40 hours per week
£25,000 per annum
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 food is simple, but really tasty. Your dishes should be a showcase for the best seasonal produce available; we want our customers to experience new and exciting ways of eating veg, and be inspired to go away and try cooking something different with their veg at home.
You will use the experience you have already gained in a professional kitchen to provide support to the kitchen team – preparing food and 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 & safety and hygiene.
The kitchen area is open to our customers, so we are really looking for chefs who are bright, personable, and happy to talk to our customers about the food they have eaten.
A typical day for a Riverford Chef…
We cater for each service like an individual dinner party, twice a day. First thing we check who’s coming and design a menu for the guests. We choose the best of the seasonal veg coming off the farm and the chefs discuss how they would like to prepare each dish for each course.
The chefs pick most of the fresh herbs we use and some of the fruit & veg from The Field Kitchen Garden – our polytunnel and allotment area 50m from the kitchen – and the herb beds surrounding the restaurant.
We prepare and time our cooking to serve our set menu banquet-style to all our guests at the same time, making sure that our veg reaches them at the absolute peak of perfection and inspires them to replicate the dishes at home – hopefully with Riverford veg boxes! Be prepared to share your recipes with a lot of people…
Sometimes you’ll be catering for special customer events at the farm – such as our monthly veg feasts; local collaborations with foragers, food heroes and local brewers or winemakers; or even Riverford pop-ups around the country.
Riverford love a party and The Field Kitchen often cater for staff events, which are as exciting and varied as we can make them: from a comedy & curry night to a BBQ for 300 at our reservoir. You won’t have to work them all – sometimes you can join the fun!
Take a look at our Field Kitchen here
This is a full-time Permanent contract, including evening and weekend work. Based out of Wash Barn, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0JU
Closing date: 2019-08-30Apply here
Salary information: £25,000 per annum
Role: Field Kitchen