Head Chef

  • Derby (DE1), Derby, DE1 2AY
  • From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum

We are seeking a Head Chef to join our passionate, hardworking and innovative kitchen team within the Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights Hotel. You will work alongside other heads of departments to deliver not only a fantastic food offering but also be critical in supporting our dynamic, friendly and fast paced approach to guest services and a people first culture.

Such a senior position in our Kitchen team is rare but the opportunity provided is enormous. We will offer the right candidate the prospect to learn / enhance their skills so to benefit their development and growth, as well as helping them explore long term progression either within our hotel or throughout our 55 UK hotels in the Kew Green Group.

We also want our people to be happy and enjoy their work, we want you to go home after a busy day and feel like you have achieved something, that you are part of something that means a lot to you and your team. We encourage you to work hard and smart but also hold a good work/life balance.

If this meets your expectations and desires then please apply within.


  • Friendly and happy outgoing nature with strong people and interpersonal skills

  • An excellent communicator with ability to delegate and inspire colleagues to deliver fantastic food and guest service

  • A strong and dependable leader able to coach and develop individuals and teams

  • Eye for commercial detail with a drive and passion for food quality and restaurant growth

  • Honest , always acting with integrity and loyalty

  • Pro-active, agile thinking and the ability to think outside the box or act on own initiative


There are great benefits to working at our hotel, including discounted hotel rates within Kew Green group and across the Intercontinental Hotels Group brand. You’ll also have access to an extensive employee benefits program, as well as incentives which are based on individual and team performance. We reward our people for their efforts and hard work.

Have you got what it takes?

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