top of page

WE ARE RECRUITING A FULL-TIME CAFÉ CHEF

Farrington’s Farm is a family-run Farm Shop based at Home Farm, an idyllic 400 acre working farm in the Somerset village of Farrington Gurney. We produce an array of organic vegetables which we grow and sell in our Farm Shop. Also on site is a Café, a Playbarn (children's soft play), an outdoor Farm Park and various other independent retail units. We host a number of large scale events throughout the year including our well-known Pumpkin Festival in October.


As a destination venue, we're known in the local area for our fantastic farmhouse breakfasts, homemade cakes, afternoon teas and seasonal lunches, as well as Sunday Roasts through the winter & spring. We're looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual to join our kitchen team in order to continue delivering excellent food to our customers.

Our busy Cafe is open seven days a week, with kitchen shifts taking place generally between 7am-5pm throughout the year.


The role

As a Cafe Chef, you will support the Head Chef in kitchen operations, including food preparation, cooking and maintaining high standards of culinary excellence. Your role involves creativity in menu planning, ensuring food quality and contributing to a positive dining experience for all customers. Your line manager is the Head Chef.


Responsibilities

  • Oversee and participate in the preparation and cooking of dishes

  • Maintain quality and consistency in taste, presentation and portioning of all menu items

  • Monitor and manage food waste to control costs

  • Contribute to menu development based on culinary trends, customer preferences and business ethos, ensuring menu items are innovative, well-balanced and meet quality standards

  • Address any issues related to food quality promptly

  • Ensure strict adherence to health and safety & food hygiene regulations in the kitchen

  • Conduct regular cleaning and hygiene tasks in the kitchen

  • Collaborate with the Head Chef in developing and updating the cafe menu

  • Assist in managing and ordering stock

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of cost-control measures


Requirements

  • Previous experience as a Chef in a commercial kitchen

  • Level 2 Food hygiene certificate

  • Excellent organisation and time management skills

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills

  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment

  • Due to our location, use of your own vehicle is necessary or access to public transport to Farrington Gurney.


Benefits

  • 35-40 hours over 4 days to give work-life balance

  • Working within a friendly team

  • Sociable hours with no split shifts or evening shifts

  • 29 days holiday for full time employees (inc. bank holidays)

  • 20% discount across site (including in farm shop and soft play)

  • 50% off food during shifts


We are open 7 days a week so weekend availability is essential

Immediate start available

Salary: £12.00 per hour

Expected hours: 35 – 40 per week


To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a short cover letter to rory@farringtons.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!



bottom of page