Position: Executive Head Chef


Excellent Salary and bonus structure - negotiable depending on experience -  plus generous benefits package including tips meals on duty, uniforms, transport from Melton Mowbray and Asfordby, use of gymnasium and exercise classes and much more.

For more details please see our benefits and rewards page.

Hours of work: Approximately 45-50 hours per week worked on a rota basis.

About this position:

Award-winning Ragdale Hall, one of the UK's most prestigious and luxurious destination spas, has a fantastic opportunity for a talented and hands-on Executive Head Chef to lead and inspire a 23-strong brigade across three kitchens.

Serving 250 buffet lunches and 200 table d'hote dinners every day along with additional snacks and healthy gastro-style meals in our Verandah Bar, we require a chef who is capable of producing consistently high-quality food.

You should have exceptional kitchen management skills and be innovative and creative with a desire to push the boundaries of healthy cuisine. We seek a natural leader and someone keen to develop the team alongside the food offer.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least ten years previous experience in a four or five star high volume establishment
  • A proven track record in managing all aspects of a kitchen budget 
  • The ability to drive standards and develop menus in accordance with current trends
  • A solid understanding of the principles of healthy eating 
  • The skill to inspire and lead a team in excess of 40 staff

In addition to an excellent salary and bonus -negotiable on experience- we can offer many other benefits as part of a succesful, independent business.

Qualifications and skills required:

You should have at least ten years' experience within a high volume four or five star environment, be able to lead and motivate a team and have a passion and flair for your craft.

How to apply:

Email your CV or download and complete an application form and send to For more information telephone 01664 433038.

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