Food Jobs Friday

Friday 12th November

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

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Chef and cooking Jobs

Hummusapiens – Chef – £24,000 a year – We at Hummusapiens are looking for a second Chef to join our small team. We are based out of The Old Bookshop, North Street, Bristol, BS3 and create big taste, plant based food, served alongside the Bookshop’s extensive European beer selection.

What we can offer you: Full time, approx 30-40 hours a week once trained up. A mixture of prep days, evenings, splits and weekend work. No early mornings. Shift patterns across 4-5 days. A fun, fast paced kitchen atmosphere with a small passionate team. You will be working with the founder of the business and supervising a small team of Kitchen Assistants/Waiting Staff. Find out more and apply here

Munio – Head Chef – £55k pa – We are looking for a talented Head Chef to take the reigns at Muiño, Bristol’s best rated Tapas Restaurant and have a unique offer for the right candidate. We will offer a generous salary in addition to up to 20% of the business profit, quarterly. The business has been performing well and turning over significant profit for the last 12 months and there is scope to improve this further. Current takehome would be around 50k but with a couple of tweaks this could be considerably more). The kitchen runs with 3 full time chefs (Head, Sous & CDP) and 2 kps and opening hours are Mon – Saturday evenings and Saturday lunch (we would like to add Thursday & Friday lunches aswell). We pride ourselves on our friendly teams both FOH & BOH and the work not really feeling too much like work. Hours would be around 45 per week with every Sunday & 2 other days off. Find out more and apply here

Hoba Kebab – £10 an hour – We are looking for passionate and fun people to join our fab team. We want to hear from people who are focused, fun and an expert at creating good vibes. Experience isn’t essential (but a big kebab shaped hole in your heart is) The role is for 40 hours a week, never any more. Rotas are published a month in advance, no splits, never working more than 5 days in a row, 8 hour shifts, 2 days off and one evening or weekend day a week. Find out more and apply here

The Blaise Inn – Chef – £10 per hour, 40 hours, days/evenings/weekends. Looking for someone with genuine passion for food, who wants to cook all menu items from fresh.  The focus is on cooking simple dishes with a French/British background, with seasonally changing produce. Experience preferred. Send CV to Hello@theblaiseinn.co.uk

Beerd – Pizza Chefs – £11 – £13ph – Beerd is an independent craft beer & pizza bar. We are busy like all kitchens at the moment and are looking to recruit experienced pizziolas and chefs into our team. What makes our vacancies different to the rest? All contracts are agreed between employer & employee, no zero hours and always flexible on your circumstances. You have a life and we want you to have the right balance. Staff were furloughed and had their welfare checked on throughout lock downs. Kitchen team were almost immediately brought back to work in a covid safe environment and had protected employment on agreed terms. As rates of pay have increased in the work place we have gone early and increased rates of pay for team members so no one was under valued. To read more and apply click here

Bocabar – Chef de PartieUPDATED WAGE – £9.50 – £11 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 bocabar@gmail.com.

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 info@littleshopandpantry.co.uk⁠ ⁠

Little Hollows Pasta – CDP – 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

Poco Tapas

Restaurant manager, FOH and waiting jobs

The Blaise Inn – Restaurant and Bar Manager –  40hrs per week, £24K, Looking for someone with good food, wine and drinks knowledge, customer and team focussed with an enthusiasm to develop our business. To apply send CV to hello@theblaiseinn.co.uk

Also needed – Waiting Staff – flexible hours, essentially evenings and weekends £9.25 per hour

Tomo No Ramen – Front of House Staff – £9.50 – £11.50pa – We’re looking for an experienced and responsible food service professional who can assist in running the front of house at Tomo No Ramen. A medium paced Japanese restaurant aiming to serve the best ramen in Bristol, we are hoping you are someone who can get excited for our food and atmosphere. Part-time hours: 20-36 per week. Find out more and apply here

Bocabar  Waiting/Bar Staff – £9.50pa – We are looking for a full-time experienced waiter and/or bar-tender to join our team at Bocabar Finzels Reach (BS1). 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. Find out more and apply here

BOSCO – Part-time waiting staff – £8.91ph – We need experienced waiting staff, who are used to working in high volume restaurants as part of a large team. Above all we need someone with a big personality who always delivers service with a smile, has a passion for great food, great service & great wine and a love of the restaurant industry. Findout more and apply here

