Every Friday, Bristol Food Union rounds up available jobs in food, farming and hospitality, and shares them with budding job hunters looking for work.
We are currently experiencing a severe skills-crisis in the industry, and experienced chefs or front of house staff are hard to come by. If you have skills and would like to talk about available placement with some of Bristol’s best food businesses, please get in touch.
We aim to share jobs from across the Bristol food movement. We focus on ethical employers, concerned with sustainable food, drink, farming or community activism, in or close to Bristol.
Where we can, we have linked to the positions on the venue’s website for more information.
If you have a job that you want sharing, send it to Charlie@BristolFoodUnion.org
We do not charge commission or listing fees to promote your available roles.
Chef and cooking Jobs
Papadeli – We are looking for an experienced full-time Chef / Catering Chef at Papadeli. It will be to fulfil catering orders, making creative & original salads & savoury dishes for the deli and will need someone who is interested in all aspects of the kitchen and be super imaginative with ingredients. This is a great opportunity to develop skills, work with high-quality ingredients, make everything from scratch and be creative. Would need to be happy as part of a friendly team and also an independent worker who’s good at thinking on your feet.
This would be between 36 hours a week over a 4 day period and usually Wednesday to Saturdays but may vary. Also occasional evenings and events if and when needed. May develop into more hours if this is what you are looking for. Please send your CV and cover letter to Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seven Lucky Gods –
We are on the lookout for CDPs and a kitchen Porter/prep chef.
Could you get them to email me on email@example.com if they have any questions or wish to send a cv!
Experience would be great but not essential as we are more than willing to teach someone with the right passion.
Marks Bread – We’re looking for experienced bakers to join our team, one part-time and one full time. Previous experience in a bakery desired – baking specialist and sourdough breads, scaling, mixing and shaping dough, as well as pastry and cakes. The ideal candidate will have a passion for dough and the magic it creates! Apply here
Full time Baker. Experience with sourdough and viennoiserie process essential. 4 day week, pay negotiable depending on experience.
Kitchen Porter – Fridays & Saturdays 8am -12pm. @ £9.50pHrWashing up, assisting in clean down, occasionally some prep jobs.
To apply email firstname.lastname@example.org or head to https://farro.co.uk/jobs
Full or part time CPD role available – £10ph plus tips. Contact email@example.com to apply
PT KP role available – Min wage plus tips. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply
The Ethicurean – We are looking for full time (35-40hours) supervisor for our lovely restaurant in a walled garden, just outside of Bristol. A passion for sustainability essential, keenness to join the team learning about the seasonal produce grown in our garden, and foraging the local area for interesting ingredients. We are living wage employers (£9.50ph). All applicants to send their cv to email@example.com
Gambas – Full time passionate and enthusiastic CPD/ Sous chef. All applicants to send their cv to Fabia@seasonandtaste.co.uk
Season and Taste (all venues) – Looking for passionate and enthusiastic part time kitchen assistants. All applicants to send their cv to Fabia@seasonandtaste.co.uk
Bianchi’s – K.Ps required. All applicants to send their cv to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pasta Loco – CDPs required. All applicants to send their cv to email@example.com
Bristol Loaf (Redfield) – Full time Head Chef – Rate of Pay: £24-£26 jobs. All applicants to send their cv firstname.lastname@example.org
Bristol Loaf (Bristol Beacon) All applicants to send their cv email@example.com
– Assistant manager – £22 -24k.
– Sous chef – £11 – 12ph
– Chef de Partie – £11 – 12ph
– Kitchen porter – £9ph
Brockley Stores -Deli Chef – full time. – 32-40hrs a week, £11-£13ph. All applicants to send their cv to Tracy@brockleystores.co.uk
The Wave – Pizza Chef – £9.50 / Hour – Our F&B area can seat 300+ visitors (inside and out) and will be a high-volume operation. We’ll be feeding and watering super hungry visitors pre & post surf and also those that have come to watch and hang out in our amazing venue. As pizza chef you will be controlling our brand new pop-up and delivering fantastic pizzas to our visitors. You will need to be motivated and able to work to an extent independently from the main kitchen but don’t worry they’ll always be back up.
