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LIVE IN AVAILABLE - Positions available may suit a chef couple as we're searching for 2 candidates

(1 commis & 1 CDP or 2 experienced CDP's)


Aim for rosette's with us!

Our gorgeous fresh food pub is searching for a talented & experienced commis chef &/or chef de partie looking to step up.

The Hare & Hounds is nestled within the chocolate box village of Old Warden within The Shuttleworth Estate. You might think that we are a quiet pub in the middle of nowhere when entering the village, but we are only a short drive from Bedford & Biggleswade, just down the road from Shuttleworth that host a huge range of events from air shows to hot rods, drawing people to the area from all over the world. Trust us, business is booming!

We only source fresh local ingredients (sometimes we only have to venture as far as our allotment) & create new menu's every 6-8 weeks. The menu is somewhat short but very sweet allowing us to focus on delivering consistent quality to each & every customer. The Hare & Hounds is a destination restaurant that is also home to a lovely & lively bunch of locals that like to provide an abundance of atmosphere & hang around the bar most evenings. Our reputation for delicious food & an exciting menu is ever growing & our aim is to apply for & gain rosette's & awards. Who are we looking for? If you're passionate about food, can't get enough taste sensations, design beautiful plates of food, a proper foodie then you're a good fit for us!

Like any kitchen you will need to be prepared for every service, handle the pressure of a busy lunch or dinner...or both! Our team is knowledgeable & have a wealth of amazing experience that would be wasted if not listened too. You must be able to follow instructions, be eager to learn & importantly - engage with writing new menu dishes, voice your ideas or new techniques.

As our business expands (we have big plans) there will be room for progression for anyone aiming to climb the kitchen ranks. We are looking for candidates with proven experience within a fresh food kitchen, knife skills, cooking skills, following recipes & cracking on with prep will be essential. Whilst you will predominantly work on our starter section you will need to be a team player & not be afraid to get stuck in to help in other areas of the kitchen when needed.

What do you get in return?

Our rates of pay are highly competitive & negotiable to the right candidate. Holiday pay, an equal share of daily tips when working (they're pretty good), a relaxed, vibrant but professional working environment along with the odd drink bought for you after a busy shift. Offering a work - life balance shift pattern.


Take your cooking to the next level, get in touch & join the team.

If this sounds like you, then please send us your CV and a cover letter at to begin your next venture with us.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

John, Alex & the Team

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