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The Oak Tree Inn is currently recruiting two roles for its busy kitchen, in Balmaha, Loch Lomond.

Head Chef

The Oak Tree Inn is hiring a new Head Chef. We are a rural pub on the shores of Loch Lomond with accommodation for over 80 guests, serving over 800 covers a day in our bar and restaurant.  The core menu is contemporary Scottish pub food (incorporating vegetarian and vegan offerings) augmented by a specials menu to reflect seasonality and the skills of the chefs.  In Balmaha we also have a Café and Ice cream parlour, a shop and we have other businesses outside Balmaha either operating or in the process of development. We are building a centralised prep kitchen in Balmaha to support our expanding group of outlets; we make our own ice cream and roast our own coffee.

You will be leading a team of up to 12 chefs and 6 KPs. The Head Chef needs to be able to provide high quality and absolute consistency in the core menu and flare and competence on the specials menu. You will need to be efficient at running a busy pass, providing on the job training for  less experienced staff,  maintaining high quality output and applying rigorous standards of hygiene and overall compliance. You will be expected to run the kitchen within budget and strive for efficiencies but not at the cost of quality. There is a well established and competent Sous Chef to assist you and others in the team to support with kitchen administration.  There is considerable opportunity to grow and develop within the company in the future. The position is well paid, staff accommodation is available and there is access to outdoor activities such as canoes and paddle boards. 

The Oak Tree Inn is hiring a new Head Chef. We are a rural pub on the shores of Loch Lomond with accommodation for over 80 guests, serving up to a thousand covers a day in our bar and restaurant.  The core menu is contemporary Scottish pub food (incorporating vegetarian and vegan offerings) augmented by a specials menu to reflect seasonality and the skills of the chefs we have at the time.  In Balmaha we also have St Mocha Coffee Shop and Ice Cream Parlour, a Village shop, along with other businesses outside Balmaha either operating or in the process of development. We are building a centralised prep kitchen in Balmaha to support our expanding group of outlets; we also make our own ice cream and roast our own coffee. The overall brand is all about quality. 

Trainee Chef

Interested in food? Looking for a job or a career change? The Oak Tree Inn in Balmaha is keen to take on aspiring cooks/chefs of all ages.. This would suit school leavers or those of any age looking for new challenges.  No experience required, attitude and aptitude are more important at this stage,as full training given following a planned progression from the essential food hygiene training, through basic kitchen skills and on to cooking then plating up and presenting food to the pass. Be part of a team and enjoy the camaraderie and buzz of a busy service or simply take pleasure from developing your personal skills on food preparation. Many of you will have more relevant experience than you might think especially of you have been preparing food at home. Good rates of pay, staff accommodation and access to outdoor activities might also encourage you to take the next step. You know how it all works as you’ve seen it on TV; don’t just watch it give it a go and be a part of it.

 To apply for either role please email your CV and covering note to recruitment@theoaktreeinn.co.uk

 

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