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 Job
Caribbean Croft – Chef – £18,426 – £32,341 a year – We are looking for chefs of all levels to join our infamous busy fresh cooked Caribbean food restaurant based in the heart stokes croft. Experience in high pace restaurant is essential and an understanding of Caribbean food is beneficial but not essential as full training will be given. Understanding of kitchen procedures and good cleaning practises to uphold 5 star hygiene rating is of paramount importance to the business. Find out more and apply here
Bare Grills – Grill Chef – £8.50 – £10.00 an hour – We are currently recruiting for a Grill Chef to join the team at our Bristol Smokehouse. Your role as Grill chef will be to assist the Kitchen Manager is the smooth running of the kitchen, and the delivery of outstanding BBQ to our customers every time. Bare Grills is a small independent company that was formed back in 2014 where we opened our first Smokehouse in Weston Super Mare. Since then, we have added locations to Taunton & Bristol, with a few more openings planned in the coming months. We have the outdoor catering side of the business whereby we cater for private events, weddings, corporate, festivals etc. We currently open between 12-3 / 4.30-9.45pm midweek, then all the way through (12-9.45pm) on the weekends. We have both full and part-time positions available for this role and can be flexible when it comes to your availability. Currently, the rate of pay for this role is £10 per hour, which is subject to review following successful completion of a probation period. In addition to this, you will receive an equal share of the restaurant tips monthly. Find out more here
Mowgli – Head Chef – Mowgli is coming to Bristol and looking for a Head Chef to join the family for this exciting new opening! We are looking for a strong leader to train, motivate and efficiently head the kitchen team to deliver a service to our award-winning Mowgli standard. We are a growing company opening multiple restaurants a year and we do not plan to slow down anytime soon – We are bursting with opportunities! Find out more and apply here
The Blue Lagoon – Chef – £10ph – We are looking for a hard working passionate chef to join our team here at Blue Lagoon, the idea candidate needs to be passionate about food and the plates that they are sending out to our guests. Find out more and apply here
Mugshot – Head Chef – £27k – £32kPA – An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Head Chef to join our independent restaurant, located in the old town right next to St. Nicholas Market. The Head Chef is to run the kitchen at the highest standard of quality, to work with the FOH management and the Sous Chef to ensure daily tasks and service are running smoothly. The Head Chef is to run the kitchen at the highest standard of quality, to work with the FOH management and the sous chef to ensure daily tasks and service are running smoothly. To work with the sous chef in training staff/running the kitchen. Find out more and apply here
Little Shop and Pantry – Head Chef/Baker – An exciting role for a Head Baker / Chef has come up for this rapidly expanding team. There is lots of scope for growth and development. and they’re looking for a candidate with head bakery skills, but with a passion for also developing the deli menu. Some pastry/patisserie or deli chef experience would be beneficial. 40 hours a week and pay dependent on experience. To apply send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bosco Pizzeria BATH – Chef – Our busy restaurant is looking for a chef to join our team at our new site in Bath. If you are excited by, and have experience in working in a faced paced, busy environment, with fresh produce prepared to a high standard then please continue. Ideally, we are looking for someone who is currently fulfilling a Chef de Partie role currently, or someone who is ready to take the next step forward in their career. Experience is a must, we love to nurture and train at Bosco, but at least 1 years of experience in a full-time position will be required – please contact Zack on – Info@boscobath.co.uk
Ruby and White – BBQ Chef – We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking and creative street food chef to run our outdoor BBQ! 🔥 Tuesday to Saturday, no evenings required! If this sounds like you, please send your CV to email@example.com
Nook (Fox and West) – Chef – We are looking for an experienced and innovative Chef or Cook to be part of an exciting new venture NOOK Fox & West at Broadwalk Shopping Centre, Wells Road, Knowle. The store will be a fusion of a café serving homemade, seasonal light bites and hot drinks, as well as a retail element, selling gifts, locally produced art and crafts and a small events/ workshop space. An understanding of or experience in independent small businesses would be ideal to help us drive forward and lead our team to success. Apply and find out more here
North Street Standard – Chef – Fulltime – We’re looking for a talented chef to join the team. Competitive hourly rate up to £10.50 per hour depending on experience/skills. It’s a full time, permanent contract & you get to work with the bee’s knees of a team. Send us a CV & tell us how great you are! firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gallimaufry – FT Chef required. Apply via email email@example.com
The Plough – Head Chef/Kitchen Manager – We are looking for a head chef / kitchen manager to join our friendly team at The Plough! The person would lead a team of 3 chefs and 4 KPs. We are currently open 7 days per week. Our kitchen is open 5-9 Mon-sat and 12-4 on Sundays. 30-35 hours per week. £11 ph. Find out more and apply here
Beerd – Pizza Chef – FT £11ph – Send your CV or get more info by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pumphouse – We’re looking for full-time commis / cdp’s (40-50 hours per week) and part-time KP’s (20-30 hours per week).
