Could you be one of our exceptional Staff?
#TeamThreeChimneysSkye have excellent opportunities for anyone who wants to forge a career in the vibrant Scottish Hospitality Industry.
We need professionals at all levels of experience to commit to being with us for at least one full year. In return, we provide the highest quality of training and will do all we can to help you develop your career. For over thirty years, The Three Chimneys has been an incubator for top industry talent. Some of our recruits have so enjoyed the team ethos and island life that they have made their long term homes here. Other alumni have moved on to create their own restaurants or to some of the most exciting jobs in United Kingdom and international hospitality.
TOP THREE REASONS FOR A THREE CHIMNEYS' CAREER
1. Global Destination
After 35 years of welcoming guests with warm hospitality and true professionalism, The Three Chimneys Restaurant and The House Over-By have reached a special place in the world. We have become an iconic, Scottish destination experience which so many travellers are drawn to with high expectations of what they will discover. It takes a lot of forward planning to get here and our guests have already invested much of themselves before they even walk through our front door. This places every member of our team in the privileged position of looking after people who are truly looking forward to having a great time with us. On the whole, they are a joy to look after.
2. Professional Mindset
The great mix of personalities which make up #TeamThreeChimneysSkye has been celebrated time and again in our recent reviews. It takes a professional family of forty-five people, all living and working together on Skye to make The Three Chimneys happen.
We are open to applications from people at different stages of their lives. We recruit young people, often just out of school. We recruit established hospitality high-flyers who are on a fast-track to leading careers in the industry. We recruit career-changers who may have accrued a wealth of experience in other professions but who are re-focusing their work into the world of food, drink, hospitality and tourism. We have part-time staff, often residents from the local community, who work with us alongside their other island activities.
What everyone has in common is the same professional mindset. We need to know you are fully committed to providing our guests with the best experience possible. Given that commitment, we are willing to invest in every aspect of your training. We also support every effort team members make to acquire external qualifications. This year alone we have been involved directly with the Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland, The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, The Wines and Spirits Education Trust and The Court of Master Sommeliers.
The quality and expertise of our staff were crucial factors in being named UK Restaurant of the Year in The Good Food Guide 2018 and winning the AA’s prestigious Food Service Award, for best Restaurant Service in the United Kingdom. These rewards recognise dedicated work which we all feel proud of and they add great distinction to CV and a professional career.
3. Skye Life
Choosing to work at The Three Chimneys also involves making the lifestyle choice of coming to live on Skye. Recently voted the most beautiful place to live and work in the United Kingdom, the daily connection with such a breath-taking environment is an essential element of what attracts people to come here. However, Skye life lacks easy access to many of the amenities which urban dwellers take for granted. You must take that into consideration.
Our stunning location also lies right at the heart of what makes working here unique. Over many years we have built up special relationships with a committed range of local suppliers, crofters, farmers, foragers and fishermen. This means that - more than almost any other restaurant in the country - we have one of the closest working relationships between those who produce our high-quality ingredients, our chefs who cook them and the team who serve the finished results. For anyone truly passionate about fresh produce and the pleasure of serving it, this often trumps all other considerations.
MEMBERS OF TEAM THREE CHIMNEYS HAVE THEIR SAY:
Calum McEachern, Chef de Rang (Senior Waiter)
"I like my job at The Three Chimneys because I enjoy being part of a small team who share a passion for what they do. I feel the company are respectful of people’s different circumstances and accommodate this within what is an organized and reasonable weekly rota. It does not matter where you come from or what level of experience you have when you arrive…as long as you are willing to learn, all the right training will be provided. I feel a sense of pride to be part of the next phase of a journey for a business that has been created over so many years.
"The first day I arrived and stood looking out to Loch Dunvegan right opposite The Restaurant and The House Over-By, I really fell in love with the place and with Skye. It was immediately clear to me why this is a destination experience, not just for guests from the UK but from all over the world. If you are coming to work here, I think it is really important that you have this instinctive feeling about Skye. It does help to have a car. Skye does take a bit of getting used to, but after a short time, as soon as you are back in a city, you just long to get back to all the peace and beauty here."
Sylwia Radzio, Assistant Restaurant Manager:
"The Three Chimneys has a very special charm. I am fortunate to have had a high level of hospitality training in Poland and it was very important for me to come and work in a place where these skills would be really valued; a business where high standards of service are expected every day and where I have the opportunity of spreading the joy of great hospitality to our guests and sharing much of what I have learned with my colleagues. I fell in love with the whole place during my trial shift. It just felt like coming home. I have also been encouraged to build confidence and develop my skills with an early management training course and I am taking this further next year with a programme at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
"The Isle of Skye is a magical place. I grew up on a farm and I have always loved nature, art and fresh food. What our team of talented chefs at The Three Chimneys do each day is like art on a plate. It is a pleasure to be responsible for presenting this and delighting our guests at the table. It makes me very happy to see their reaction. I have to admit I have felt lonely at times, but for me any sense of isolation is banished by the compensations of all the wildness and beauty of the environment that surrounds me and the friendship of many special people who find their way here."
Recruiting now for:
CHEF DE RANG (Senior Waiter)
COMMIS WAITER (Junior Waiter)
We offer excellent salaries or competitive hourly rates, and some of the best hospitality terms and conditions available in Scotland. All tips are shared with every member of staff at the end of each month. Staff accommodation is available if required. Please email your CV and a covering letter about which role you want to apply for to our General Manager, Paul Hughes