Relief Chef


Hertford£30,000 to £33,000 dependent on experienceFull time

If your ambition is to build a career in a long established, successful family run business, where guests come first and quality is paramount, come and join us as a Relief Chef. We’re independent, so believe in investing in the future and we love home-grown talent. We treat all our people like part of the family – you’ll be respected, trained, coached and encouraged to grow in confidence, to achieve more than you thought you were capable of.

This is a really exciting opportunity to have a varied and interesting chef role, with a flexible approach

Are you an experienced Chef or Sous Chef looking for your next challenge? We are now on the hunt for an amazing Chef to join our business and help us deliver exceptional food service to our guests. The role of the Relief Chef will encompass periods of short-term cover within our kitchens across the McMullen’s estate.

Why Join Us?

  • Salary of £30-£33K live out (must be Herts or Essex)
  • Award-winning learning and development programmes
  • 60% discounted meals when you are working
  • 25% discount on food and 20% off drinks for you and your friends on your day off
  • Family friendly policies including enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • A step into a progressive company who believe in treating people as a name, not a number
  • Lots of reward and recognition opportunities
  • A bonus for assisting us in finding amazing new chefs
  • Further management training through the McMullen’s GROW Programme

The role will require:

  • Covering Head Chef / Sous Chef holidays
  • Supporting businesses whilst they are recruiting for Chefs
  • Working throughout McMullen’s concepts from Destination to Your Friendly Locals, delivering the food concept to Company standard and exceeding guest expectations
  • All aspects of food stock control including ordering, deliveries, stock taking and control of wastage
  • All aspects of Food Safety and Health and Safety compliance in accordance with the law and Company policy

If you have the ability to remain calm under pressure, can be flexible and amenable, and are comfortable working with a range of food menus then this could be the role for you.

Applicants must be able to drive and have their own method of transport.