Jobs at Rick Stein, Sandbanks

Chef jobs and careers

We’re growing our team at Rick Stein, Sandbanks, and have some fantastic opportunities for you to join us and work with our experienced team overlooking Poole Harbour


  • Fair pay and significant tips
  • Flexible shifts and part time options available
  • A top 100 Best Comapny to work for
  • Great perks and promotion opportunities

About Rick Stein, Sandbanks

Our Sandbanks restaurant is the perfect spot near to Poole and Bournemouth to enjoy classically prepared fish and seafood in a sophisticated environment with unrivalled views of the harbour and Brownsea Island beyond. This inspiring coastal setting is the ideal location to sample Rick’s iconic seafood dishes such whole Dover sole, lobster thermidor or Dorset oysters with cabernet sauvignon vinegar.

Grow your career

75% of our managers have been promoted from within and we want to help you fulfil your potential. We’ll invest in you with:

  • Craft skills and training (wine and food tastings, supplier visits) to develop your knowledge and confidence
  • Opportunities to move between parts of our business
  • Encouragement to apply for bigger roles when the time is right
  • Regular encouragement and support from your manager

Benefits of working at Rick Stein, Sandbanks

  • Flexible shifts. Family time and work/life balance are important to us. We’ll work with you to find the shifts that work for your lifestyle, and full-time employees can request to work a four-day week.
  • Significant tips. On top of your salary you’ll earn tips. These are paid weekly into your bank, aren’t subject to NI deductions and you’ll even get tips when you’re on holiday!
  • Social events. You’ll get the chance to meet Rick and the family at social events and parties.
  • Holiday. You’ll get 28 days paid holiday every year.
  • Staff discounts. You’ll get 50% off in our restaurants, 20% in our shops and online and discounted hotel stays and cookery courses.
  • Free meal for two. After one year with us, you’ll get a complimentary 3 course meal for two people in one of our restaurants every year.
  • Plenty of food. We provide great quality meals whilst on duty, the chance to taste all our dishes as well drinks and snacks whilst you’re on a break.
  • Staff surprises. We like to make you smile, so there’ll be little treats from us throughout the year. We’ve recently given all our staff a £25 voucher and a free Stein’s at Home 3 course meal box to enjoy at home.


Current job vacancies at Rick Stein, Sandbanks

Waiter/Waitress Jobs

Waiters and waitresses are warm, friendly and welcoming. Your interaction with our guests can be make or break a business so we'll always equip you with tools to be the best waiter or waitress you can. Our front of house team take orders, serve food and drinks, chat to guests and make recommendations.

What do I get paid?

You'll be paid a starting wage of £9.80 per hour (£9.50 for under 18s), plus tips of £690 per month on average.


Bar Person Jobs

Know your Mojito from your Manhattan? Confident in your Cosmopolitans?

You sound like just the person we are looking for.

Don't worry if you don't know them all as we will provide full training but an enthusiasm for all things drink is essential.

What do I get paid?

You'll be paid a starting wage of £9 per hour, plus tips of £520 per month on average.


Demi Chef de Partie Jobs

Demi Chef de Parties are enthusiastic and passionate chefs who can develop their careers within our kitchens, whilst assisting our chef de parties.

What do I get paid?

You'll be paid a starting wage of £10 per hour, plus tips of £520 per month on average.


Chef de Partie Jobs

Chef de Parties are enthusiastic and passionate chefs who can develop their careers within our kitchens.

They are a crucial part of the kitchen team, leading a section during service, developing and inspiring the junior kitchen team members, whilst supporting your Head Chef to ensure that their dishes, vision and desire for quality delivers a fantastic dining experience for our guests.

You will have the opportunity to experience each section and gain knowledge of the entire service.

What do I get paid?

You'll be paid a starting wage of £10.40 per hour, plus tips of £585 per month on average.


Senior Chef de Partie Jobs

Chefs at Rick Stein

 

Senior Chef de Parties put their skills to the test and take charge of a section in our kitchens - gaining responsibility and helping to support the development of the Commis, Demi de Parties and Chef de Parties. This is a great step towards more leadership in the kitchen, working closely with your Sous and Head Chef to create Rick's famous seafood dishes and broaden your skillset.

What do I get paid?

You'll be paid a starting wage of £10.65 per hour, plus tips of £585 per month on average.


Pastry Chef Jobs

 

Helping the team under the leadership the Head Chef, you’ll be an essential part of the kitchen team, helping with preparation and learning valuable skills. You will be creating delicious desserts pastry dishes, ensuring our customers finish their experience with a smile on their face. Experience isn't necessary as we will train and support you every step of the way.

What do I get paid?

You'll be paid a starting wage of £10 per hour, plus tips of £620 per month on average.


Head Chef Job

 

Our Head Chef is responsible for the running of the kitchen, including designing the menu alongside Rick, organising staff, liaising with suppliers and managing budgets.

You’ll head up our talented kitchen team, leading, developing and inspiring them to ensure that Rick’s dishes, vision and desire for quality delivers a fantastic dining experience for our guests.

What do I get paid?

You'll be paid a starting salary of £40,000, plus tips of £250 per week on average.