From time to time we have positions available at Knockderry House and are always interested in hearing from those with a passion for great hospitality. Knockderry House has a small and close knit team.  We are passionate about our customer service and are constantly striving to improve what we offer. We have a award winning restaurant offering seasonal and quality produce.  The hotel has received numerous awards for the quality of its food, the restaurant and its customer service recently was awarded Small Country House Hotel of the Year for Argyll and Bute and Loch Lomond in the Scottish Hotel Awards 2015.  If you would like to come and join us we would like to hear from you.

Sous Chef

Knockderry Country House is a small 4 star country house hotel with a 2 Rosette restaurant and recent holders of Romantic Hotel of the Year at the 2016 Scottish Hotel Awards.  We are now looking for an experienced Sous Chef with rosette experience to join our small kitchen brigade.

We offer quality dining using fresh Scottish produce to both residents and non residents in our 32 seater restaurant.

You will be an integral part of the kitchen team, assisting the head chef with menu planning, costing and training. You will be expected to help the head chef maintain, deliver and execute all aspects of running a successful kitchen operation. In particular:

  • Work with the head chef to produce diversified menus in accordance with the restaurant’s policy and vision
  • Come up with new dishes which appeal to customers.
  • Establish the working schedule and organise the work in the kitchen so that everything works like a “well-oiled machinery’’.
  • Produce high quality dishes that follow up the established menu and level up to location’s standards, as well as to clients’ requirements;
  • Plan the food design in order to create a perfect match between the dish’s aspect and its taste;
  • Assist in training and developing chefs in order to reach the high standards of the location;
  • Training the auxiliary kitchen staff in order to provide best results in minimum time and using at the maximum the available resources;
  • Maintain order and discipline in the kitchen during working hours;
  • Make sure the hygiene and food safety standards are met in all stages of food preparation, starting with the ingredients and ending with the finished dish which leaves the kitchen door;
  • Make sure that the professional equipment is in good conditions and signal any malfunction before it affects the staff or the clients.
  • Responsibility for the kitchen department, food costing, ordering, food and health and safety
  • Day to day support for the head chef in carrying out all duties required
  • Ensuring that all dishes are prepared with attention to detail and to the highest standard.
  • Assisting the Head Chef with the kitchen brigade, motivating the team and sharing knowledge, training and developing chefs.

We are 20 minutes drive from Helensburgh and can offer live in accommodation if required.

In summary we are passionate about food and delivering first class hospitality to our guests and will look for a candidate that is able to demonstrate the same characteristics.

Salary £21,000-£24,000
We are also currently inviting applications for the following General Assistant position:

General Assistant

Knockderry House is a small country house hotel with a strong reputation for good seasonal and Scottish food. We are currently looking for a General Assistant to join us – if you are looking for an opportunity to work in a local hotel with a small but hardworking team then please send us your cv explaining why you are the right candidate for us.
The main duties of a General Assistant are to assist the Duty Manager run the front of house and housekeeping operation on a day to day basis.

Tasks will include:
Setting up for breakfast, lunch or dinner service.
Assisting serve breakfast / lunch or dinner.
Cleaning food areas including the restaurant and bar as well as equipment, crockery and cutlery.
Assisting Housekeeping department service roomsIn addition, you may be asked to assist with any weddings or events that we hold at the hotel.
Experience is desirable but not essential as we are looking for a hardworking and reliable individual who is keen to work in a team.

Please note that the hours can be early if serving breakfast (7.00 am) or late on a busy night which may require you to have your own transport to get home as the last bus leaves at 10.00 pm.

Please outline in your application if you are a car driver and when you would be available for an interview/working trial. Salary is based upon experience but in the region of £7.20 per hour

You must be able to demonstrate a courteous manner yet be focused on providing a consistently high standard of customer care.This is a part time position will be at least 3 days per week with the opportunity for more shifts during holidays and busy periods. You must be able to work within the United Kingdom.Applicants must have a good level of English both spoken and understanding. Please note that this is a live-out position as there is no accommodation available.If you are interested in joining our team please forward a copy of your CV for consideration. We look forward from hearing from you.Please send your CV for the attention of ‘The Manager’ stating what experience you may have and what you could offer the business.  If you are successful you will be invited for interview.  Please indicate when you would be free to attend an interview.

Hotel Manager

Knockderry Country House Hotel,
Shore Road,
G84 0NX

Or email: Kerrie@knockderryhouse.co.uk

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