Current Job Openings
This is an exciting opportunity to join a well established, talented team of chefs that serve two very different kitchens. High end pub classics and rosetted standard daily specials at our main restaurant in the old hall inn, and our pop up creative kitchens at our sister pub next door, the paper mill inn. We have a hard won reputation for our outstanding quality food and customer service. We have immaculate kitchens with a purpose build prep kitchen, having seen huge investment over the last few years. The 'stand out' opportunity here is joining a team where we have an inclusive approach, allowing chefs at all levels have an active role in the direction of the kitchen, pushing their skills whilst having the backing of our senior chefs. We have gone to huge lengths to ensure a proper work life balance is maintained in what is a challenging, but rewarding industry. All our chefs as a minimum have three nights off a week, as well as the option of having a regular Friday, Saturday or Sunday off. We are advertising this role with a genuinely open approach to the seniority of the chef applicant. We have a strong team, that would welcome the chance to develop the skills of a less experienced chef, one who brings the right work ethic and attitude to learn and develop or a senior chef who wants to settle into a kitchen that shows as much care for its team as it does for driving business and the perfect place to bring their skills and creativity. We invite you to meet the team, view our operation and we are confident that you will understand the unique opportunity we have to offer. We are only looking for applicants that share our passion for quality, our strong work ethic and that share the importance we put on maintaining a positive and pleasant working environment for the team as a whole. This position is an addition to our team, rather than a replacement and as such we have flexibility in start dates as our importance is placed firmly with finding the right candidate to continue our growth and to ensure we maintain and improve further the flexibility we can offer our chef team.
The Old Hall Inn
The hub of the businesses. The Old Hall is well established as one of the Peak Districts finest pubs. With many awards to boot, the Old Hall boasts one of the busiest restaurants in the region, focusing on local and seasonal produce.
Ranked as one highest in the Peak District, we have an array of different accommodation options. We take pride in the quality of our rooms and the standard maintained by our excellent team
The Pop up's
The pop up kitchens are a great opportunity to cut your teeth on menu development, costing and running your own service. These kitchens are ad hoc and designed to be fun & interesting.
We have been awarded Derbyshire's Life's Dining pub of the year, as well as much coverage from national press, including the Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian. Check out our press page for more details.
Front of House
We have a young and energetic front of house team. From running food, to managing a section, to pulling pints, we all share a passion for delivering great service. Whether its part time work whilst studying or coming full time and taking on more responsibility and management, there is sure to be a role for the right person.
The Paper Mill Inn
Our sister pub is nibble, reinventing itself monthly with varying 'pop up' street food kitchens, tap takeovers and provides a relaxed, informal and complementary alternative to the Old Hall
The Old Hall Food
Our restaurant has a hard earned reputation for the quality of the food and the friendly service. We are looking for enthusiastic Chefs to join our well established team, to help continue the growth and maintain our high standards. We have invested £200k+ in recent years on kitchen facilities including a separate prep kitchen, all with full walk in refrigeration.
The Beer & Wine
We have been named CAMRA regional pub of the year numerous times, and have been in the final for 'The Great Britishs Ale pub of the year' a couple of times. Our extensive selection of real ale, cider, gin and boutique wines are unparalleled in the area. We take a very active role in promoting wet led events, like our annual festival which attracts over 5k people, tap takeovers, collaboration brews, wine tastings etc. Here you can see our cellar manager Barney working with Torrside to brew our special for one of the many tap takeovers.
We will work with the best candidates to ensure that we give them a great working environment, with scheduled regular weekends off, the best facilities and the chance to demonstrate creatively and flair no matter what level you come in at. For more junior chefs we have an excellent team that have a lot to teach. Accommodation can be organised if required. Register
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