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'Champion of Champions'  ~  Job Vacancies

Job Vacancies

We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

'Champion of Champions'

 

 

Head Chef ~ open

Package:

Salary is dependent upon experience

Benefits include flexible shifts and no split shifts. The Cookhouse is only open a la carte two evenings per week, plus other evening functions by arrangement, and is closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day.  You’ll have 28 days holiday per year and a discount card for use in our award winning Food Hall and Cookhouse Restaurant.  Other benefits include pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, free parking, …

Hours: 42.5 hours per week, 5 days over 7.  As you’d expect, weekends are our busiest periods.

If you are looking for a challenge, want to commit time to a dynamic business and have aspirations to progress with an award winning operation; then this is the opportunity for you.

 

About us

Suffolk Food Hall has achieved national acclaim as a food venue, most recently being made the 10 year Champion of Champions for Local Food. The Cookhouse restaurant is integral to this success and it has also been judged to be the Best On-Farm Restaurant in Britain.

The Cookhouse as 130 seater restaurant with function rooms, which can combine to seat 300.  There is also a separate Café in the Food Hall with 70 seats.  The supply base for the Cookhouse is unique.  Not only with a butcher, baker and fishmonger on-site but also with quality straight from our own farms, and also with a solid local supply network.  Whilst the restaurant is often very busy trading seven days a week, it is only open Friday and Saturday evenings or for private functions.

The opportunity

Suffolk Food Hall is looking to appoint an aspiring Head Chef with a strong attention to detail and proven team leading experience.  Demonstrable enthusiasm, a stickler for quality, passionate about food, being inspired by the surroundings, and a drive to deliver food that showcases the best of Suffolk; is what is required.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in running a similar size operation and will be confident leading a team to deliver food to a high level at all times.  The ideal candidate will work well under pressure, have great organisational skills, and have strong staff management and interpersonal skills

The role includes:

  • Menu design
  • Overseeing food ordering
  • Food preparation
  • Delivery of operations
  • Managing a team, efficiently
  • Employing best working practices at all times
  • Effective stock control
  • Conforming to food safety standards
  • Leading by example and pushing for best practise
  • Being proactive and positive
  • Being an ambassador for Suffolk Food Hall at all times
 

Apply: please send your CV with a completed application form and covering letter for the attention of Chirs Jowett Head of Food Service.

 
 
 
 

Stock Administrator ~ open

 

Package:

Dependent on experience.  28 days holiday including Bank Holidays, plus further benefits.

 

Job Type: Full-time

 

Apply: please send your CV with a completed application form and covering letter for the attention of Claire Cook Retail Manager.

 
We are looking for a highly motivated and organised individual to join our retail team reporting to our stock controller.
 
Characteristics:
  • Be very organised and methodical
  • Pay strong attention to detail
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be physically fit

 

Role and responsibilities:

You will manage the accuracy of product creation, department allocation and enforce the company's pricing policy. Ensuring all products are approved for sale before being released on the shop floor, live, labelled and scan-able when relevant. You will follow stock process, goods in completion and paper trail for finance administrator. Assisting with basic re-order and replenishment when required. Computer literate with Microsoft office and numeracy skills.

Required experience:
  • 1 year Administration
 
 
 
 

Restaurant Manager ~ open

 

Package:

If you are looking for a challenge, to commit time to a dynamic business and have aspirations to progress in an award winning operation, then this is the opportunity for you.
 
Hours: 42.5 hours per week, 5 days over 7, with weekends our busiest times.
Salary negotiable on experience
 

 

Apply: please send your CV with a completed application form and covering letter for the attention of Chris Jowett Food Services Manager.

 

The role:

We are looking to appoint a talented full-time Restaurant Manager. You will need relevant previous experience and a high attention to detail. We are seeking a hands on enthusiastic person who understands quality and is passionate about food. We need a leader with a strong positive attitude and down to earth nature. The ideal candidate will work well under pressure, have great organisational skills and have a strong sales focus. 