Commis and KP’s starting at £9 (based on experience), Cdp’s starting at £9.50 (again variable based on experience)
All staff also get equal share of tips paid through monthly pay. Can apply via email at Pumphousebristol@outlook.com or by dropping a cv into us in person.
Restaurant manager, FOH and waiting jobs
Bare Grills – Kitchen Manager – £25,000 – £28,000 a year – We are currently recruiting for a Kitchen Manager to join the team at our Bristol Smokehouse. Your role as the kitchen manager will be to oversee the day-to-day food operations of the business, and contribute to maximising sales, and the recruitment and training of new and existing hires. Bare Grills is a small independent company which formed back in 2014 where we opened our first Smokehouse in Weston Super Mare. Since then, we have added locations to Taunton & Bristol, with a few more openings planned in the coming months. We have the outdoor catering side of the business whereby we cater for private events, weddings, corporate, festivals etc. Being a small independent means that your voice is heard when we look at things like menu development, or implementing new specials across the restaurants. We currently open between 12-3 / 4.30-9.45pm midweek, then all the way through (12-9.45pm) on the weekends. Your working week will include circa 48 hours worked over 5 days. Find otu more here
Pieminister Stokes Croft – Server – £8.91ph – We’re on the hunt for very experienced Waiting Staff with lots of energy to look after and serve all our customers with first class food and service and who has as much passion for pies and ‘good times’ as we do! Ideally you would have a few years’ experience working in cool, contemporary, fast casual dining restaurants and most importantly you would be someone who understands the importance of great customer service. Find out more and apply here
The Ox – Assistant Manager – £23K – £25K – A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN A TRUE BRISTOL INSTITUTION! Established in 2013 The Ox has taken the joy of steak and cocktails to new levels with a reputation for culinary excellence in the most charming of city centre locations. Visit www.theoxbristol.com to check out the vibe. We are on the hunt for an experienced and committed front of house superstar to join our passionate and friendly team. Find out more and apply here
Sunday General – Store Manager and Buyer – 20-26k – Sunday General, based in Clifton Village, is looking for a new team member to lead and inspire our small team. As a small but ambitious company at the start of its journey you have the opportunity to implement your own systems and procedures across the business. Your skills are required at every avenue across the company, a strong work ethic and an organised mind is essential. You must have a minimum of one year’s experience at managerial level in a similar role. Knowledge of working with products with short sell-by dates is a big tick, as is a genuine love for great food and drink from passionate makers and producers. You’ll also be joining at an exciting time as we are on the cusp of launching our online delivery service to local postcodes. Knowledge of Vend and shopify is helpful but not required. Find out more and apply here
Nook (Fox and West) – GM/AM- NOOK Fox & West is an exciting new venture at the Broadwalk Shopping Centre in Knowle, Bristol. We are thrilled to be opening new independent gifts and homeware store with a focus on beautiful local and sustainable products nestled alongside a café serving seasonal light bites. We are passionate about supporting independent small and micro businesses, local makers and craftspeople as well as offering something new and vibrant for the local community to enjoy. We are looking for the right people to help us succeed. To find out more and apply click here
Little Hollows Pasta – Assistant Manager and FOH – Little Hollows Pasta is opening on Chandos Road and is looking for some pasta-loving superstars! To find out more and apply head to their jobs page here
Cave – Supervisor – PT – We are looking for a wine-lover with wine bar or restaurant experience to join our small but perfectly formed team. Email a bit about yourself and CV to email@example.com
