Riverford Wicked Leeks

Chef de Partie - Riverford Field Kitchen

Location: Buckfastleigh

Minimum 30 hours per week

£10.00 per hour

This role at our award-winning farm restaurant The Riverford Field Kitchen is a great opportunity for a chef with a passion for quality ingredients to work with locally sourced organic produce, and veg straight from the fields. 

Our food is simple, but really tasty. Your dishes should showcase the best seasonal veg available; we want our customers to experience new and different ways of cooking veg, and be inspired to go away and try something different in their own kitchens.

You will use the experience you’ve already gained in a professional kitchen to support 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 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’ve 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 and some of Riverford’s more experimental crops from The Field Kitchen Garden – our organic 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, ensuring 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 Riverford 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

Closing date: 2019-10-11

Apply here

job overview

Location: Buckfastleigh

Salary information: £10.00 per hour

Role: Field Kitchen

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