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Executive Chef - Grand Cafe - Edinburgh

Ref: 1714 Date Posted: Thursday 09 Aug 2018
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Due to the success of our recent launch, we are now looking for an experienced Executive Chef to lead our Kitchen team at the Grand Cafe at The Scotsman. 

If you have a passion for working in a quality restaurant with fresh produce which delivers a great dining experience please read on and Apply Now!


Opened July 2018, The Grand Cafe is home to one of Edinburgh’s most magnificent Old Town venues. Set within the Scotsman’s former advertising hall, the spectacular double height space can seat one hundred and fifty covers across its spectacular ground floor and balcony, filled with light, character and beautiful period features.

A fresh, light all day menu will take guests from early breakfasts, brunches and lunches through to afternoon teas and evening dining options – all created by Dundee-born MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Chris Niven, using ingredients sourced from a hand-picked selection of great Scottish producers.

As Executive Chef, your role will include:

  • Full responsibility for the overall operation of the kitchens.
  • Ensuring the business complies with the necessary hygiene and health and safety legislation.
  • Involvement in menu creation and implementation.
  • Ensuring wage percentage targets are adhered to and improved upon where possible.

A little about you:

  • You will excel in your Chef profession and will be looking to progress within a dynamic company that can help you take the next step on the career ladder.
  • You will have strong people and operational management skills and have experience in the industry at a supervisory level. 
  • Your CV is varied and extensive, and makes for great reading.
  • You take pride in yourself, your work, and your wider team.

A little about us: 

  • We have an excellent reputation for bringing old, listed buildings alive as new and exciting brands.
  • We are multiple awards winners from respected bodies like Publican and SLTN, in fields including Operations, Design and Drinks Offers.
  • We offer unrivalled training and development journeys.
  • When we promise competitive salaries and generous benefits, we mean it.

Want to take the next step? Apply now and we will be in touch to chat through our exciting opportunity for the next step in your chef career!