Additional Duties (include but not restricted to)
Start Date: Mid September
Hours: 5 days a week including weekends
Accommodation: Live out but provided when traveling to other residences
A large part of your role would be cooking, mainly at the weekend – what you will be making will vary depending on the guests and scenarios – one day you could be making a light lunch of quiche and soup and the next a 3-course meal of soufflés, boeuf en croute and elaborate desserts. Therefore, it is important that you have good experience and are confident in the kitchen cooking for large parties.
The Housekeeping side of the role is less full on – there is a daily cleaner who comes to the property Mon – Fri so you will be mainly cleaning the communal areas of the ground floor and of course the kitchen as well as running errands.
You will be provided with a car and accommodation, a 2-bedroom maisonette within the building (but with own entrance).
Hours: 5 days a week (days off during the week)
Salary: £25,000 DOE
Accommodation: 2 bedroom maisonette
Start Date: October
We are urgently recruiting a barge chef to join a beautiful luxury barge hotel TOMORROW and guests will also be flying tomorrow! The Chef must have a good working knowledge of food in general and have an active interest in the food of the region. They will need to be able to demonstrate good presentation skills and be organised with your provisioning, as you’re not always close to a supermarket.
You will be providing the breakfast, lunch and dinner for the 6 guests who will be staying aboard with 2 lunches being had off of the boat. Also cooking for your fellow crew members and preparing crew food is essential for a happy boat!
Lunches can be plated or buffet, but ideally should include both. The evening meals are more formal and usually consist of four courses, starter, main, cheese and dessert with perhaps an amuse bouche to create a perfect balance of flavours and interest.
The hotel barge galley is the Chef’s domain, and safety, cleanliness, and food hygiene are the up-most priorities and the responsibility of the Chef. It is essential that the Chef has suitable training and holds relevant certificates. Safety must include awareness and management of all safety equipment. Food hygiene must correspond to the strict norms of the restaurant industry.
The Chef is also responsible for shopping, stock management and bookkeeping. A driving licence, a good knowledge of French (where appropriate) and good spoken English are desired.
A hotel barge holiday along the smaller canals and rivers is all about exploring a region in slow comfortable detail; through the cruise, the tours, and especially the local cuisine. So the dishes we serve should be a well-researched variety from the region in a first instance, other national dishes second, and maybe include the Chef’s own culinary speciality. There is certainly scope for individual flair and creativity.
There is a generous salary of €850 per week as well as the potential to earn great tips! You will be sharing a cabin with one other person. This position is to begin ASAP until the end of October.
This is a live out position, so the ideal candidate will live in the area already.
The House Manager and Housekeeper usually serve the breakfasts, so you would just be in charge of lunch and dinner. Hours will vary however the House Manager does her best to create fair rotas for all staff members.
This fantastic role is located in Banbury, near Oxford, and will include some travel. This is a live-out position, so the ideal candidate will live in the area already.
You will be assisted by the Housekeepers with food prep, so you should be used to managing others in the kitchen. The house will be a full-time residence for one person, however, other family members will also be staying intermittently.
Start Date: August 2018
Salary: TBC DOE
Accommodation: Live in/live out