TukTuck – Looking for a FT kitchen assistant, 35 – 40 hours a week over 5 days. Send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Restaurant manager, FOH and waiting jobs
Marmo – Restaurant Manager – We are recruiting a full time restaurant manager (35-40 hours) and part time front of house (approx 20 hours) to join our small, friendly team. Salary is negotiable depending on experience. Previous restaurant experience required and interest in wine preferable! Please send CVs to email@example.com
Grain Barge – General Manager – We’re looking for a General Manager to lead our friendly team on-board one of Bristol Harbour’s best loved floating bar/restaurants, with a great atmosphere and fabulous all-round views. You must be highly motivated with strong organisational skills and have at least two years management experience. Key responsibilities will be staff training and leading on customer service whilst developing strong customer relations. This coupled with us having recently become members of The Sustainable Restaurant Association means that you will need to work closely with our Executive Chef and to source suppliers for drinks that fit with the criteria. Apply here
Oowee Diner North Street – General Manager – Hospitality is ever evolving and at Oowee, our General Managers have strong experience in both FOH and most importantly BOH duties. We are looking for people who have the passion and experience necessary to run a high turnover kitchen/store. Our General Managers take a hands on approach in all areas of the business, they are as slick on the grill as they are serving a customer at the till; they know our business inside out! Our General Managers are natural leaders at heart, they are meticulous in everything they do and they never accept second best. Find out more here
The Olive Shed – Restaurant Manager – An amazing waterfront restaurant, serving freshly prepared tapas-style food, in a Mediterranean atmosphere. You must be incredibly passionate and excited about great food, drink and service. You must genuinely enjoy the responsibility of ensuring every table receives excellent service, and be reliable, professional, and fun to work with. We are looking for a dedicated professional to fill this role and who has strong Restaurant experience, to assist the current management team of our small but busy Restaurant. You will ensure efficient restaurant operation and maintain high, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards whilst assisting the hit financial targets. Apply here
Izakaya Bristol – Are you an experienced restaurant manager, experience front of house waiting staff, chef or kitchen assistant looking for new challenges then there is a role for you. * Good rate of pay based on experience. FREE staff meals & discounts off food. SEND YOUR CV’s to : Izakaya.firstname.lastname@example.org or apply within.
The Architecture Centre – General Manager – We are seeking a confident individual with strong business skills to drive the launch our new venture and be a critical part of our growing team. You will have experience in bar and operations management and enjoy working with the public to create a welcoming new home for Bristolians on the Harbourside. We are looking for someone who takes pride in their work, with a good attention to the details of success. Apply via the link here
Izakaya Bristol – Are you an experienced restaurant manager or experienced front of house waiting staff looking for new challenges then there is a role for you. * Good rate of pay based on experience. FREE staff meals & discounts off food. SEND YOUR CV’s to : Izakaya.email@example.com or apply within.
Season and Taste (all venues) – Looking for passionate and enthusiastic full and part-time front of house staff. All applicants to send their cv to Fabia@seasonandtaste.co.uk
Recruiting front-of-house roles across the group. Bistro waiting staff, shop staff and more. Range of roles with a view to growing positions as the group expands. For full details get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
Bristol Loaf (Bristol Beacon) – Waiting staff – £9-9.5ph. All applicants to send their cv email@example.com
Bar and coffee jobs
Golden Lion Bristol – Bar Manager – We’re looking for a full time bar manager. Approximately 40 hours per week. Duties will include, cellar and stock management, implementing cleaning rotas, staff management and general upkeep of the bar. Experience and a love of live music are essential. Salary will be dependent on experience. Job Type: Full-time Salary: £20,000.00-£25,000.00 per year. Apply here
The Downs Cafe – Cafe/Restaurant Manager – We are now looking for an experienced manager to oversee our busy café/restaurant. The successful candidate will have full responsibility for the smooth running of the business. Duties will include stock control, Health & Safety, Social Media, recruitment and staff training. You will instigate & maintain high standards, high morale and team spirit. Effectively manage staffing levels, ensuring costs are controlled and productivity levels are optimised, in line with budget requirements. The working week will consist of a mixture of daytime and evening shifts totaling 40 to 45 hours. Apply
Lakota Nightclub & Gardens – Festival Bar Staff – Lakota’s Summer of Love – Are you ready for the return of Festivals in 2021? Do you want to work in a fun working environment? Well, look no further! Lakota is looking for passionate, hardworking and enthusiastic individuals to join our team at the Lakota’s Summer of Love festival as Bar Staff, Bar Backs and Bar Supervisors on the 26th and 27th of June. Find out more here
Arnolfini Harbourside Bar – General Manager – A rare opportunity has arisen to join the Bristol Beer Factory team at possibly the best location in Bristol. We are looking for a General Manager to run our biggest outlet – Arnolfini Harbourside Bar. Find out more here
Good Chemistry – Taproom bar staff – We are looking for people to work Fridays and Saturdays as well as potential additional shifts on Thursdays and Sundays to fit with events, at the brewery in St Philips. This is an independent, hands-on role in a relaxed, friendly environment. The role will require a confident individual capable of discussing Good Chemistry Brewing beers, the brewery as a business, and trends in craft brewing in general. You will desirably have some experience in working behind a bar and cellar management (additional training will be provided to successful candidates). Apply here
Wiper and True – We’re still looking for part time Front of House team members to join our amazing Tap Room in St Werburghs. If you’re looking for work or know somebody who is, send them our way! All the details are listed through the link – vacancy closes this Sunday.
