Neil, Chef de Partie, Foxhills
I joined Foxhills as a Commis Chef, working my way up to Chef de Partie. The job appealed to me because Foxhills wanted to improve and achieve; I like that ambition. I always loved food and used to watch my nan cooking as a kid which inspired me to become a chef. Being part of a close team is really rewarding; when we achieved our second AA Rosette we worked hard to push our standards higher and it’s been great to see that work pay off. One day I’d like to open my own restaurant, but Foxhills has shown me the enjoyment my skills can bring to both myself and our guests. There is such professional pride in the kitchen. The team is like my family – I spend more time with them than anyone else, even on my days off!
Lee, Reception Manager, Foxhills
I’ve worked in customer service roles for over ten years, starting as concierge at a busy hotel near Heathrow Airport, before moving to reservations whilst completing NVQ courses. I took some time away from hotels to work in a courier office but missed the fast pace of hospitality so joined Foxhills as a Receptionist. I’ve been with the company for five years, working my way through the ranks as Shift Leader, Senior Receptionist and Assistant Reception Manager, to my current role as Reception Manager. The first time I came up the drive at Foxhills I was blown away by the beauty of it. Our guests feel the same and I love making extra effort to really impress them. Seeing how delighted small gestures can make people is a wonderful reward.
Kenny, Course Manager, Farleigh
While working as a gardener in Inverness, I was offered a week’s cross-training at a golf club and fell in love with greenkeeping. Three days into the training, I was offered a job as Assistant Greenkeeper and accepted immediately; I knew I had found my ideal career! I joined Farleigh in 2014 as Deputy Course Manager and was promoted late 2015 to Course Manager. I love working outdoors; the weather is the biggest challenge as we work rain, hail or shine, so planning and having back up plans is essential. The key to greenkeeping is to have a good attitude, solid worth ethic but most importantly, listen and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Experienced greenkeepers have great knowledge and are happy to share this to help younger people develop. Farleigh is a fun place to work; quality is key but everything is done in an enjoyable way which makes the club an exciting place to work and a great place to be a member.
Kim, Marketing Coordinator, The Foxhills Collection
I started working at Farleigh in their Food and Beverage team after I graduated in 2013. It was a fabulous place to work – a great team atmosphere and I enjoyed chatting with the members – so when I returned to the UK after travelling, I naturally returned to Farleigh. I had studied digital marketing and wanted to combine my love of people with a career in marketing so decided to leave my restaurant role. This coincided with a Marketing Coordinator role for both Foxhills and Farleigh becoming available. I love the versatility of my role; every day is different and I get to be involved with so many areas of the business from golf and spa promotions to member engagement and photography. The Foxhills Collection has a true personality; Farleigh and Foxhills are different but at their core is a true sense of belonging for my colleagues, our members and guests.