Love Bristol Cafe Bar – Cafe Assistant – £18,533pa – Job description Full time, 40 hours over 5 days a week. Hours can be flexible by week, but must include Saturday or Sunday. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual who is experienced in hospitality management and has a great skill for building strong relationships with customers and staff as well as business and organizational skills. Main purpose of the role – be part of the team and deliver valuable service. As member of a team you will be providing hot and cold beverages, breakfasts ( porridge, granola, toast ) and lunches ( soup, sandwiches ) and of course, making sure that our irresistible cakes and brownies take centre stage. Full training will be provided. Apply here

Oowee Diner – Team Member – £8.50ph – We are exceptionally proud of what we do and we are looking for like minded individuals who want to grow with us. We are like family, our team is so important to us. We are passionate, energetic and forward thinking. We nurture and develop talent. We have fun. We are hands on. We are perfectionists. We have a can do attitude and spirit, no challenge is too big, no job is left undone and we have managers that embody our ethos. If that sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place. Fnd out more and apply here

Llandoger Trow Pub Ltd – Bar Staff – £9.25ph – Looking for bar staff at llandoger trow. Bar experience is not necessary but is preferred. Good knowledge of beer / cider preferred This is for a mostly evening / weekend role. Apply here

Dirty Martini Bristol – Waiting Staff – £9.50ph – As a Waiting Staff, you will play an essential part in our guests’ journey. It is our floor team that keeps the service smooth, delivers our products with pride and passion and strive to create a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere where our guests can enjoy themselves.This is you change to work alongside some of the top industry professionals and attend product tastings and showcases. To find out more about the role and apply click here

The Hideout Bar Kitchen – FOH – £9 – £10ph – Are you an experienced Waiter/Waitress looking for an exciting new experience?! Want to be a part of the best Cocktail Bar in Bristol?! Then this is the place for you! We pride ourselves on not only providing excellent customer service and guest experiences but also a fun and exciting place to work. Whether you’re looking to take you’re first steps into the industry or looking for a new challenge, this can be the perfect place for you. We look forward to you joining The Team! 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

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 her

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

Beyond the Bean – Food Production Operative – £18,600 – £19,750 a year – This is an entry level production role on the shop floor of a small food manufacturing site that makes flavoured beverage syrups of coffee drinks, soft drinks and cocktails. Reporting to a Shift Leader on a daily basis and to the Factory Manager overall, this role involves the safe and effective handling of food ingredients and packaging as well as the operation of manufacturing and cleaning equipment. While no specific experience is required, we can teach you everything you need to know, if you have worked in a role involving food production and have an understanding for safe food handling and hygiene procedures this would be an advantage. Find out more and apply here

The Shakespeare Totterdown – Bar staff – £9.50ph – Bar staff needed for The Shakespeare Totterdown pub. 20-30 hours, immediate start available for the right candidate. Weekend & Christmas time availability essential. The Shakey is a fun and eclectic pub situated close to Temple Meads.
We are a well established and friendly team, looking for someone who can help maintain our great atmosphere with good laughs & exceptional service. Apply here

The Strawberry Thief – Front of House Team Member – £9.50pa – We are looking for part-time Front of House staff with a background working in a bar and/or restaurant environment, table service experience is essential. The ideal candidate will thrive working in a busy environment, be reliable, well organised, an effective communicator and a great team player. We welcome applications from anyone who’d like to be part of a small, friendly and motivated team working for an independent business! The successful candidate will work a mix of day and evening shifts, two to three days a week. Find out more and apply here

Brewery 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

Specialist jobs

Butcher – Pasture – £10 -£12ph – We are looking for an in house Butcher to join our team in Pasture in Bristol.This is the perfect job for a qualified butcher who is looking for experience in a Restaurant or for a strong chef that is looking to broaden their horizon and become a skilled butcher. We believe we can help either of these people to get stuck into a new challenge and they can improve their skills as we grow together as a team. Find out more and 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

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 202

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

Retail Jobs

Essential Trading Co-operative – Customer Service Worker –  £10.45 per hour – We are looking for a full-time enthusiastic Customer Services Worker to join our Sales team. You’ll be joining a diverse, dynamic, and positive bunch of people aiming to change the world for the better. Essential is a pioneering worker co-operative, a wholesaler, manufacturer and retailer proud of specialising in ethically-produced, organic, fair trade and GMO-free food, sourced from all corners of the globe. The role requires experience of office work, working knowledge of IT systems, excellent communication skills by phone, email, and in person, and an ability to work flexibly. The successful candidate will be well-organised, a good team player, and able to show great attention to detail. Some flexibility is required, but the general working day is between 9:00 and 18:00, Monday to Friday. 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

Office-based jobs

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

Volunteer Jobs

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