Head Chef


Look to the future – what do you see? At Wildland, we have a 200 year vision for the Scottish Highlands, landscape-scale conservation and regeneration which creates space for nature to heal, grow and thrive. Our team is at the heart of what we do, who are enchanted by a life on the wild side and are unafraid to do things differently. Extraordinary people, whose passion and energy, along with the dedication and support of our founders, is the driving force behind bringing our vision to reality.

Does this sound like you?

Team: Experiences – Hospitality

Location: Kinloch Lodge in a stunning location on the Kyle of Sutherland, close to Tongue

Hours: Full-time, permanent 

Salary & benefits: Competitive salary, benefits, and a great place to work.

The Role

Chefs at Kinloch are immersed in a living larder, with the best of seafood, game and livestock that Sutherland has to offer. It’s an inspiring place where respect for the ingredients is the cornerstone of our work.

We offer a lifestyle that is far removed from urban market demand, yet the kitchen design and equipment we have is of the highest standard, meeting every contemporary need.

You can expect open fire cooking, outdoor bothy BBQ, family style dining, seasonal highlights, and all with a focus on local and seasonal produce.

We pride ourselves on cutting edge recipes that combine simplicity with excellence and which eschew excess frivolity.

We take pleasure in finishing and serving our food to the guests and with a maximum 14 covers, we get the time to really excel at what we do.

Our Chef team is a close knit, supportive group that is growing and is as committed to each other and to our health and wellness as we are to proving the best experiences for our small groups of discerning guests.

Our Values

Care, Join, Grow

The Place

Kinloch Lodge is a restorative place is rich in all the ways that matter: with wild, ever-changing landscapes; and only the fauna to share them with. Explore all that the wild lands of Kinloch have to offer, then come home to a cosy, restful lodge surrounded by private woodland. It is truly a place where ‘the world can’t find you’.

Our People

We attract individuals from all walks of life and of all ages.

School Pupils and Leavers over 16 years of age keen to explore opportunities.

Under graduates and graduates who are starting out on their life’s journey.

Mid-career and looking for a change.

Dare we say baby boomers who are seeking new adventures.

And all of us love the big adventure of the outdoor space, activities from wild water swimming to mountain hiking and biking; and a love of this special part of our plant.

Who you are

You may already have worked as a Head Chef or will be a Senior Sous Chef ready for the next step. Ideally your background will be in fine dining or perhaps as a private chef

You will have passion for your craft and respect for the ingredients you use

Naturally creative, you will enjoy variety and respond positively to changes or special events

An encouraging leader, you will bring the best out of the other team members

Whether you join us for a season or for the long term, if you’ve read all this and are ready to be the Head Chef leading the team in this amazing venue, we’d love to hear from you.

Our Offer

Alongside competitive pay and benefits, becoming part of Wildland is an opportunity to make an active and meaningful contribution to a beautiful part of Scotland. Come and make a difference with us.

Please be aware that we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position. Therefore, applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK to be considered. Any application that does not adhere to this requirement will not be taken into consideration. It is also a requirement that the applicant holds a valid UK driving licence.

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