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Head Chef

Juggs, Lewes

  • Full time & permanent
  • Up to £35,000 per annum plus service fees, bonus scheme, share plan, health care and more

As we step in to 2022, Shepherd Neame is excited to be looking for an experienced Head Chef to join our management team at the Juggs in Kingston, Lewes, East Sussex.

The Juggs is a beautiful destination dining pub & restaurant nestled at the foot of the South Downs and it boasts a great menu full of fresh, classic pub dishes and a range of daily chefs specials. The Juggs currently operates at an approximate 70% food and 30% wet split and internally the pub can accommodate approx. 70 covers, but when the sun is shining and the pretty garden is packed full this can increase to up to 175 covers.

In order to be considered for this role, you will have a proven track record of delivering exceptional food and you must love and be proud of what you do! We need a strong but hands on Head Chef that can further develop and strengthen our existing kitchen team.

In return, we will offer you a pay rate of up to £35,000 per annum plus guaranteed service fees of approx. £6,000 per annum, an annual bonus scheme, share of tips, private healthcare, other great company benefits and the opportunity to join our 'Chefs Development Programme', helping you to achieve your full career potential with us in the longer term.

What are we looking for?

  • Proven experience at a Head Chef level.
  • A strong Senior Sous / Sous Chef that is ready to take the next step.
  • High volume catering and function experience.
  • The ability to lead and develop a large kitchen team.
  • A good understanding of P&L analysis, GP & menu costing and wage budgeting.
  • Former stock purchasing, ordering and management experience.
  • The ability to implement and monitor health & safety and food safety procedures.
  • The desire to assist with menu development in the long term.
  • Passion and enthusiasm in the kitchen.
  • You must be flexible in terms of the working hours required of you.


  • Salary of up to £35,000 per annum
  • Guaranteed service fee charges of approx £6,000 per annum 
  • Bonus scheme
  • Private health care scheme
  • Company pension plan
  • Shares incentive plan
  • Paid breaks
  • Share of tips
  • Early wage withdrawal scheme
  • Access to a Workplace Mental Health Platform offering proactive support for all areas of life
  • Employee discount scheme at Shepherd Neame managed pubs & hotels
  • 28 days paid holiday per year
  • App for online rota
  • Full company Induction Process
  • Opportunity to develop & move between pubs and grow with the company
  • The opportunity to join our ‘chef development & mentor programme’
  • Fast paced, fun and diverse working environment
  • Chefs whites provided

In order to be considered for this role please apply online with your CV now.