Head Chef Village Gastro Pub with Rooms

Head Chef Village Gastro Pub with Rooms

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative Head Chef for a picturesque, thatched village gastro pub near Witney in rural Oxfordshire. The pub has 11 letting rooms, a 60-cover restaurant, outside dining and events space and summer garden shack that serves bar snacks and light meals straight from the hut.

Menus are fresh, seasonal, high-end Gastro pub style with some produce grown in its own kitchen garden. It is firmly established as a destination dining venue locally and has a particularly strong Sunday lunch trade. Everything is fresh and prepared in-house, so this kitchen is always busy, standards throughout are high.


As Head Chef you will be responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of your kitchen including:

  • All food production, stock management & wastage
  • Compliance with all statutory regulations and legislation
  • Staff training & retention
  • Food safety & hygiene
  • The kitchen budget and GP
  • Maintain exceptional standards of quality assurance, food prep and cooking
  • Maintaining a 5* Food hygiene rating


Required: Qualifications / Skills / Experience

  • Passion and enthusiasm for food and quality,
  • Previous experience in a similar environment
  • Creative flair & attention to detail
  • Team player with a strong work ethic
  • Meticulous, organised and punctual


Our ideal candidate will be a craft led professional chef with a background in 2 AA Rosette establishments, up to date with modern cooking techniques, comfortable in a fast-paced environment, even tempered and customer focused.


This opportunity might suit a London based chef looking to escape the rat race for the chance to cook great food in the countryside and enjoy a better work/life balance.

Salary: Up to £45,000

Own transport is essential due to location.

Live-in Accommodation is available. Also a relocation package.

5-day week


We are building a new team from scratch so have other positions available too.



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