Location: Buckfastleigh
Contract: Permanent - Full Time
Hours: 40 hours per week including evening and weekend
Salary: £25,875 per annum plus tronc plus company profit share

Junior Sous Chef

Department: Field Kitchen
Closing date: Monday 31st January 2022

Work with us at Riverford, and join a thriving employee-owned business

·        Be part of a friendly, inclusive team

·        Lots of opportunities to learn, grow, and progress in your career.

·        We’ll give you an abundance of free organic fruit and veg, an annual tax-free co-owner bonus, and a bounty of benefits, including low-cost, home-cooked organic breakfasts and lunches.


More than just a veg box….

Riverford are mad about organic veg. It’s at the core of everything we do. We love to grow it, pack it into boxes, and deliver it to around 90,000 homes across the UK every week.

This takes loads of brilliant people – and working here makes you a ‘co-owner’, since Riverford is employee owned. Success means much more than just profits; we want this to be a place people enjoy coming to work, and a business our co-owners feel proud of!

We also have a wonderful Field Kitchen in Devon which is where this role will be working.

In 2021, we were delighted to be awarded two-star Best Companies accreditation, recognising Riverford as an ‘outstanding’ place to work.  

Junior Sous Chef

Are you a chef who’s passionate about quality fresh ingredients? At Riverford Organic Farmers we are not only farmers that deliver 100% organic veg boxes, we also have our award-winning restaurant The Riverford Field Kitchen.

Eating at The Field Kitchen is something to remember with the unique opportunity to work with locally sourced organic produce and veg straight from the fields. We are fortunate to have our own kitchen garden meters away from the restaurant supplying fresh herbs, radishes, spicy rocket leaves, unusual tomato varieties, strawberries and raspberries for summer desserts.

Our food is simple, but really tasty. Our dishes are a showcase for the best seasonal veg available; we want our customers to experience new and different ways to eat veg and be inspired.

You’ll use the experience you’ve already gained in a professional kitchen to provide support to the kitchen team – preparing food, cooking dishes which fit with the Field Kitchen style of cooking, as well as mucking in to make sure the kitchen area remains clean and compliant with health and safety and hygiene regulations.

The kitchen area is open to our customers, so we are really looking for chefs who are bright and personable, that are happy to talk to our customers about the food they have eaten.

Skills & experience

• Professional and catering experience in a similar establishment is essential

• Food Hygiene and/or professional cookery qualification desirable

• A genuine passion and interest for food and cooking with fresh, seasonal ingredients

Salary of £25,875 p.a. plus tronc plus company profit share – genuine 40 hr week

Co-owner benefits

Riverford is a beautiful place to work, with lots of great people – and other perks too. Some of our benefits include: 33 days holiday pro rata (including bank holidays), generous company pension scheme, annual profit share (10% of all our profits are split equally between all co-owners), heavily discounted organic breakfasts and lunches, free organic fruit and veg, time and half on bank holidays, and free parking.

For more information and to view our seasonal menus please visit  www.fieldkitchen.riverford.co.uk


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Need help?

help@riverford.co.uk or call reception on 01803 227220 Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.