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
Future Leap – Chef – £18 to £20k Perks of the job; Come and join a fun, friendly team in a vibrant workplace. Work with fresh, ethically sourced ingredients. Break away from conventional hospitality hours. Free entry to our sustainability-based events. Enjoy frequent social events with colleagues and coworkers. Find out more and apply here
Tomo No Ramen Ltd – Chef de Partie – £10 – £12 an hour – We are looking for an honest and hardworking chef de partie who is willing to learn the ins and outs of ramen. We are serving what we believe to be an excellent product, and we want you to care about making that product excellent. You will be working primarily during service and cleandown, with prep primarily done before your arrival. If you have experience with fast service foods that heavily rely on proper prep such as neapolitan pizzas or smashburgers you will fit right at home in a ramen kitchen. While experience in a Japanese kitchen is not required, an interest in Japanese cuisine will certainly help. Find out more and apply here
Bocabar – Chef – £9.50 – £10.50 per hour. We are looking for a Chef de Partie to join our team at Bocabar (Paintworks BS4 and Finzels Reach BS1). We are looking for someone with a passion for food and a commitment to delivering local and seasonal menus. 35 – 40 hours per week. Please send your CV to Mel at email@example.com.
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
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
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
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! email@example.com
The Gallimaufry – FT Chef required. Apply via email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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
Asado – Waiting Staff – £9ph – Bristols highest rated burger bar looking for waiting staff ether part time or full time. £9 per hour plus service regardless of age. Experience in fast restaurant preferred! Find out more and apply here
The Burger Joint Bedminster – Waiting Staff – £8.91 an hour – We are looking for new staff to join our waiting team at The Burger Joint in Bedminster (both full and part time). We are one of the original burger restaurants selling a wide range of the best burgers in the city. The main roles of the job are: serving customers, (with enthusiasm and a smile), putting orders through the till, making drinks (everyone takes turns to work behind the bar), cleaning and generally contributing to ensuring we have a well run operation. The hours of the job are anywhere between 10-35 a week depending on what you are looking for. You will be required to work weekends. Our rotas change weekly and we try to be as flexible as possible. The pay usually starts at minimum wage plus an equal share of tips but we would consider more for the the right candidate. A free meal every shift is included also. If you do well in the job there is a chance of progression quickly. We are always looking for good staff who show management potential. Find out more and apply here
Pieminister Stokes Croft – Supervisor – £9.65 an hour – We are looking for a super star supervisor to help lead our team.
Things you will need to do:
- Assist the management team in driving sales and a great guest experience.
- Run a busy service in the absence of the General or Assistant manager.
- Liaise with the team to ensure a smooth service.
- Have good knowledge of all food safety, health and safety documentation/protocol and for you to follow this practice.
Find out more and apply here
No.1. Harbourside – Assistant Manager – £24,500 a year – Since re-opening after lockdown we have refined our offer to focus on what we do best, and what our guests want: a warm, inviting café space in the daytime and a cosy, intimate bar and restaurant in the evening, offering incredible burgers, awesome fish & chips and a banging brunch done our way – responsibly and supporting local. We are growing our reputation to be one of the best burger places in town, and are looking for an Assistant Manager to help drive this upward trajectory in all aspects of the business. Find out more and apply here
The Bristol Fringe – Bar Supervisor – £9.50 an hour – We currently have an opportunity for a bar supervisor to join our team. This is a great opportunity for a customer focused individual to join a small independant growing company .you ll be responsible for maintaining an efficient bar and stock Rota, and supervise bar staff with the ability to motivate a team. Maintaining health and safety to meet legal and company requirements. Hazard and defect reporting . The ideal candidate will jave great customer service , good communication skills , good understanding of till operation Self motivated and a motivator Job shared will be considered Possible of a live in position. Finf out more and apply here
Bocabar (Paintworks) – Front of House – £8.91 – 9.40 per hour. We are looking for full and part-time bar and waiting staff to join our busy team at Bocabar Paintworks (BS4). We are looking for individuals who thrive working in a busy bar/restaurant environment and who, above all, are committed to delivering excellent customer service. Please send your CV to Mel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 🔥🔥🔥
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
Bar and coffee jobs
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
