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.
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you!