Adare Manor
  • Kitchen Operations/Culinary
  • Adare, Limerick, IRL
  • Competitive
  • Full Time

Benefits in addition to salary, staff accommodation for relocating applicants

Here at Adare Manor, our vision is to create magical experiences that people will never forget. It's about a heartfelt Irish welcome that creates a sense of belonging. It's about an openness and warmth that's full of natural character. It's about a deeper understanding of every detail from start to finish. Our vision is Beyond Everything. We are always looking for people who want to play their part in helping us write the next chapter of this magical story.

Within one year of reopening the Resort, we were overjoyed to be awarded 'Hotel of the Year' at the Virtuoso Best of the Best Awards ceremony in Las Vegas in 2018. Since then, we have acquired many accolades including AA Ireland: Hotel of the Year 2019, Cond Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2019: #1 Resort in Europe and #5 in the World, IGTOA: Golf Resort of the Year 2018, Yes Chef: Afternoon Tea of the Year 2018, amongst many more. Most recently, our signature restaurant The Oak Room earned a position in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2020 with One Michelin Star.

We are currently recruiting for the exciting role of Head Chef at The Carriage House. This is a unique opportunity to join our award-winning team of chefs, led by our Directory of Culinary, Loughlin Druhan a distinguished professional with a career spanning Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia. The successful candidate will also work closely with our Carriage House General Manager Brian Lawlor, who has been part of the Adare Manor journey for over twenty years.  


Just a three-minute walk from the manor house, but very much a destination in itself, The Carriage House is an important part of the resort and local community, comprising of team of 25 chefs and 35 food and beverage team members. From breakfast all the way through to last orders, The Carriage House has a vibrant life of its own, where it is all about exceptional attention to detail presented in an effortless way. Elegant, bright and welcoming, guests and locals are here to enjoy a well-made martini in the comfortably glamorous Bar, a leisurely lunch with friends or family on the airy glazed Terrace or a romantic evening in one of the Restaurant's cozy booths.


The menu at The Carriage House Restaurant and Terrace has something for everyone, and includes Beef Wellington, Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb, Vegan Beyond Burger and Crisp King Crab Rolls. The glazed Terrace is a culinary destination serving breakfast and lunch daily. Boasting striking views of the putting green and manicured landscape, the Terrace perfects the transition between indoors and out.  Taking centre stage is the open show-kitchen, allowing guests to observe as chefs artfully prepare refined salads, sandwiches and gourmet pizzas. In the evening, service flows into the Restaurant where guests can enjoy exceptional food and impeccable service in a stylishly relaxed atmosphere.

As a Head Chef at The Carriage House you will:

  • Manage a large team of Culinary professionals in a fast paced environment.
  • Have the ability to handle multiple tasks with attention to detail.
  • Follow 100% HACCP guidelines in the workplace & following these procedures is essential.
  • Design menus in conjunction with the Director of Culinary and Executive Sous Chef. These needs to meet the target market and are in line with the operating concept for the restaurant. 
  • Assume responsibility for increasing departmental sales and profit. 
  • Minimize payroll costs by maximizing the productivity and efficient scheduling of employees. 
  • Control food cost & wastage.

If you would like to be part of one the leading hotels of the world, we would like to know more about you. We offer an exceptional working environment, state of the art equipment, staff accommodation & development opportunities that are beyond everything. We are looking forward to hearing from people as exceptional as the hotel itself and people whose passion for excellence & innovation will leave a lasting impression on our guests.

The ideal candidate must hold a recognised degree in culinary arts and have at least 5 years' experience in 5 star hotels or high end steakhouse with at least 3 of those years at Chef management level.


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