Breakfast Chef / Kitchen Administrator

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Hurley House is a privately owned exclusive boutique hotel, that opened in 2016. It is set in a countryside location near Henley-on-Thames, Marlow and Maidenhead. It has won many awards, including the prestigious Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence, for “Best Small and Exclusive Property in the UK & Ireland” in 2019 & 2021, and shortlisted for the same award in 2023, as well as “Best Value Experience in the UK” in 2024. It was also awarded GOLD for “Business Events Venue of the Year” in the Beautiful South Awards in 2024, SILVER winner in 2022 & 2023.

We are looking to recruit a full-time Breakfast Chef/Kitchen Administrator to join our Kitchen team. The candidate must live within a 30-minute drive of our venue.

This is a multi-tasking kitchen admin role suitable for an experienced chef who is looking to transition to more of an admin role, working daytime hours.

48 hours, 5.5 days a week, starting 6:30am

Basic salary £40K plus quarterly bonus and usual benefits.

It is expected that the job holder will cover Breakfast and limited Lunch services.

It is essential that the applicant has a comprehensive experience in the workings of the kitchen and demonstrate accuracy and great attention to detail.

Experience in STO (our online Stock Control System) and Alert65 (our H&S and Food Hygiene Compliance System) is an advantage.

Main tasks

Breakfast and light lunch services:

  • Cover Breakfast service for Hotel guests
  • Cover light lunch service, as rostered and directed by the Head Chef

Food Deliveries:

  • Receiving food deliveries in the morning
  • Checking items received vs items ordered
  • Informing Accounts of any discrepancies
  • Following-up suppliers for missing items and requesting credit notes
  • Updating the Stock Control System

Stock Control:

  • Working with the Head Chef to add/update recipes for accurate stock depletion
  • Processing and recording weekly batches and wastages
  • Running weekly food stocktakes, investigating discrepancies and adjusting/annotating accordingly
  • Conducting yield calculations
  • Ensuring smooth integration between the Point of Sale and Stock Control systems.

Food Hygiene and Safety Management:

  • Ensuring full compliance with Food Hygiene and Safety in the kitchen at all times, including:
  • Recording temperature readings on daily basis
  • Ensuring all Food Hygiene and Safety directives are adhered to, and tasks are completed in a timely manner and recorded on the system
  • Ensuring all Food Handling training and tasks are completed in a timely manner and recorded on the system
  • Ensuring all suppliers’ certificates are up-to-date and following-up as and when necessary
  • Running daily inspections of kitchen, stores, equipment, etc. to ensure compliance at all times

Please be aware that whilst only a short distance from Maidenhead, Marlow and Henley, the hotel is located in a rural location; therefore, having your own transportation arrangement is essential.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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