Head Chef - Live in Available


Up to £40000.00 per annum plus live in accommodation

Job Type

full time


Fowey, Havener's

Closing date

Monday 15th August 2022

Job Description

Havener’s proudly overlooks Fowey’s breathtaking waterside scenery, where the river meets the open ocean. Our bar and grill is renowned for its delicious, contemporary menu which takes inspiration from its nautical surroundings. We also offer comfy rooms that soak up the best of the views.

You’ll be working in a beautiful fishing town that ticks every box. Art galleries and quaint shops line the narrow and winding streets, while the water buzzes with the activity of the harbour and its local sailing clubs.

About you: 

  • You front the Kitchen and Back of House Team, taking pride in overseeing a quality food offering that delights our guests. 
  • Working closely with the General Manager, you champion the spirit and values of St Austell Family Group, inspiring those around you and setting a glowing example for them to follow.
  • You have a passion for creating culinary delights from quality, locally sourced ingredients.
  • A keen eye for details sees you take responsibility for all food leaving the kitchen, making sure it is up to spec, with costs kept in line with company targets.
  • Closely monitoring your team’s performance gives you the insight to give praise where it’s due, provide constructive feedback, and nurture talent.
  • You care about the environment and ensure that the handling and disposing of waste and recycling materials is done in the right way. Your team members see you as a source of knowledge. Thanks to you, they know our offering inside out and adapt to menu changes with ease. 
  • You know food health and safety regulations like the back of your hand.
  • Being commercially minded, you understand budgets and sales targets, and play your part in helping to achieve them.
  • You make sure the kitchen it is kept looking spick and span, upholding the highest levels of hygiene and cleanliness.

What we will offer you in return:

  • A competitive salary. 
  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Company benefits discount card, which includes 30% off food & drink in our managed houses and 50% off accommodation.
  • Pension scheme, contribution-based.
  • Fantastic training & career development opportunities.
  • Exceptional bonus scheme.
  • Healthcare cashback plan.
Additional info:

St Austell Family Group is an Equal Opportunities employer, and we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We also welcome requests for flexible working.

Early applications are encouraged as we’ll review applications throughout the recruitment process and reserve the right to close the advert at any time. Please note that we politely request no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. Speculative CVs from recruitment agencies won’t be accepted, nor the fees associated with them.  

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