Riverford Wicked Leeks

Pastry Chef

Location: Buckfastleigh

40 hours per week

£20,000 per annum pro rata

This role at our award-winning farm restaurant The Riverford Field Kitchen is a fantastic opportunity for a chef who has a passion for quality ingredients. You’ll be working with ethical organic produce, including fruit and veg straight from the fields.

Our dessert offering is the icing on the cake of our set menu, and is the only part of the meal that guests aren’t required to share! Using seasonal produce, you’ll create memorable puddings and serve them straight from the kitchen to drooling customers.

The ideal pastry chef will be able to incorporate plenty of our organic veg, as well as fruit, herbs and foraged ingredients from the farm, showcasing the variety of ways our produce can be used. With the rise in specific dietary requirements, an ability to create unique gluten, dairy, egg and even sugar free desserts would also be most beneficial. We particularly see increasing numbers of guests requesting vegan desserts, so this is specifically of interest.

You will use the experience you have 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. And of course, you’ll be cooking outside of the pastry section too – but not much. We go through a lot of pudding!

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. 


This is a full time contract, including evening and weekend work. Based out of Wash Barn, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0JU

Closing date: 2019-08-16

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job overview

Location: Buckfastleigh

Salary information: £20,000 per annum pro rata

Role: Field Kitchen

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