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The Tobacco Factory family includes Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar, Sunday Market, Five Acre Farm and Shop, Mark’s Bread and Grain Barge.

 

Benefits:

• Food on shift

• Regular appraisal and development

• Access to Hospitality Action’s Employee Assistance Programme for free, confidential help and advice when you are facing problems, difficulties or challenges relating to your home or working life.

• Cycle to work scheme

• Company wide staff discount

• Supplier visits and team days

• Supportive, friendly team

• Ethically and environmentally aware employer – We are part of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, a community of businesses working towards an environmentally restorative and socially progressive UK hospitality sector.

 

We’re committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, disability or age.

 

Grain Barge - Sous Chef

Grain Barge is a converted barge moored in Hotwells with amazing views of Bristol harbour. As well as our main bar, we have outdoor space on the top deck, as well as space for events and private hire in the Hold Bar. We serve sustainably sourced seafood and veg dishes that use ingredients from our own farm in Backwell and other local suppliers, alongside craft beer + cider, cocktails, wines, spirits and hot drinks.

We are looking for a full time Sous Chef with a flair for creating interesting and inspiring seafood, vegan and vegetarian dishes in a modern and classic way to suit an informal restaurant bar. We serve delicious, honest, home-made food with bold flavours that celebrate the best seasonal produce from local suppliers, including our very own Five Acre Farm in Backwell. At Grain Barge, everything is made on board including breads, desserts, ferments, sauces and our signature fries.

Here in our independently owned venues, we want to give young enthusiastic chefs the opportunity to shine, to be creative and to bring ideas to our kitchen. We’re looking for people to inspire us. We want you to help us develop our menus, keep our regular customers coming back and entice new customers in.

We value our staff and know how important your job satisfaction is to our success. Flexible working hours and days are available for the right people to help us achieve our ambition.

Sous Chef

We are looking to recruit a Sous Chef to assist our Head Chef and small friendly kitchen team at Grain Barge. The ideal candidate will be passionate, friendly, energetic and calm, and will play a key part in the development of our business.

Key responsibilities for the Sous Chef are:

  • To run the kitchen in the absence of the head chef and will work with our Head Chef to ensure consistently high standards by adhering to the company specifications and procedures.
  • Provide a consistently high level of service and product delivery.
  • Co-ordinate, plan, participate and supervise production, preparation and presentation of meals.
  • Responsible for working on all sections of the kitchen as required.
  • Help the Head Chef to develop new dishes and menus. Keep up to date with new products, menus and promotions.
  • Plan and allocate jobs to junior staff, ensuring that all items produced are according to standard recipes, portion yields and within agreed time limits and minimum wastage.
  • Assist with the training, development and motivation of junior staff.
  • Be fluent in HACCP procedures and assist in due diligence.
  • Work in cooperation with other departments, especially the food service department.

You must have at least 1-year experience as a Sous Chef or minimum of 2 years as a CDP, a friendly approach and a real passion for cooking. You have to be an ambitious and enthusiastic Chef with a real desire to progress.

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We offer you:

  • An average 35 hr working week and flexible shifts
  • 28 days holiday per year
  • Overtime compensation
  • Expanding company with opportunity for advancement and progression
  • Training and cross training in other areas in our restaurants and farm (training is tailored to the individual)
  • Working with fresh food and produce from our farm
  • Free meals on duty
  • Fantastic working conditions, friendly and fun working environment, with a supportive team
  • Team benefit scheme across all of our venues
  • Ethically and environmentally aware employer – We are members of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, a community of businesses working towards an environmentally restorative and socially progressive UK hospitality sector.
  • Access to Hospitality Action’s Employee Assistance Programme for free, confidential help
  • and advice when you are facing problems, difficulties or challenges relating to your home
  • or working life.
  • Regular performance appraisals

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Coming out of the pandemic we are working towards becoming a Real Living Wage employer. This is a major challenge in an industry in which so few are signed up to the Living Wage Foundation – however we believe it is the right thing to do and a big step towards professionalising our industry.

We’re committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

Please send your CV and tell us why you are interested in working with us, and which role you are applying for. We look forward to hearing from you.

Apply for this job:

headchef@grainbarge.com

Grain Barge - Seasonal Front of House

We are looking for a new team member to join our fantastic FOH team.

This role is a mix of bartending and restaurant/event service, all of which we provide on-site training for. We are a small and close-knit team looking for someone with a great attitude, sense of humour, and enthusiasm for brilliant beers! Some days you’ll be providing excellent service on our main deck; others you’ll be bartending a live music event in our hold bar… No two days are the same!

We also require all applicants to be willing to work evenings and weekends, and willing to work throughout our busy summer season. In return, we offer fantastic company benefits, above minimum wage pay, and a guaranteed 2 shifts a week minimum. We are looking for someone that is available to work between 14 hours per week – with potential to pick up extra shifts in high season.

Please note, as we are a small team we are only accepting applicants with previous bar & restaurant experience at this time.

Benefits:

  • Team benefit scheme across all of our venues
  • Ethically and environmentally aware employer – we are part of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, a community of businesses working towards an environmentally restorative and socially progressive UK hospitality sector.
  • Access to Hospitality Action’s Employee Assistance Programme for free, confidential help and advice when you are facing problems, difficulties or challenges relating to your home or working life.
  • A supportive, friendly team
  • Food on shift
  • Cycle to work scheme

We’re committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

Please send your CV and cover letter, telling us why you are interested in working with us, and which role you are applying for. We look forward to hearing from you.

Apply for this job:

gm@grainbarge.com

Marks Bread - Lead Chef

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 are looking for an experienced and creative chef to join our team.

The kitchen serves lunches to eat in or takeaway Monday to Saturday. The Kitchen also makes some of the savoury pastries and home-made groceries on sale in the shop.

You will create a weekly changing breakfast and lunch service for our busy artisan bakery.

This role will take the lead on building the success of our exciting corporate and catering offerings.

Confidence, initiative and passion for working with seasonal fresh ingredients is a must. We are lucky enough to work closely with our farm 5 Acre Farm in Blackwell, so if this excites you get in touch!

Ideal Candidate:

– Experienced chef de partie looking for next step up.

– Confident in management of kitchen health and safety & daily operations.

– Have the ability to create seasonal recipes using fresh ingredients from our farm.

– Produce a new and exciting weekly changing lunch special / salads / grilled cheese.

Perks:

– Utilise the bakery for any bread products wanted alongside recipes.

– Be involved in the development of the new kitchen site (exciting renovations currently on the way!)

– No evenings.

– Creative control.

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There is room for progression within the business, with salary dependant on experience.

Day time shifts, Monday-Saturday.

35 – 40 hours a week.

Mark’s Bread is part of the Tobacco Factory family which also includes Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar, Sunday Market, Five Acre Farm and Shop and Grain Barge.

Benefits:

  • Team benefit scheme across all of our venues
  • We offer the opportunity for ongoing learning and professional development
  • Ethically and environmentally aware employer – We are part of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, a community of businesses working towards an environmentally restorative and socially progressive UK hospitality sector.
  • Access to Hospitality Action’s Employee Assistance Programme for free, confidential help and advice when you are facing problems, difficulties or challenges relating to your home or working life.
  • Regular performance appraisals
  • A supportive, friendly team

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We’re committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

Apply for this job:

jodie@marksbread.co.uk