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!

Pastry Head Chef

Full-time, Permanent £40,000 See More




  • Take responsibility for achieving good food and supplies cost controls
  • Assist with planning and co-ordinating menus.
  • Assist with Monthly stock-take.
  • In absence of Executive Chef meet with sales representatives to negotiate prices or order



  • In absence of Executive Chef provide feedback to restaurant manager on staff performance
  • In absence of Executive Chef provide training for waiters on food preparation, provenance  and features.
  • In absence of Executive Chef meet with customers to discuss menus for special occasions, such as weddings, parties, or banquets.



  • 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 preparation, cooking, garnishing, or presentation of food.
  • 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
  • Work with Executive Chef to ensure departmental compliance with all relevant regulations (e.g. COSHH, HAACP, Fire & Food Hygiene)
  • Assist in the recruitment of staff, such as cooks and other kitchen workers.
  • Determine production schedules and staff requirements necessary to ensure timely delivery of services.
  • Demonstrate new cooking techniques or equipment to staff as instructed by Executive Chef.
  • In absence of Executive Chef 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: Pastry Head Chef
  • Job Hours: Full-time, Permanent
  • Salary: up to £40,000 based on 48 hours


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

Expected start date

  • Immediate
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