Links House at Royal Dornoch, Golf Road, Dornoch, Scotland, IV25 3LW
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Sous Chef

What we want from you

We are looking for a dedicated, experienced and innovative hospitality professional to join our unique team as Sous Chef.  Working closely alongside our Head Chef and Restaurant Manager, the successful candidate will help sculpt and deliver the entire restaurant experience.

The appropriate candidate will have extensive F&B culinary experience within 5-star establishments and a track record of successfully delivering concepts and events.

Core attributes to possess are:

  • Maturity
  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Emotionally Intelligent
  • Innovative

Teamwork and creativity are essential elements of our culture as well as a desire to work as an active member of a small team.

Links House at Royal Dornoch

Links House 5-star luxury country house hotel located on the 1st tee at Royal Dornoch Golf Club (Ranked 5th in the World) in Sutherland, Scotland was opened in 2013. Offering 15 luxury rooms as well as a 30-cover restaurant.

Awarded SHA Luxury Town Hotel & Golf Hotel of the year in 2019, Links House is considered as one of the finest boutique offerings in the Highlands and UK.

The location in Dornoch, Scotland is extraordinarily beautiful with wonderful sporting, country life and many other small-town amenities.

Our award-winning restaurant offers exceptional Highland cuisine served with the finest, fresh local produce, seafood and game as well as possibly the finest wine list in the north of Scotland.

We have successfully expanded our overall strategies well beyond the traditional golf market towards full country sport activities (fishing, shooting, stalking, hiking, cycling and health & wellness) as well as the North Coast 500 car touring market.

2020 will see the introduction of a new concept within F&B.  Through analysis of our guest segmentation, we will be delivering a more relaxed level of comfortable luxury.  Allowing the finest of Scottish ingredients to speak for themselves, with minimal interruption and a knowledgeable, interactive service.  Championing ‘brand’ Scotland.

Combined with this we will have a very exciting and busy F&B event schedule planned throughout 2020.

The hotel is open from April 1st through Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve).

Professional/Character Requirements:

  • Experience in a 2 Rosette operation
    • Boutique hotel
    • Luxury Hotel Group
    • Luxury Restaurant
  • Minimum 5 Years’ experience in hospitality
    • International experience
    • Well-travelled
  • A confident leader for younger members of the team
    • Support the Head Chef on a daily basis
    • Willingness to learn and develop professionally & personally
  • Track record for success
  • Passionate about food
    • Particularly Scottish produce
  • Innovative & excited with/about food
  • Proficient in kitchen management; stock control, administration, supplier liaison, staff management
  • Adaptability
  • Staff training & development – Mentoring younger members of the team
  • Guest facing individual with charisma
    • Understanding of high-level restaurant service standards
  • Understanding the importance of Hotel Standard Operating Procedures
  • Passionate about Scotland
  • Someone that wants to achieve our vision and dreams, along with their own
  • A dedicated Team Player
  • Industry trend aware
  • Willingness to meet any challenge
  • Able to use initiative and take ownership of position
  • Embrace our core values and mission statement
  • Maturity and desire to relocate
  • Someone that likes the outdoors

Compensation and Benefits

The position is a full-time salaried position. Salary levels will be highly competitive to similar positions in more urban markets. Given the seasonal nature of the business, the position experiences a heavy work load during season and enjoys 2-3 months paid vacation during the Winter closer.

Added benefits:

  • Opportunity to be part of something very special
  • Be part of a unique team with huge ambitions
  • Having the highlands on your doorstep
  • Development opportunities
  • Team building programme during the year
  • Very Competitive remuneration package
  • Fully Subsidised Accommodation – off site
  • Gym membership

2019 has as seen fabulous growth, not only within the business but within the development of the team. We are at an extremely exciting point in the history of Links House and the successful candidate will appreciate, not only a very comfortable and creative work environment but also access to some of the most beautiful parts of Scotland.

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To apply please send your CV and covering letter via the details below:

Links House at Royal Dornoch Golf Road, Dornoch
Sutherland, Scotland IV25-3LW

Contact information: Phil Scott, General Manager

Contact – phil@linkshousedornoch.com | 07454 704 199

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