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Executive Head Chef DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic, The Majestic Hotel, Ripon Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2HU

At Cairn Group we’re ambitious. With a varied and extensive UK portfolio of hotels, bars and restaurants in our portfolio, we’re focused on continual growth and are in it for the long haul. We are a family owned business with family values at our core, with a growing team and sites UK wide.

About the role...

As Executive Chef you’ll be overall responsible for the Kitchen and its staff, directing all kitchen activities and ensuring the preparation of our delicious food - helping create memorable experiences for guests - whenever and wherever they dine. You’ll also ensure quality, kitchen maintenance and inventory functions are kept to the highest standards - to make sure your kitchen is always running smoothly. In addition to being a fantastic Chef, you’ll also be an amazing leader.

You will lead and inspire everyone in the brigade, from the kitchen porter to the sous chef.  This can extend to front of house restaurant staff from time to time. The main purpose of the role is to manage the quality and food production of all catering and business at the venue, menu creation, accurate forecasting and GP achievement and ensuring legislative requirements are met.

About you…

  • Excellent cooking skills with a strong understanding of produce and ingredients
  • The ability to write menus that are both creative and profitable
  • Excellent leadership skills with experience of developing and leading a team
  • Strong communication skills through a variety of means
  • Flexible and adaptable, with the ability to stay calm under pressure, adapting your approach to complete routine and non-routine tasks
  • Exceptional organisation and planning skills through Standard operating procedures. High attention to detail and accuracy – great at managing one’s own time and the time of the team
  • Drive & self-motivated. Excellent knowledge of kitchen related legislative requirements/audits & HACCP
  • Experience of budget management with a good understanding of P&Ls and KPIs

DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic
The Majestic Hotel, Ripon Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2HU

  • Job Ref CG2334
  • Branch DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic
  • Location The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate
  • Salary/Benefits £45,000 pa + benefits package
  • Contract type Permanent
  • Hours Full Time
  • Hours per week 40
  • Posted date 14/03/2019
  • Closing date 16/04/2019

A palatial and stately Victorian property, The Majestic Hotel is a Harrogate landmark, set in 8 acres of private gardens in the heart of this elegant spa town.  Built at the height of Harrogate’s prosperity in the 19th Century, The Majestic Hotel is a grand, opulent base from which to discover the town’s many fine buildings, excellent shops and beautiful parks and gardens, or head out into the magnificent Yorkshire Dales National Park.


Cairn Group Staff Discount Scheme
Retail and travel discounts
Recruit a friend Scheme
Induction and training programme
Star of the Month & Golden Ticket Award
Pension scheme
Meals on Duty
Cycle 2 work scheme*
Free use of Gym

* apply to positions above minimum wage