Jobs at The Seafood Restaurant

Chef jobs and careers

Calling all chefs and aspiring chefs. We’re growing our team at The Seafood Restaurant and have some fantastic opportunities to learn from our legendary Head Chef Pete Murt.


  • 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 The Seafood Restaurant

The Seafood Restaurant is where it all began for Rick Stein and Jill Stein in 1975, boasting an international reputation for serving the freshest fish and shellfish whilst gazing across the scenic Camel Estuary. Head Chef Pete Murt and our team celebrate Cornish produce, with ingredients sourced locally to create simple seafood dishes and classic flavours.

Grow your career

Our Head Chef of the Seafood Restaurant, Pete Murt, started his career with us as a Kitchen Porter – so he knows exactly how to support and develop your chef career with us. 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 The Seafood Restaurant

  • 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 The Seafood Restaurant

Commis Chef Jobs

Everyone has to start somewhere in the kitchen. This is your chance to develop your skills under the guidance of our experienced Chef de Parties, whilst getting the chance to rotate through the various sections in the kitchen including fish, vegetables and sauce. This is the perfect time to decide which area of the kitchen you’d like to specialise in.

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.

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 £700 per month on average.


Chef de Partie Jobs

Under the leadership of our Head Chefs, you’ll be working with the very best, locally sourced ingredients to prepare Rick’s famous dishes inspired by his travels around the world. You’ll be 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 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 £27,810, plus tips of £700 per month on average.


Pastry Chef Jobs

Helping the team under the leadership of Head Chef Pete Murt, 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 £10.40 per hour, plus tips of £658 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. During Head Chef, Pete Murt'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 seafood 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 £27,810, plus tips of £900 per month on average.