Under The Stars – General Manager – Don’t forget… If you’re passionate about great food, love making incredible cocktails and you’re looking for new challenge – we’re looking for you!! Our General Manager position has opened up and we’re on the hunt for our next ‘Captain of the Crew’!!Apply today with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bristol Loaf (Bristol Beacon) – Bar staff – £9-9.5ph. All applicants to send their cv email@example.com
Bristol Loaf (Bristol Beacon) – Barista – £9.50ph -10ph. All applicants to send their cv firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost and Grounded – Shift Brewer Salary Range: £25-28k – Someone that will be able to adapt their past brewing experience to how we make beer in our state-of-the-art facility. In this role you will work in a busy production environment on a rotating shift pattern (early/day/afternoon), including routine weekend work (shared across the team). This role reports to the Lead Brewer on shift. Apply here. Closing date 25th June
Packaging Operator Salary Range: £21-24k – We are looking for someone that is reliable and keen to work as part of our production team. This role is open to both experienced and entry-level applicants, will work on a rotating shift pattern (early/day/afternoon), and it may include periodic weekend work (shared across the team). This role reports to the Lead Brewer on shift. Closing date 18th June
Warehouse Person Salary Range: £21-24k – Someone that is reliable and keen to work as part of our operations team. This role is open to both experienced and entry-level applicants, and may include periodic weekend work (shared across the team). This role reports to the Operations Manager. Closing date 18th June
Good Chemistry – Experienced brewer – We have developed a strong home market in Bristol over the last five years and with continued growth we are seeking an experienced brewer to join us and take on responsibility for brewing and packaging our beer. We’re looking for someone who shares our values, loves the process of making beer, knows the importance of getting the details right and seeks satisfaction in constant improvement. You have a good eye for detail, and are looking for the variety that comes with a job in a small business – you will really have the opportunity to make a big impact Apply here
Bristol Beer Factory – Experienced brewer – We are looking for a passionate, experienced brewer to join the BBF team – brewing on our 30brl brewkit, packaging cask, keg and cans. Contact Head Brewer Tristan for more information & to apply: email@example.com
0117 902 6317
Pop ups and markets
Farrow Bakery – Market staff looking for market staff for our whiteladies road market stall every saturday. 6.30am – 3pm @ £10pHr. Clean driving license (will include driving the van to and from Market) and great customer service skills a must. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoba Kebabs – Chef. Ideally you’ll have experience working in a fast paced kitchen, but this is not essential. Most important thing to us is that you’re the right fit for our team! (and have a big kebab-shaped hole in your heart 🥙❤️) This is a full time position of around 40 hours per week, availability to work evenings and weekends is essential. Please get in touch if you or anyone you know would be interested! Send your CV and get more info at: email@example.com
East Bristol Bakery – Front of House Supervisor – We are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic Front of House Supervisor to assist with the smooth running of our Bakery where great service is at the heart of what we do. To deliver excellent customer service. Find out more here
The Community Farm – Farm Shop Assistant – Do you have a passion for organic food and love local, quality produce? Are you a ‘people’ person with excellent customer service skills, reliable and committed? If so, we’ve got a fantastic opportunity available for you at our Organic Farm Shop in Bath. The role of Farm Shop Assistant is to help serve customers and help run our Organic Farm Shop located at Green Park Station, Bath. The role involves working closely with the Farm Shop Coordinators to make sure that customers are happy, stock is rotated, and the shop is beautifully presented. Apply here
Brockley Stores -Deli Assistant – full time. 25hrs a week, shift pattern – 9:30am-2:30pm Monday-Friday, £9ph. All applicants to send their cv to Tracy@brockleystores.co.uk. Duties include: Food prep, serving behind deli counter, working as a team to complete cleaning schedule to high standards.