Mark’s Bread – Baker – Mark’s Bread is an award-winning bakery on North Street in Southville, selling artisan bread, cakes & pastries alongside amazing lunches and homemade groceries. We’re looking for an experienced baker to join our team. 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! Find out more and apply here
The Warmley Bakehouse – Baker – £13,141 – £21,000 a year – We are looking for 2 full time bakers to work in a small independent bakery to make a range of fresh products including a variety of breads and pastries. Experience preferred but not essential. Find out more and apply here
Forest Bakery – Baker – We are looking for someone to join our team! You must have a real passion for baking and work well in a team. Any experience you have of working with bread or pastries at home or commercially would be a great benefit when you apply. We offer in house training and the opportunity to progress within the bakery. The job does involve night shift work and is physically demanding but very rewarding! 🤩 If you are interested in applying for this post please email us with a copy of your C.V and brief cover letter to email@example.com
Forbidden Fruit & Veg – Head Grower – £400 PW – We are looking for an experienced grower and project manager to head up our established market garden and growing enterprise. As Head Grower you will report to the Project Director and be supported by regular ‘day’ and ‘live-in’ project volunteers. Applicants need to be able to demonstrate experience, training and qualifications relevant to the role and person specification. And/or have at least 3 years practical experience growing and selling locally in the UK or a similar climate in a chemical free or organic agricultural enterprise. The candidate should have a passion for sustainable and regenerative agriculture and a proven track record of managing, coordinating and training volunteers. The Head Grower, will be responsible for the market garden plan including sowing, planting, plant and soil care, harvesting and packing, also sales, advertising, marketing, distribution and accounts. Apply here Deadline: 30 Oct 2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
LettUs Grow – Head of Delivery and Support – LettUs Grow is a fast-paced and environmentally conscious start-up based in the heart of Bristol. We design technology for indoor farms with the mission to reduce the waste and carbon footprint of fresh produce by enabling anyone, anywhere, to grow nutritious produce near its point of consumption. As Head of Delivery and Support at LettUs Grow, you will be an integral member of the senior management team with overall responsibility for the delivery of LettUs Grow’s products and ongoing support of our customers. 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. Find out more and apply here
LettUs Grow – Head of Commercial – LettUs Grow is a fast-paced and environmentally conscious start-up based in the heart of Bristol. We design technology for indoor farms with the mission to reduce the waste and carbon footprint of fresh produce by enabling anyone, anywhere, to grow nutritious produce near its point of consumption. As Head of Commercial at LettUs Grow, you will be an integral member of the senior management team with overall responsibility for leading LettUs Grow’s commercial strategy. As part of the senior team in a fast-growing start-up, this will mean you will be working closely with the founding team and Board. In this role, you will manage the commercial team, so experience building and supporting high-performance teams is an absolute must. It’s important that you understand the whole commercial journey; starting all the way from new product development, through to developing minimum viable products and services, to building and fulfilling a robust demand for those products. You’re prepared and ready to help navigate your team through this journey, and all the nuances that come with it. Find out more and apply here
Communications and Public Affairs Intern – £17,290 – The Sustainable Soils Alliance is looking for a Communications and Public Affairs intern to help monitor and communicate policy relating to one of the emerging, critical environment issues of the age: healthy soil. We are offering a paid internship ideally suited to someone looking to launch a career in environmental politics and communications and gain an understanding of how a small NGO works. Find out more and apply here. Deadline 31st October 2021
Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA) – Communications Manager – £35,000 – In order to capitalise on the growing interest in pasture-fed ruminants from policy-makers, academia, the food & farming community and general public, the PFLA is looking for a day-to-day Communications Manager to build out our core capability. This new role will suit an individual who has strong experience in marketing and/or communications but is still looking to learn and develop their skills, and who wants to make a name for themselves by working in a purpose-driven role. We are particularly looking for someone who has a keen eye on consumer facing communications and an ability to present potentially complex information into a succinct and easily accessible format suitable for a wide range of non-experts. Find out more and apply here Deadline: 27 Oct 2021
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