The Orchard Inn – FOH – 🍎JOIN THE TEAM!🍐 We are looking for a part-time bartender to grow our little gang. Applicants must be friendly, enthusiastic, enjoy working as a team as well as flexible & able to work evenings and weekends. If this could be you or someone you know please get in to touch or share this post! Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wolf Bath – GM/FOH – We’re on the hunt for a new General Bar Manager and some awesome part-time FOH pals at The Saloon 👀💥 It’s an exciting time for us as a company and we’re looking for fun, hardworking and creative people to fit in with the Wolf Wine culture. We’ve got the best in craft beer and natural wine, with speciality coffee hoping to make a comeback soon ☕️ If you want to join a cool, clever, gorgeous and not at all big-headed team, then drop Sam a CV and short covering letter at email@example.com 🔥🔥🔥
Nutmeg Restaurant – Restaurant Cocktail Bartender – £8.50 – £9.50 an hour – Part-time, Permanent. We are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic and hard-working cocktail bartender to join our vibrant front of house team and start immediately. Our restaurant is busy and bustling with a strong team atmosphere so proactivity and good work ethic is essential. Flexibility with shifts and helping the front of house service is also important. Find out more and apply here
Rosemarino – We’re on the hunt for a full-time front of house hotshot with waiting experience. Do you like sociable hours, pay that values your experience and a small and personable team? That’s what we offer at Rosemarino. And what we’re looking for?
Someone with waiter experience and flexibility, a friendly and approachable attitude towards customer service, and some barista experience is a bonus, however not essential. Like the sound of us? Drop a CV instore or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marmo – Restaurant Manager – We are recruiting a full-time restaurant manager (35-40 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
Bar and coffee jobs
Mokoko Coffee & Bakery – Head Coffee Trainer & Social Media Manager – £24,000 a year – We now have an opportunity for the creative and unusually diverse position of Head Coffee Trainer & Social Media Manager. The role provides for the coffee training and development of our store managers and their teams and also creation and management of regular and engaging social media content showcasing all the great things we create, bake aswell as things that happen behind the scenes to make Mokoko. Fidn out more and apply here
The Bank (Totterdown) – FOH Coffee and Bar – FT – £9.50 plus profit share and tips. Apply via firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost and Grounded – Orders and Admin Person – £22-£24k pa – Looking for someone that aligns with our values and culture, is reliable and is keen to work as part of our operations team. This role is open to both experienced and entry-level applicants. 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.
- A passion for a career with Lost and Grounded.
- Past orders or admin experience is preferred, but not mandatory. Experience in working with ordering or accounting systems is preferable (e.g. Xero), but training will be provided. Excellent computer and communication skills are mandatory.
- The desire to join a young, innovative and quality-focused business.
Wiper and True – Warehouse and Distribution Manager – We are on the lookout for a Warehouse and Distribution Manager to manage the smooth running of the Wiper and True warehouse. The role is initially a temporary 3-4 month contract, with the potential to develop into a full-time role for the right candidate. This is a hands-on role which includes getting direct orders and pallet orders ready, using the forklift, conducting the stock counts and managing all aspects of the department, including our team of two delivery drivers. For more information and to apply, follow this link. DEADLINE 19TH SEPTEMBER
Wiper and True – Tap Room Staff – Wiper and True is looking for enthusiastic and knowledgeable people to join their brewery based tap room team. The successful candidates will be passionate about serving a variety of the brewery’s freshest beer and delivering an engaging customer experience. Find out more about the vacancy and how to apply here.
