We are currently looking for enthusiastic applicants for both full-time and part-time positions in all departments, including waiting staff, housekeepers and junior and senior kitchen roles.

 

Current Vacancies

 

*Featured Role - Sous Chef*

We are looking for a passionate, skilled and experienced chef to fill the senior role of sous chef, to support the head chef and enhance our already strong kitchen team here at The Cartford Inn.

The role requires someone with demonstrable qualifications and experience in a position of similar responsibility in another high-calibre professional kitchen. Most importantly, applicants should have an enthusiasm for food and cooking, take pride in their work and have an eagerness to contribute to our constant efforts to exceed expectations with our food.

The perfect candidate will have the opportunity to learn and develop their skills within a flourishing kitchen team at one of the best restaurants of its kind in the country, along with all the other benefits of working for one of hospitality’s best employers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting the head chef with kitchen management and leadership, including adopting the responsibilities of the head chef when he’s away
  • Contributing ideas and inspiration to help in the development of new dishes, menus and specials
  • Leading and working with the kitchen team to prepare, cook and present dishes to our high standards
  • Ensuring impeccable standards of kitchen hygiene along with the health and safety of yourself and others in the kitchen
  • Managing levels of mis en place and kitchen inventories to minimise wastage and loss

Necessary skills and experience:

  • Well developed cooking skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • An ability to remain calm under pressure at busy times
  • Recognised cookery qualifications
  • Experience working at a senior level in another professional kitchen

Most importantly, the ideal candidate will have an existing passion for being a chef, a well-developed knowledge of food and cooking and an eagerness to continue to learn and develop.

In return, we will offer you:

  • A competitive salary based on experience
  • Staff discounts and benefits
  • The support to develop and progress your career with us
  • Help finding accommodation if relocating

If you believe you are the perfect candidate for this role send your CV and a covering letter to julie@thecartfordinn.co.uk

 

Chef de Partie/Junior Sous Chef

We are looking for another skilled and passionate chef to enhance our already strong kitchen team at The Cartford Inn. The role requires someone with demonstrable qualifications and experience but more importantly an enthusiasm for food and cooking, who takes pride in their work and has an eagerness to contribute to our constant efforts to exceed expectations with our food. The perfect candidate will have the opportunity to learn and develop their skills within a flourishing kitchen team at one of the best restaurants of its kind in the country, along with all the other benefits of working for one of hospitality’s best employers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working within a team to prepare, cook and present dishes to our high standards
  • Contributing ideas and inspiration to help in the development of new dishes and menus
  • Ensuring impeccable standards of kitchen hygiene along with the health and safety of yourself and others in the kitchen
  • Managing levels of mis en place and kitchen inventories to minimise wastage and loss

Necessary skills and experience:

  • Well developed cooking skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • An ability to remain calm under pressure at busy times
  • Recognised cookery qualifications
  • Suitable professional experience

*Most importantly, successful applicants will demonstrate a keenness to learn and an existing zeal for food and cooking.

In return, we will offer you:

  • A competitive salary based on experience
  • Staff discounts and benefits
  • The support to develop and progress your career with us
  • Help finding accommodation if relocating

If you believe you are the ideal candidate for this role send your CV and a covering letter to julie@thecartfordinn.co.uk

 

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Kitchen Porter (Full-time

We are currently recruiting to fill the essential role of kitchen porter or pot-washer during service periods. As a full-time role, you will be required to work five days a week. Fulfilling a vitally important function in delivering great experiences for our customers, you’ll receive all the benefits our other restaurant staff do. This includes competitive pay, a share of tips, staff discount and the many other rewards that come with working for one of hospitality’s best employers.

To apply for this role telephone 01995 670166 or email julie@thecartfordinn.co.uk

 

 

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Front of house team

Have fun being a part of our outstanding front of house team

Our waiters, waitresses and bar staff are integral in creating great experiences for our customers. Apart from being great in their roles, their individual personalities and enthusiasm make The Cartford Inn special.

Perhaps you’re looking to start your career in hospitality? Or you’re student at college or university wanting to combine work with studies? A part-time or full-time role as a member of waiting staff is ideal for lots of different people.

Whether you're a member of waiting staff or running the bar you’ll have to work well with others to ensure high standards of service. You’ll have to learn about our menus and communicate well with customers in a polite a friendly manner. You’ll have to work well under pressure at busy times, too.

We’re looking for people with personality, not necessarily lots of experience or knowledge. An interest in food and drink is an advantage, but most important is a willingness to learn and a conscientious attitude to work.

 

If you have these qualities, send your CV and an email to julie@thecartfordinn.co.uk