Job Benefits


Free gym & leisure membership

Recommend a friend scheme £300 per candidate *T&Cs apply

Employee 20% discount on: 


Food & Beverage

Beauty treatments & products 

Any clothing or gift purchase 

50% off local bus service

Working Benefits

Christmas and Boxing Day Off (subject to specific job role and annual review)

Affordable staff accommodation available

Access to Hospitality Action's Employee Assistance Programme

Free lunch on working days

Evening snacks for late shift crew

Sous/ Head Chef

Job Salary
Contract Length
Culinary Crew

Portavadie, Scotland’s up and coming spa and leisure resort of choice is recruiting for a passionate Sous/Head Chef.

Featuring a 230 berth marina at its heart, shore side accommodation ranging from hotel style lodge rooms, Studio Apartments to 5 star Luxury Apartments. Our Spa and Leisure features a Café, indoor and outdoor pools, treatment rooms, gym and features one of Scotland’s largest infinity pool.

Our award winning dining experiences serve the very best from Argyll’s larder from land and sea. Under Executive Chef Liam Murphy we have maintained 2 AA Rosettes for 5 consecutive years. You will have key responsibilty for running the Marina Restaurant and Bar supported by Liam and the culinary crew, Currently we have 9 kitchen crew and 4 kitchen porters.

As Sous/Head Chef you will be working as part of an award winning team ensuring that all daily tasks and prep is completed, you will also be supervising Commis, Demi chefs, Chef de Parties.

You should be an all-rounder, as at home doing menu planning and rotas as leading a kitchen when you are trading at peak, able to simultaneously manage multiple functions where necessary. You really will be a right-hand person to the Executive Chef, sharing duties and developing your leadership skills.

You should also be a dependable and approachable people-person, able to lead by example and have passion for developing and coaching the junior crew to ensure that on when promotion opportunities arise we have the team ready to step up.

Your equipment here is invested in and well maintained, you`` will have the tools you need to showcase your amazing talent for menu development and cooking!

Everything here will be made fresh and sourced from brilliant local suppliers on a seasonal basis.

Portavadie is growing to be one of the largest employers in Argyll, we are building a family of great crew members and would love for you, as a passionate, enthusiastic, team player to join us on the journey.