Jobs at Stein’s Fish & Chips

Chef jobs and careers

We’re growing our team at Stein’s fish & chip’s in Padstow and have some fantastic opportunities for you to join us and work with our experienced Restaurant Manager, Laura and Head Chef, Tim.


  • 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 Stein’s Fish & Chip’s

On the coast overlooking the Camel Estuary, Rick Stein’s fish and chips boasts both an informal restaurant and takeaway. Our menu features a large range of locally sourced fish served battered or grilled alongside famous favourite sauces and sides, all cooked by our head chef Tim and his kitchen team.

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 Stein's Fish & Chips

  • 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 Stein's Fish & Chips

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 £288 per month on average.


Kitchen Porter Jobs (Seasonal Summer)

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. 

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 £346 per month on average.


Kitchen Assistant Jobs (Seasonal Summer)

Kitchen assistants provide essential support to the chefs. You will be helping prepare the food, so our chefs can serve the very best fish and chips for our guests in Padstow.

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 £346 per month on average.


Sous Chef Jobs

As sous chef, or assistant head chef, you’ll be a key senior role of the kitchen, inspiring the rest of your team. On Head Chef, Tim's days off, you will be leading the kitchen and organising the chefs under your supervision. This is your chance to really share your passion and enthusiasm for giving customers the very best experience and inspiring less experienced colleagues. 

Progression is readily available around our restaurants, giving you the chance to experience different locations, teams, kitchens and styles of dishes to further your skill-set. Learn from the best head chefs at Rick Stein.

What do I get paid?

You'll be paid a starting salary of £26,500, plus tips of £507 per month on average.


Supervisor Jobs

Our warm and friendly supervisors lead front of house to make sure our guests have the very best experience when dining with us.

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 £658 per month on average.


Assistant Manager Job

As assistant restaurant manager you'll be working closely with our experienced Restaurant Manager, Laura.

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 contacts and through involvement in local community and charity activities.

What do I get paid?

You'll be paid a starting salary of £26,500, plus tips of £288 per month on average.