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Kitchen Managers and Second Chefs

“We receive a lot of help and support from the brewery. We are just about to embark on some food development work with the head office team to introduce some high-end, bespoke dishes such as lobster, paella and lemon sole in keeping with our seaside location and satisfying customer demand for an upmarket, premium offer.”

Anthony, Second Chef, Minnis Bay Bar & Brasserie, Birchington

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We have more than 300 pubs, inns and hotels across the South East, and employ more than 1,000 staff across our estate, along with more than 270 employees at our head office and brewery. 

We know that our committed and passionate team is vital to our success, and we are always looking for talented staff to join us.

Together with a great range of employee benefits, we also offer a range of in-house development programmes, to support and inspire you to achieve your goals. 

Kitchen Managers, Head Chefs and Second Chefs

We serve more than a million meals each year across our retail sites, so our senior kitchen staff play a vital part in our business, helping to drive the quality of our menus and food presentation.

About This Role

We currently employ more than 1,000 staff across our retail estate, which comprises more than 60 busy outlets across London and the South East, serving over a million meals each year. Our ever growing portfolio ranges from characterful pubs in London’s West End and The City, to large seafront hotels in Kent, with a diverse range of sites in between. During the past year we have invested £4.5 million to improve the look and feel of our retail estate, and continue to identify and introduce initiatives to develop our offer and enhance the customer experience.

We are looking for new Kitchen Managers and Second Chefs to join us. You will be passionate about food, and possess the experience and skills to create a menu of delicious, well-presented dishes.

In return, we offer great employee benefits, including competitive salaries, a share incentive plan and staff discount scheme.  We want to attract, retain and develop the very best people, so we will provide the training and development to support and inspire you to achieve your goals.

Ship & Trades

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What It's like

“As part of our recent refurbishment, the brewery has invested in improved specialist kitchen equipment such as hot holding cupboards, an increased number of hot lights and a new Merrychef, which are essential in getting us through busy services efficiently.  It means that we rarely have a waiting time and generally makes life easier for our team of six chefs.” Steve, Kitchen Manager, Royal Albion, Broadstairs

Contact Us

If you would like any more information, chat to our Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01795 542132 or email recruitment@shepherdneame.co.uk.

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