Head Chef wanted

Who wouldn’t want this view every day?

The Kings Arms Community Pub is situated at the heart of the old coastal village of Strete, in the popular tourist destination of the South Hams in Devon. The village is five miles from the historical port of Dartmouth and sits within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We have more sunshine than most of the UK, a great coastal lifestyle and a warm, friendly community.

In the past six months, the Kings Arms at Strete has been transformed. We’ve employed a new professional manager to run the operation and we’ve refurbished throughout. We’re now looking for chefs of all levels to become part of our brilliant team and complete the transformation.

Key responsibilities will be :-

Ensure the kitchen runs smoothly in every way

Take the lead on Menu development – showcase your cooking skills

Support with operational and commercial management tasks

Hire and lead the small kitchen team, to provide an efficient kitchen operation

Manage operational budgets

Apply best practice

Be a calm and encouraging role model to your team providing them with support and development

This is the perfect role for someone who:

enjoys the South Hams coast

wants to feel part of village life

is proud of their food and its presentation

can run a kitchen efficiently

can manage and motivate a team

can adapt to very busy tourist season and a more relaxed year round opening

You will have proven experience in all or most of:

Kitchen management

Supplier selection and price negotiation

Dry stock ordering and control

Teaching by example

Daily service volume planning

Start of day and end of day checks


Staff training

Please note there is no accommodation available with this role, candidates must either live locally or be able to regularly commute.

This is not a live-in role but there are several affordable rental options from within the local community.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £25,000.00-£32,000.00 per year 

This is not a live-in role but we can help you find accommodation.

The Kings Arms is the village pub and has been a community pub (as Strete Community Pub Limited/SCPL) since October 2020 despite everything that has been thrown at the hospitality sector in that time, in part because of a loyal following from both near and far, and because of the great affection our community has shown by supporting the pub financially when required. The pub already runs a number of established and successful special nights and events across the year and has been building up its profile with local press coverage and a show presented from the pub on BBC Radio Devon.

Front of House

We’re looking for staff to join our front of house team, performing a range of duties from bar work to serving tables, full or part time. You’ll be warm and friendly, someone energetic, who enjoys the bustle of working front of house, and can work efficiently and calmly. Good rates of pay, we can be flexible about working hours etc. Applicants required over Easter or on a more permanent basis.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: £9.25-£12.50 per hour