Head Chef needed!

We are looking for an experienced chef to lead our kitchen team. To apply email your CV to lucy@thecanteen.co.uk

Hours: 45 hours, 5 shifts per week including weekends

Our opening hours: Summer: 8am – 9pm Winter: 8am – 5pm

What we will offer:

Beautiful buzzing work environment
Strong, friendly team
Personal development and training
Workplace pension scheme
Free food when working and 20% discount when not working
Incentive related bonuses

We are deli-style café located in the new Arts Quarter at The Hotwalls in Old Portsmouth. Focusing on seasonal and local produce, we offer excellent coffee, fresh juices and daily salads, sandwiches & pastries baked in-house.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone exceptional to join our dynamic, fresh-faced team. The successful candidate must be friendly, creative, and would be expected to manage their own time. We have a regularly changing food offering, so good forward planning skills are a must, along with the ability to inspire a team of chefs and share your passion for good food.

Main Responsibilities:

Ability to calculate food costs along with the manager
Stock management; ordering and taking delivery of food
Rota writing
Training and managing junior members of kitchen staff
Maintaining the highest levels of cleanliness and hygiene at all times
You will be expected to ensure the kitchen meets all EHO regulations and uphold the excellent standard to which it is cleaned and
You will work alongside the Front of House management team to ensure the smooth running of the shift.


The successful candidate will have:

A friendly and confident demeanour
The ability to lead a small team by example
Exceptional eye for detail
Creative flair
Excellent communication skills
A flexible approach to working
Experience leading a team in a commercial kitchen

This is a family run business and we require everyone in the team to be the best of the best at all times. Give us 110%, and we promise to give you the opportunity to have a fulfilling career with us. We are a new generation of restaurateurs and don’t want to stop here. If you want to be part of what promises to be an exciting future then apply now!

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £22,000.00 /year