Good Chemistry – Operations Manager – £22k – £27k – Good Chemistry Brewing is looking for an Operations Manager to be part of an engaged and dynamic team and become our operations expert, to administer sales, deal with incoming email and telephone enquiries, organise daily outgoing deliveries, keep our inventory management up-to-date and accurate and generally keep things ship shape. Find out more and apply here
Good Chemistry – Sales Manager – £26k – Good Chemistry Brewing is looking for an experienced Sales Manager with energy and enthusiasm to be part of an engaged and dynamic team and hit the ground running to help us achieve our expansion plans. 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 and build on these relationships while developing markets and relationships outside of Bristol. We are looking for someone committed to our product and business, cheerful, positive and approachable, who is confident working independently. You are organised with 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 difference here. The role may involve some travel and overnight stays, representing the brewery at events when these recommence. Apply here
Specialist trade jobs
Ruby and White Butchers – Butcher – We’re looking for a full-time butcher for our wholesale site. Experience & a great work ethic is a must. Send your CV to email@example.com
Find out more and apply here
East Bristol Bakery – Sourdough Baker – East Bristol Bakery is a growing artisan bakery in the heart of Easton. We have built up a strong reputation in the community over the past 8 years for our long fermented sourdoughs and have recently expanded our retail offering to cover high quality staples alongside developing our selection of pastries and cakes over the past year, driving sales of those sections up by around 200% year on year. The next stage for the bakery is developing the bread range, incorporating stoneground and heritage flours and training our team in new techniques. This is a really exciting time for the bakery and the opportunity for creativity is massive.
We have an opening for an experienced baker to join our friendly and passionate team to help us grow our range and bring in new ideas find out more here
Pop ups and markets
Elm Tree Farm – Farm Shop Manager – £20,067 – £21,285 pa pro rata – You’ll oversee the procurement of stock range, especially working closely with other Brandon Enterprises to sell products produced by people we support. With an awareness of local retail competition and the farm shop target customers, you’ll oversee the pricing of stock and marketing of the farm shop. You’ll manage the staff rota to ensure the shop is staffed and trading throughout its opening times. You’ll provide person-centred management and coaching to colleagues with a learning disability, autism or both to support them to achieve their aspirations, develop new skills and to recognise and use their talents. Working with the farm staff, you’ll expand the shop offer to serve hot drinks and snacks. You’ll look for or create further business opportunities that may increase the commercial success of the project. Find out more and apply here
Better Food Co – Various Roles – We’re growing! And that means a host of new job opportunities helping us bring the very best organic, local and ethical food to our community! As our Gloucester Road store is only months away from opening its doors, we have a range of roles opening up for those of you who are as passionate as we are about organic and sustainable shopping and eating. From customer service advisors to produce assistants, Health and Bodycare specialists and even a managerial role – these are very exciting times at Better Food. If that sounds good to you, click the link to apply
Sustainable Food Trust – Social Media & Communications Assistant – £18,750 per annum – We are seeking a highly motivated and capable assistant to join our communications team. This is a fantastic opportunity to be right at the heart of the organisation, supporting us to amplify our work. The successful applicant will be assisting the Communications Manager and Head of Communications and will support our digital communications, including all our social media channels, our website, newsletters and podcast. Find out more and apply here
Sustainable Food Trust – Communications Manager – We are looking for experienced and media-savvy communication professional with a passion for digital communications and an understanding of the food & farming sector. You will be working for an organisation at the forefront of debates on sustainability, climate change and agriculture policy in the UK and internationally, so an active interest in these issues is important. A passion for the areas in which we work is critical, so do take a look at our website to gain an understanding of our principles. We are seeking someone with previous experience in communications and in a managerial role. This role would suit somebody creative and with a passion for comms, who would like to take on a key role at the heart of a small yet influential organisation and help the SFT expand its communications and the reach of its campaigns. You’ll need to be highly organised and comfortable working as part of a small team and alone (including from home). Find out more and apply here.
Butcombe – Marketing Manager – Butcombe is a multi-award-winning Brewery serving some of the best beer in the South West with a thriving tenanted pubs business with some of the most beautiful in the South West including Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. We’re looking for a self-starter, pro-active and well-organised Marketing Manager to help us support and promote our Brewery and drive our tenanted pubs division forwards. You will need to be great at juggling a varied and heavy workload, prioritising your work and be able to deliver work at pace. To find out more and apply click here
Bristol Local Food Fund – Crowdfunder Campaign Team – VOLUNTEER – Objectives of role To support the Bristol Local Food Fund crowdfunder to achieve its funding target of at least £100,000. This will include supporting the pre-launch, campaign and post-campaign activities. Find out more and apply here