Chef – Sea Safari

Location : Ballantrae, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Job Ref : JA793
Consultant : James Alexander
Sector : Leisure, Tourism
Salary : £Competitive


JA793 – Chef – Hebridean Sea Safari 

Location – Ayrshire/Jura

Salary – C£30K


We are currently recruiting for a Chef for our client who are offering their guests Hebridean Sea Safaris. The role will require around 50 days per year of campfire style cooking and the remainder working at their 5 star Hotel. The sea safaris are typically 6-8 VIP guests but sometimes numbers can be as low as 2. They are typically, 2 nights but occasionally 1 or 3 and.

The guests have an array of islands and areas they can visit for various special interests such as fishing, photography, foraging and more. Guest often catch fish they then bring to camp for the chef to prepare and cook along with some pre prepared garnish.

The base camp is on an island of Jura. On Jura, our client has built a camp comprising of a total of 8 tents: 4 large glamping bell tents for sleeping (typically two people per tent), 2 large glamping bell tents for toilets / showers, 1 extra-large dining tent and 1 extra-large kitchen / back of house tent. There is also a wooden hardware / tools shed with power tools and a diesel generator.

The Role

The Sea Safari chef’s main and most vital duty is to deliver a fine dining experience to guests from the kitchen tent for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Lunch is often a takeaway Picnic or packed lunch as guests are usually off camp on excursions at lunchtime. Jura has Picnic hampers and/or bento boxes to achieve this, depending on the food choice. Breakfast & Dinner are plated, or family served depending on guest preference.

The chef of special events will also have to work very closely with the FOH team to assist with broader guest needs such as hot water for washing and showering, washing up & polishing glasses and crockery. Depending on numbers the chef will sometimes assist in serving and explain the food.

The chef will be responsible for the safe packing, storage, and transport of all food items.

This role requires an individual with a love of the great outdoors, adventure, and a willingness to sometimes brave hostile conditions to deliver 5-star food and service.


The Jura Camp is home to everything a first-class glamping site needs.

Kitchen Cooking Appliances include:

3 x Gas Stoves

6 x Gas rings

1 x Plancha



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