Head Chef

Job Information

  • Permanent
  • Bath, Somerset
  • £60000 - £62000 per annum GBP / Year
  • Applications have closed.

Job Details

Head Chef, Boutique Hotel, Bath

Salary £60,000 + 20% bonus, and company benefits

We are looking for a Head Chef to plan and direct all food operations across this beautiful boutique hotel, which is part of a family-owned group.

You will be joining a friendly team at a very exciting time. The hotel’s inside and outdoor areas are popular, and you will have full responsibility for the day-to-day food of this busy operation. This includes a restaurant, bar, tea room, room service and some conference and events facilities.

Things to know:

  • Salary made up of a basic of £50K, plus tronc/service charge, and ability to earn a bonus which is 20% of salary
  • Work-life balance focused – 40 – 42 hours per week which will include some weekends
  • You will be joining a friendly and professional team
  • Private medical insurance as standard
  • Free Hotel Breaks available -You can benefit from two free breaks of one/two days in any other hotel, in a 12-month period
  • The Company contributes £150 towards a membership at a leisure centre or with associations such as the National Trust
  • The Company pays for your membership to the Institute of Hospitality – creating avenues for learning, coaching, and mentoring
  • Learning and Development – An extensive range of training opportunities are available to facilitate your personal development
  • Health Assured service – A confidential service offering CBT therapy, up-to-date information, support, and advice on a broad range of subjects
  • Subsidised Learning Courses – The Company encourage your learning and development so would like to contribute to courses you would like us to explore.

Things you will be doing as a Head Chef:

  • Plan and direct all food being served across a busy hotel with a hands-on and proactive approach
  • Maintain high standards of food and health and safety practices within the food outlets
  • Manage the training and development needs of your team
  • Take full responsibility for the delivery of the financial and commercial targets within your area
  • Innovate ideas, help plan new products, and oversee all day-to-day operations within budgeted guidelines and to the highest standards

You will be a great fit if you:

  • Are currently in a Head Chef or Sous Chef role, with a background in restaurants, hotels, or a food retail background
  • Have an outgoing and nurturing personality and can keep calm under pressure
  • Are confident, organised and maintain a hands-on supervisory management approach
  • Can demonstrate exceptional attention to detail, a guest-first approach and a real passion for great service delivery
  • Can work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Are motivating, encouraging, and inspirational with a passion for supporting, developing, and coaching others
  • Have experience with P&L management, purchasing of stock, and experience at delivering a budget
  • Are confident, organized and maintain a hands-on supervisory management approach
  • Have excellent people skills


In line with present UK working requirements, all candidates are required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. Spayse’s undertaking is as a recruitment agent in this role and are bound by the requirements requested by our client.

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