Head Chef – Northbrook Arms, East Stratton, Winchester SO21 3DU

Head Chef – Northbrook Arms, East Stratton, Winchester SO21 3DU

Executive Chef, Pub, Bars & Restaurants



Northbrook Arms, East Stratton, Near Winchester, Hampshire

Pub, Holiday Cottages, Events Spaces (& Wellness Centre)


Starting Salary of c.£30,000 negotiable + bonus – could be Live In if required

The Timing

Start Date: 3rd May 2021

The Property

Situated in the beautiful Test Valley, some 5 miles from the historic City of Winchester, this privately-owned, quintessentially British, period country pub sits opposite the village green and is at the outset of a truly amazing journey and the owners, (Adam and Kate), are actively seeking to recruit an experienced Head Chef with whom they can work closely to establish this enterprising family business. Currently the subject of a major refurbishment, upon full completion (estimated mid 2023) the property will consist of dining rooms (including extensive outdoor dining), extensive events space (opening around November 2021), 5 holiday cottages (of which 2 opening in July 2021) and a Wellness Centre including spa, gym and pool (July 2023).

The Opportunities

Head Chef – the successful applicant will be a driven, creative, proven Head Chef/Sous Chef ambitious to produce a new menu featuring top-notch, wholesome, contemporary dishes using local seasonal produce wherever possible. The food offer will include indoor and outdoor dining, event catering (parties, fetes, game shoots etc), in-room dining, afternoon teas, picnic hampers etc. Core duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Constructing, directing and delivering a new contemporary pub menu
  • Menu engineering to creating seasonal specials as well as managing event catering
  • Identifying & appointing food suppliers, purchasing, stock management and cost management to achieve agreed food margins
  • Managing, developing, scheduling and overseeing all kitchen staff
  • Fostering a climate of co-operation and respect.

The Rewards on offer for the Head Chef

  • Base salary of c.£30,000
  • Meaningful & Achievable Bonus
  • Work Life Balance – and the Owners mean it!
  • Exceptional working conditions within welcoming village environment


What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting Head Chef opportunity, please email Nick Charles including a copy of your CV in WORD format. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, only suitable Head Chef candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days, please assume that your application, in this instance, has not been successful.






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