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Executive Chef

Organisation: Drumlanrig Castle

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 (depending on experience) plus excellent benefits

Location: Queensberry

Buccleuch is a diverse and innovative business with a passion for sustainable land use in rural Britain. People are at the heart of Buccleuch, in particular, colleagues, tenants, customers and visitors. Our commercial enterprises, including leisure & hospitality, agriculture, forestry, energy, rural estates and commercial property, provide approximately 500 jobs in local communities.

In this new and varied role, you will be responsible for providing a quality catering offering across Queensberry Estate, whether it’s for our Drumlanrig Castle or Dabton House guests shoot lunches, corporate events or at our Castle tearoom and Larchwood cabin.

The successful candidate will develop menus in line with our vision and values with a focus on quality and provenance and have the ability to generate new and exciting ideas to develop our catering provision.

You will work closely with our gardens team to drive the development of our fresh produce provision and as a natural leader you will train and develop our catering team while overseeing food and hygiene control, HACCP and general kitchen management at multiple food outlets.

• Do you have the drive, creativity and passion to lead a variety of food outlets?
• Can you demonstrate confidence, professionalism and strong leadership skills?
• Are you well-organised and commercially focused?

At least two years of kitchen management experience at senior chef level in a quality dining establishment is essential. A driving licence and intermediate food hygiene certification are required for the role.

Interested? Please email your CV and covering letter to our recruitment team at recruitment@buccleuch.com and receive a full role description.

The closing date for applications is 24 April.

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Application Deadline: Wednesday 24/04/2024