Jobs at St Petroc’s Bistro

Chef jobs and careers

We’re growing our team at St Petroc’s, and have some fantastic opportunities for you to join us and work with our experienced team in our French-inspired bistro in the heart of Padstow.


  • 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 St Petroc’s Bistro

At our informal bistro that is only a short stroll from Padstow harbour, we take classic French cooking seriously. St Petroc’s Bistro is renowned for its atmosphere best experienced whilst enjoying a dry-aged, grilled steak or the freshest Cornish catch.

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 St Petroc's Bistro

  • 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 St Petroc's Bistro

Waiter / Waitress Jobs (Seasonal Summer)

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.

Our seasonal staff are crucial members of the team to help us during our busy summer season.

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 £640 per month on average.


Bar Person Jobs (Seasonal Summer)

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.

Our seasonal staff are crucial members of the team to help us during our busy summer season.

What do I get paid?

You'll be paid a starting wage of £9.60 per hour, plus tips of £640 per month on average.


Kitchen Porter Jobs

We are looking for enthusiastic Kitchen Porters to join our friendly kitchen teams. You'll be a crucial part of our team, keeping everything running smoothly. We have part and full time positions available with guaranteed hours, and shifts to suit your lifestyle.

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 £520 per month on average.


Commis Chef Jobs

 

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 (£9.30 for under 18s), plus tips of £800 per month on average.


Chef de Partie Job

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 £10.20 per hour, plus tips of £520 per month on average.