Rick Stein: Chef Jobs

‘We pride ourselves on our ability to develop some of the most talented chefs within the UK, with many of our Head Chefs having developed their careers with us, or have gone on to work in some of the very best UK restaurants.’

Rick Stein

Grow your chef career with us

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’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


How we make you smile:

  • 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.
  • Brilliant tips. On top of your £10 an hour 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.
  • Christmas Day and Boxing Day off. We put our people first, so all our restaurants close on Christmas Day & Boxing Day so you can enjoy the days as you wish.

Chef Roles at Rick Stein

Kitchen Porter Jobs

Our current Head Chef, 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.

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 £10 per hour, plus tips.
During September, our Kitchen Porters earned on average £3.60 per hour in tips


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 per hour, plus tips.
During September, our chefs earned on average £3.60 per hour in tips.


Chef de Partie Jobs

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 salary between £21,000 – £27,000, plus tips.
During September, our chefs earned on average £3.60 per hour in tips.


Sous Chef Jobs

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 salary between £23,000 – £30,000, plus tips.
During September, our chefs earned on average £5.30 per hour in tips.


Head Chef Jobs

Our Head Chef is responsible for the running of the kitchen, including designing the menu alongside Rick, organising staff, liaising with suppliers and managing budgets. 

You’ll head up our talented kitchen team, leading, developing and inspiring them to ensure that Rick’s dishes, vision and desire for quality delivers a fantastic dining experience for our guests.

Our restaurants are set in superb locations, with stunning interiors designed by Jill Stein, and showcasing Rick’s iconic dishes from his popular TV programmes, with extensive wine lists exclusively chosen by Charlie Stein. 

Our standard Head Chef contract is for 45 hours over 5 days, but we are working hard to ensure that our kitchen teams achieve the perfect work life balance, and so would encourage you to let us know if you would prefer a more flexible arrangement.