Office based jobs
Lost and Grounded Brewery – Finance Manager Salary Range: £45-50k – As a qualified accounting or commercial professional you will work closely across all areas of the business – production, logistics, sales and marketing – to develop our systems, reporting and back-office procedures and controls. This is a senior management role and reports to the Managing Director. Apply here Closing date 18th June
Orders and Admin Person – Salary Range: £21-24. Someone that is reliable and keen to work as part of our operations team in an office role. This role is open to both experienced and entry-level applicants, however, entry-level applicants must be able to demonstrate the skills and experience required for the role. This role reports to the Operations Manager and will work closely with our Logistics Coordinator, sales team, customers and the existing Orders and Admin Person. Apply here – Closing date 18th June
Averys Wine – The Outbound Wine Sales Adviser team is a real cornerstone of Averys personalised approach and service. The team consists of a motivated group of empowered, independent, wine-knowledgeable Advisers who deliver the ultimate in personalised customer service and significant incremental sales. We are looking for a highly self-motivated, dedicated, target-focused individual, with a real passion and knowledge for sales and wine to join the team. This is a proactive telephone sales role where you will work on different campaigns working towards specific targets with a view to generating repeat business and loyalty to Averys through exceptional service and wine recommendations. You will offer an unparalleled level of service so that when our customers think of wine, both you as an individual and Averys as a merchant should always be front of mind. Apply here
Wildoats – Bookkeeper – Wild Oats is a very busy health food shop located just off Whiteladies Road in Bristol. The candidate must be proficient in bookkeeping and the use of SAGE. We can be very flexible on times and schedule and would suit a self-employed bookkeeper who has numerous clients. Hours quoted are an estimate so happy for this to be reviewed regularly. Apply here
Oowee – Digital Marketing Manager – We’re looking for a Digital Marketing Manager who combines an intense passion for the food industry with a panoramic view of the digital landscape. Be the person who elevates our online brand and consistently drives sales. With big expansion plans in new cities you will be driving awareness to new audiences, and building upon our already strong online community, something that is central to our brand. This is a new role for us, so you’ll have the opportunity to truly shape it and elevate digital in our business. Apply here
The Community Farm – Communities & Partnerships Manager – Are you a fantastic strategist with operational and management experience as well as a strong passion for food, farming and the environment? We’re looking for someone with the leadership skills, self-motivation and commitment to develop our fantastic Communities Programme. If this sounds like you then read more here
Good Chemistry – Sales Manager – We have developed a strong home market in Bristol over the last five years, built around some fantastic local customers. Your job will be to maintain these relationships while developing markets and relationships outside of Bristol. We are looking for someone cheerful, positive and approachable, who is confident working independently. You have a good eye for detail and are looking for the variety that comes with a job in a small business – you will really have the opportunity to make a big impact. The role will involve some travel and overnight stays, representing the brewery at events when these recommence. Apply here
Boston Tea Party Food & Drink Development Manager up to £40,000pa – You set the standard of product quality and innovation, you will create menus that are innovative and in line with our brand values. You will manage the design, development and launch of all-new food and drink onto our menu: ensuring these products enhance our customer experience. You will inspire and guide the wider BTP team to join you on the journey along the way.
Alongside this, you will work with the wider Brand and Finance team to ensure we continue to manage strong supplier relationships, continuously improving product quality and/or theoretical margins. Apply here
Soil Association – Marketing Officer PT – £15666PA – Soil Association Certification is the UK’s leading organic certifier as well as certifying to other sustainability schemes globally. The Business Development team are responsible for growing the number of businesses that certify with us and communicating our value to our existing clients. This role would be central in helping us to achieve this. You will work on a variety of food, farming and forestry B2B projects across the marketing mix, with a particular focus on email marketing, online content and design. You’ll get to work within a dynamic, entrepreneurial and highly commercial team full of experts passionate about growing the organic market. Apply here
Lettus Grow – Head of Delivery and Support – In this role, you will ultimately be in charge of the success of our customer’s projects. You will oversee the delivery teams and contractors for a number of concurrent projects, so you need to be able to keep calm and remain organised no matter what comes up or where in the world we are working. You’ll also be in charge of designing and building our customer support and maintenance teams as well as working with our key strategic partners. It will be important for you to lead by example and show a personable, empathetic side that is key to keeping our customers, partners and staff happy. Click the link to find out more and apply.
Lettus Grow – Head of Commercial – In this role, you will manage the commercial team so experience building and supporting teams is an absolute must. It’s important that you understand the whole commercial journey; starting from a minimum viable product to building and fulfilling a robust demand for that product. You’re prepared and ready to help navigate your team through this transformation, and all the nuances that come with it. Click the link to find out more and apply.
Pizzarova – Events Coordinator – We cater for mostly weddings, large private parties and also some commercial events. We have had some interest in some small festivals and were also previously at a glamping site of Glastonbury festival. We are looking for someone who is reliable, has fab customer service skills, good problem solving initiative and able to have fun while at work. Oh and a full, clean UK Driving licence!
As with a lot of event working, hours can be sporadic but we look to getting the calendar full through the summer months especially, estimating 10-20 hours per week. We are looking for some trusty hands to help our current events coordinator over this summer to learn the ropes of how we began and take on the organisation of events for 2022! If you think this job is for you then email a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.