Sous Chef & Senior Sous Chef

In 2020 we re-positioned our cuisine to reflect the style of our new Head Chef Dorian Janmaat, who joined us in December 2019, following 3 years as Head Chef at Raymond Blanc’s 2 x Michelin starred Restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.

Now we are looking for experienced and talented Chefs to join the team at both the Award Winning Idle Rocks Hotel & Restaurant, and the luxury boutique St Mawes Hotel. Both situated in the stunning village of St Mawes on the South Coast of Cornwall.

Would you love to work with Dorian to achieve our aspirations? Do you have a genuine passion for Cornwall, its food and its people? Would you enjoy a challenging and rewarding role whilst working in a coastal community? If so, this could be your next move.

Our ideal candidate will be driven and ambitious:

You have a flair and passion for food, and aspire to achieve the highest of standards.

You are flexible, articulate and have a desire to progress


Salary: Competitive salary with benefits depending on your stage of development and level of responsibility. Please send a covering letter with your salary expectations within this.

****Live in Accommodation available****

How to Apply:

Please write to Gill Hitchings Head of HR with your C.V and Covering letter that includes a picture of a dish that you have produced and one that you are most proud of. Please include details of your salary expectation, by email:

Early applications appreciated



     Best dine & stay experience Winner   Seafood restaurant of the year winner     2018 Trencherman's Awards Winner

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