Sous Chef - £30k plus excellent tips & benefits - The Seafood Restaurant

Rick Stein
£30000.00 per annum plus tips
02 Dec 2021
16 Dec 2021
The Seafood Restaurant
Full Time
PAY - £30,000 per year

Tips - Since May, our Sous Chef's at The Seafood Restaurant earned on average £5.30 per hour in tips. For a full time role with us this equals up to £238 per week (based on a 45 hour week) and up to £1000 per month on top of your salary.

Opened by Rick Stein and Jill Stein in 1975, The Seafood Restaurant is famous for establishing an international reputation for the very freshest fish and shellfish, often landed on our doorstep. You'll be working with our home grown Head chef, Pete Murt and the team to create simple seafood dishes with classic flavours using Rick’s recipes.

Hello, come in.

Great hospitality is what we do - offering a friendly and generous welcome to all. Building an inclusive and diverse team is the right thing to do and it helps us be at our best.

We’re looking for an experienced Sous Chef to support our kitchen Head Chef at our flagship iconic restaurant The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, Cornwall.

What you'll be getting up to:

- Leading the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef and organising others under your supervision
- Placing orders using our stock systems to ensure correct stock levels are maintained
- Controlling the kitchen from a financial and quality driven perspective
- Assisting the Head Chef with the scheduling, development and recruiting of staff
- Keeping in touch with current food trends and having an input with suggestions for the menu

Key skills

- Awareness of customer needs
- Ability to effectively lead a team
- Demonstrating strong company and menu knowledge

We also offer some great perks and benefits:

  • Tips paid weekly to help your bank balance. Our tronc system is not subject to NI deductions
  • Tips paid year round and you'll still receive tips whilst you are on annual leave
  • 50% discount in our restaurants for you and up to five friends
  • 20% discount in our retail shops and our online shop
  • Double discount (40%) in our retail shops at Christmas
  • Christmas Day & Boxing Day off
  • Discounted hotel stays and cookery school courses
  • Annual complimentary meal for two
  • Good quality meals whilst on duty
  • Team social events
  • Thank you rewards and recognition throughout the year
  • Annual leave that increases with long service
  • Opportunity to apply for a career break of up to 12 weeks
  • Refer a friend rewards and incentives

Good to know….

Parking – There is plenty of free parking available in Padstow.

Travel to work – Padstow is on the bus route from Bodmin, Wadebridge and Newquay with regular buses throughout the day.

You can cycle safely to work from Bodmin and Wadebridge to Padstow along the Camel Trail.

Uniform- We provide our kitchen teams with chef whites.

If you are an experienced Sous Chef looking to develop your career, we'd love to hear from you - to apply, please email your CV to petemurt[at] or click apply to submit a quick application.