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Head Chef

POSTED ON 08 Jan 2024
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Alderney and The Moorings

Looking for somewhere new to explore? Keen to live a short walk from beautiful white sand beaches? Searching for a place where you can find the perfect life-work balance whilst saving money and working alongside a team of like minded people? Join our team on Alderney, in The Channel Islands. Alderney has something for everyone: stunning beaches, wildlife, history, plentiful restaurants, pubs, beach BBQs, sports, camping, fishing, a week long summer festival, and a cosy winter season.

We want our staff to embrace island life and the community – there is plenty to do and the more you put in, the more you get out!

The Moorings is a fun, relaxed and sociable place to work, we’re looking for staff who are energetic, friendly, and have a passion for great food and customer service. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Responsible for the smooth running, success and profitability of The Moorings restaurant. 
  • Ongoing development of bistro – style menu and seasonal specials in line with our ethos. 
  • Ensuring food is delivered consistently and to the highest quality at all times. 
  • Maintaining excellent relations with our on-island suppliers, using local and seasonal produce where possible to showcase what our island has to offer.
  • Assisting with recruitment, induction and ongoing training of the kitchen team. 
  • Active line management of the kitchen team – monitoring welfare, encouraging a good work/life balance and professional development in the team.
  • Working with the GM and Moorings managers to set and maintain targets.
  • Managing menu costing, kitchen accounts, schedules and any other admin necessary. 
  • Contributing creative ideas to drive sales and support the community with foodie events. 
  • Creation of bespoke function menus and assisting with outside catering. 
  • Working closely with The Georgian House Head Chef to ensure alignment of menus and costs.


Skills and experience needed

  • Minimum Two years’ experience in a similar role, ideally in a fast paced, casual dining establishment.
  • Previous experience designing high quality menus which can be delivered at volume.
  • A keen financial awareness in order to achieve target margins.
  • A great team player who is confident managing a team, maintaining the good relations with our suppliers and understanding the needs and feedback of our customers.  
  • A strong understanding of health and hygiene requirements. 
  • Highly organised with a high level of attention to detail and computer proficiency. 
  • Previous work on events, weddings and outside functions is a bonus.  
  • They will have a great work ethic, positive attitude, energy and a passion for great food and shared ethos in working with and celebrating the finest of locally sourced produced.  


  • Competitive salary plus tips paid weekly.
  • 2 Consecutive days off per week. 
  • Outgoing flight from the UK.
  • Discount on food and beverage at The Georgian House.
  • Staff accommodation.
  • Accommodation discounts for family and friends.
  • Holiday pay.
  • Meals on duty.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Your birthday off. 


When applying, please include the following in your cover letter (please note we will not consider applications without a cover letter) 

  • Where are you currently based?
  • Do you have the right to live and work in the UK?
  • What appeals to you about working on Alderney?
  • What dates are you available to work from and until?
  • Why do you think you’re the right person for this role?


Other positions are also available at our sister businesses on Alderney - please send an email for more information. 

Braye beach

The Moorings


Head Chef


Restaurants & Catering


Chefs, Head chef, Sous Chef

Channel Islands
Channel Islands

Start April-June


Full time



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