Van Zyl, who previously won three AA rosettes at The Lord Clyde in Kerridge, became proprietor of the pub earlier this year.
In a post on LinkedIn over the weekend Van Zyl said that he was looking for a new executive or head chef position and could start immediately.
He wrote: “Unfortunately sometimes even the best anticipated laid plans don’t always pan out the way that’s hoped and things don’t always work out as wished.
“Please get in touch if in need of an experienced hands on professional hard working and driven chef.”
Van Zyl started his career in the UK in 1998 with the Hilton Group in Manchester and was chef patron at The Hanging Gate Inn in Cheshire.
In September 2018 he cancelled plans to open a restaurant, Klok, in Stockport citing both legal and financial reasons.