Jobs at 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, Lara and new 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

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

Benefits 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.


Current Job Vacancies at Rick Stein's Café

Chefs of all Levels

Head chef Niel Talan is looking for chefs of all levels with a desire to learn and grow in the kitchen – discovering Rick's much-loved dishes from afar in the process.

The chef positions we have to offer range from kitchen assistants to sous chef. We encourage internal promotions when the time is right to help our chefs reach their full potential.

What do I get paid?

You will be paid a starting wage of £9.60 per hour (£9.30 for under 18s), plus tips of £606 per month on average.


Waiter / Waitress Jobs

Waiters and waitresses are warm, friendly and welcoming members of the team. Your interaction with 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 waitresses and waiters take orders, serve food and drinks, chat to guests and make recommendations.

Many of our restaurant managers started with us as wait staff, so if you're looking to develop your career in hospitality this a great place to start.

What do I get paid?

You'll be paid a starting wage of £9.60 per hour (£9.30 for under 18s), plus tips of £866 per month on average.


Supervisor Jobs

We’re looking for two supervisors to work in our café in the heart of Padstow, working with our experienced Restaurant Manager, Lara.

Our warm and friendly 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 tips of £866 per month on average.


Assistant Manager Job

Our Assistant Restaurant Manager will be working with our experienced Restaurant Manager, Lara.

Assistant managers help support and lead our team and head up the front of house and kitchen management team when it's the restaurant manager's day off.

They support the face of our business within the local community by building business contacts and through involvement in local community and charity activities. 

What do I get paid?

You'll be paid a salary of £26,500, plus tips of £866 per month on average.


Jobs at Rick Stein's Café

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