Hospitality and Chef Jobs at Rick Stein’s Café

Rick Stein's Cafe team

Chef Jobs and Careers in Rick Stein’s Café

We’re growing the team at our café in Padstow and have some fantastic opportunities for you to join us and work with our lovely Restaurant Manager, Kat and Head Chef, Niel.

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

Roles at Rick Stein’s Café

About Rick Stein’s Café

Our café is an informal, family-friendly spot located a short walk from Padstow harbour. The lunch and dinner menu celebrates locally sourced ingredients and the freshest fish, combined to create simple dishes inspired by Rick’s travels around Asia like Vietnamese chicken salad, salt and pepper prawns and cod curry.

Grow Your Career

We’re not just passionate about food, we’re passionate about developing our people too. 75% of our managers have been promoted from within and we want to help you fulfil your potential. We will 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 the business
  • Encouragement to apply for bigger roles when the time is right
  • Regular support from your manager

Perks of Working at Rick Stein's Café

  • 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!
  • Holiday. You’ll get 28 days paid holiday every year.
  • Staff discounts. You’ll get 50% off food and drink 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.
  • Social events. You’ll get the chance to meet Rick and the family at social events and parties.
  • 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.

Career Opportunities at Rick Stein's Café

Front of House Roles

Waitress

Waiters/Waitresses

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 £9.60 per hour (£9.30 for under 18s), plus weekly tips.


Waiter

Senior Waiters/Waitresses

Senior waiters and waitresses are warm, friendly and welcoming. You'll be taking orders, serving food and drinks, chatting to guests and making recommendations. Senior waiters and waitresses will be championing our standards and family values and are the bridge between our waiters/waitresses and restaurant supervisors.

What do I get paid?

You'll be paid a starting wage of £9.80 per hour, plus weekly tips.


Restaurant Supervisor

Restaurant Supervisors

Warm, friendly and experienced restaurant supervisors lead waiters, waitress and bar staff as well as supporting their manager with all things hospitality. Supervisor roles are great next step for senior waiters and waitresses and prepare you for development to restaurant manager.

What do I get paid?

You'll be paid a starting wage of £10.20 per hour, plus weekly tips.


Chef and Kitchen Roles

Kitchen Porters

We are looking for enthusiastic Kitchen Porters to join our friendly kitchen teams. Under the guidance of our head chef, you’ll be the backbone of the kitchen, supporting the kitchen team so that they have everything they need to create memorable experiences for our guests.

What do I get paid?

You'll be paid a starting wage of £9.60 per hour, plus weekly tips.


Chefs at Rick Stein

Commis Chefs

Experience is not necessary as we will provide all the tools and training you will need, you'll just need a willingness to learn and a passion for cooking great food. You'll be joining our talented kitchen brigade and working with the very best, locally sourced ingredients.

What do I get paid?

You'll be paid a starting wage of £9.60 per hour, plus weekly tips.


Chefs at Rick Stein

Chef de Parties

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 £9.80 per hour, plus weekly tips.


Chefs at Rick Stein

Sous Chefs

Our second in command, Sous Chefs, are a crucial part of the site management team, leading, developing and inspiring the wider kitchen team, whilst supporting your Head Chef to ensure that Rick’s dishes, vision and desire for quality delivers a fantastic dining experience for our guests.

The sous chef fills in for the head chef when they're on a day off, helping them to gain experience and progress into a head chef role.

What do I get paid?

You'll be paid a starting salary of £26,500, plus weekly tips.


Hospitality and Chef Jobs at Rick Stein's Café

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