The Mainwaring Arms

Careers in our kitchen…

You are the champion of delivering delicious, high-quality, local & seasonal food for all our guests. You are passionate about working in a high standard kitchen and you thrive on the fast-paced nature of your role. You’re an ambitious individual, who is takes pride in maintaining or leading a very family-like, hardworking kitchen team. You will be motivated and enthusiastic about continuing to build on The Mainwaring Arms’ ongoing success!

As Chef de Partie you are a positive, reliable, integral member of The Mainwaring Arms kitchen operation. You’ll have to be hardworking and trustworthy and used to working in a fast-paced environment. You’ll show attention to detail by maintaining the high standards of cleanliness and organisation within the kitchen team as well as consistently serving well presented, wholesome dishes in a timely manner. You’ll be passionate about preparing and cooking great, fresh food for your guests to enjoy, you will treat everyone with respect and remain calm at all times and you will share your team’s energy and passion to contribute to The Mainwaring Arm’s ongoing success

This is a full-time role but if it’s a flexible schedule you’re after…

The Mainwaring Arms is open 7 days a week, therefore we can offer a flexible working schedule for chefs that either want more of a work/life balance or who have other commitments. Depending on your needs and the needs of business, if successful in your application, a possible rota can be discussed that would suit everyone

What we offer…

  • Actual competitive hourly rate 
  • Excellent, equal share of tips and Tronc
  • Flexible working schedule on offer
  • Free staff meals on duty
  • 30% discount for you and up to 6 guests across all of our 7 pubs
  • Birthday and Years’ service gifts
  • Annual company-wide events including ‘Cheshire Cat Fest’ and regular pub team meet ups
  • Opportunities to go on internal and external product courses eg. Wine tasting, brewery trips, farm visits
  • Personalised training and development plans for those wishing to advance their career

The Mainwaring Arms are looking for talented, committed and enthusiastic chefs to make up our brigade for this exciting journey ahead. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a kitchen team made up of like-minded people who want to create a harmonious kitchen environment whilst consistently serving fresh, seasonal dishes to our wonderful guests

You will be a reliable, quick thinking, creative person who is committed to ensuring every dish leaves the kitchen to our high company standards. Attention to detail is a must alongside the ability to work within a team. With training integral to the role, we will give you the opportunity to develop your culinary skills to prepare fresh, seasonal dishes whilst planning your future progression with us

All good Commis Chefs will possess the following:

  • Basic knowledge of all sections of the kitchen
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to produce high quality, fresh food
  • Understanding of basic food safety and H&S
  • Team engagement skills
  • Good communication
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Adaptability to change and willingness to embrace new ideas

What we offer:

  • Excellent weekly tips and Tronce
  • Competitive salary
  • Multi-site operator with expansion plans in the near future giving the opportunity to develop your skills and career at other sites
  • The offer of real career progression for those hardworking employees who are willing to learn and adapt
  • Great development training courses and apprenticeship programmes that set you up for success
  • Off shift 30% discount for you and up to 6 guests across all our pubs & inns
  • Meals on duty
  • Birthday gift and Years’ service gift
  • On-site parking

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