Careers & Jobs In Devon

Burgh Island Hotel is a bucket list destination for many, but what is Island life really like? We’re totally unique, beautifully eccentric, we love creating memorable experiences, and we also remain a little bit of a mystery! Above all, we are here for our guests and we thrive on delivering the best service possible. If our description and your description match, a future at Burgh Island could be in the offing.

Many of our talented team live and work in this beautiful location and, whilst we all work really hard, we also know the very best ways to spend our free time. From paddle boarding to kayaking and from cosy nights in The Pilchard to reading up about our many famous historical guests, it’s definitely a lifestyle career at Burgh. Browse our current hospitality job vacancies from chef jobs to hotel jobs or hotel receptionist jobs. We offer live-in jobs and part-time jobs.

As we gear up for an exciting summer ahead, our recruitment will commence in March 2024. Stay tuned for updates on vacancies by visiting our website. Alternatively, you’re welcome to express your interest by emailing a copy of your CV and a covering letter to [email protected].

We look forward to the possibility of welcoming you to our dynamic team!

Executive Chef

Full-time, Permanent £60,000 See More




  • Take responsibility for achieving good food and supplies cost controls
  • With the restaurant manager analysing bar/restaurant sales to achieve maximum
  • Creating and executing plans for department sales, profit and staff development.
  • Preparation of budgets for approval with management.
  • Planning and co-ordinating menus.
  • Be an ambassador for the restaurant and brand
  • Monthly stock-take.
  • Meet with sales representatives to negotiate prices or order supplies.



  • Provide feedback to the restaurant manager on staff performance
  • Provide training for waiters on food preparation, provenance and features
  • Meet with customers to discuss menus for special occasions, such as weddings, parties, or



  • Check the quality of raw or cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.
  • Instruct, supervise or coordinate activities of cooks or workers engaged in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, or presentation of food.
  • Demonstrate new cooking techniques or equipment to staff.
  • Determine how food should be presented and create decorative food displays.
  • Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that employees follow standards and regulations.
  • Order or requisition food or other supplies needed to ensure efficient operation.
  • Check the quantity and quality of received products.
  • Inspect supplies, equipment, or work areas to ensure conformance to established standards.
  • Ensure that cleanliness if of the highest standard
  • Ensure departmental compliance with all relevant regulations (e.g. COSHH, HAACP, Fire & Food Hygiene)
  • Recruit and hire staff, such as chefs and other kitchen workers.
  • Determine production schedules and staff requirements necessary to ensure timely delivery of services.
  • Meet with sales representatives to negotiate prices or order supplies.
  • Arrange for equipment purchases or repairs.



  • To be constantly vigilant in respect of H+S issues and report risks
  • Maintaining high standards of quality control, hygiene and Health & Safety.
  • Taking responsibility of all HR matters and keeping up-to-date with staff HR files.
  • Ensure all emergency procedures are viable and communicated.
  • To be constantly vigilant of security risks and immediately report any suspicious incidents
  • Attend meetings as required.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Vacancy Details

  • Job Type: Executive Chef
  • Job Hours: Full-time, Permanent
  • Salary: up to £60,000 based on 48 hours


  • Company events
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking

Expected start date

  • Immediate
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