 

Duties will include:
 
Motivate, lead and manage a team whilst setting the highest standards at all times
Provide ongoing training and support of the business service standards.
Compile rotas within a budgeted framework to manage staff costs 
Oversee stock management and cost of sales
Report to the Head of Food Services on weekly and monthly figures
Ensure compliance with all hygiene and H&S regulations
 

 

 

 

 

Food Hall Retail Supervisor ~ interviewing

 

Package:

Dependent on experience we offer a salary between £16,000 and £20,000
28 days holiday including Bank Holidays, plus further benefits.

 

Job Type: Full-time

 

Apply: please send your CV with a completed application form and covering letter for the attention of Claire Cook Retail Manager.

 
Our exceptional standards of customer service and best business practice are crucial to creating the very best possible food experience for our customers. Recognised by the Countryside Alliance as their 10 year "Champion of Champions" for local food in 2015, we aim to achieve excellence.
 
We are looking for an enthusiastic, customer focussed, experience Retail Supervisor to help lead our Sales Floor.
 
Your role will involve:
  • Sales Focus management
  • providing excellent customer service and standards
  • ensuring daily tasks are distributed and completed to a high standard
  • coordinating the retail team to ensure all departments are manned and ready for business
General duties will include:
  • maintaining staff rotas
  • managing staff costs to maximise productivity
  • stocking up and merchandising
  • till training and user management
  • upholding and enforcing our food safety and stock management policies and processes
We work a 40 hour week, over and 5 of 7 days, generally working every other weekend.
 
Required experience:
  • 1 year - Supervisory

 

 

Service Team ~ Full-time or Part-time

 

Package:

  • Full and part time opportunities are available
  • You will need to be willing and available to work every other weekend
  • Competitive rates of pay based on experience
  • Attractive discounts in our Food Hall and Cookhouse Restaurant
  • 20% discount in the Food Hall
  • 25% discount in the Café and Cookhouse
  • 28 days holiday, including public holiday
  • Pension scheme
  • Training and development
 

Apply: please send your CV with a completed application form and covering letter for the attention of
Chris Jowett, Head of Food Service.

 
Job vacancy: Food Service Team, Full Time and Part Time
 
About us: Suffolk Food Hall has established itself as an exemplar of local food. Our awards include being recognised as the best on-farm restaurant in Britain, with our products coming from local farms and suppliers. Our provenance of ingredients is critical to us and our customers.
 
About the role: We are looking to appoint both full-time and part time professional food service staff to join our buzzing team. You will need to have previous food service experience and a good understanding of the food industry. The successful candidate will have great enthusiasm for serving customers, a love for quality, be passionate about food, be smart, efficient and overall want to succeed. 
 
Duties will include:
  • Opening and closing the café or Restaurant
  • Serving customers
  • Running drinks and food to the customer
  • Cleaning and tidying the work area
  • To ensure that health and safety rules are applied and respected 
 
Entry Requirements Skills:
  • Previous waitress experience preferable
  • Time management: fluctuations in activity levels
  • Taking the initiative
  • Paying attention to detail and quality
  • Adaptability
 
If you are looking for a challenge, to commit time to a dynamic business and have aspirations to progress in an award winning operation, then this is the opportunity for you.
 
Hours: 8 - 40 hours a week, including evenings and weekends which are our busiest trading times.  
 

 

 

 

Stock Administrator ~ open

 

Package:

Dependent on experience.  28 days holiday including Bank Holidays, plus further benefits.

 

Job Type: Full-time

 

Apply: please send your CV with a completed application form and covering letter for the attention of Claire Cook Retail Manager.

 
We are looking for a highly motivated and organised individual to join our retail team reporting to our stock controller.
 
Characteristics:
  • Be very organised and methodical
  • Pay strong attention to detail
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be physically fit

 

Role and responsibilities:

You will manage the accuracy of product creation, department allocation and enforce the company's pricing policy. Ensuring all products are approved for sale before being released on the shop floor, live, labelled and scan-able when relevant. You will follow stock process, goods in completion and paper trail for finance administrator. Assisting with basic re-order and replenishment when required. Computer literate with Microsoft office and numeracy skills.

Required experience:
  • 1 year Administration