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Work with us

We've got big plans for 2024 and beyond and we're looking to expand our amazing team to get there.

Here is where you'll find all current positions.

We will always take CV's.  So if there's no current positions and you feel like you've got something to offer a dynamic, small business & award winning gastropub, get in touch!

For all applications, apply with a CV to our general manager Gareth via gareth@bunchofgrapes.org.uk


FULL TIME CHEF
 

With almost 200 years of Welsh cultural history and heritage, we are now growing our team at the Bunch of Grapes to meet the needs of our new state of the art kitchen and on-site craft brewery. We have a real passion for food and are always exploring new ideas and ways to experiment with extraordinary seasonal ingredients and so we’re looking for a chef with the same enthusiasm.
 

We have a well-established reputation for great locally sourced and freshly produced food both in our cosy bar and in our newly refurbished Gastropub restaurant. Cooking over coals, fermentation, smoking, pickling and preserving all feature heavily and we hope to explore more techniques and ways to deliver maximum food flavour in the future. A creative chef with the same vision who is motivated to achieve high levels of excellence and push forward with developing new ideas and

menus is also what we’re looking for.
 

Our popularity has grown year on year for the last two decades, regularly receiving awards and accolades. Some examples pre-pandemic and refurbishment include;

AA Pub of the Year for Wales 2015

Good Pub Guide – Dining Pub of the Year UK 2016

Good Food Guide – Top 50 Places to eat 2016

Estrella Damm Top 100 Gastropubs

CAMRA pub of the year multiple times since 2005
 

It’s a great time to join the team!

As well as enhancing and developing new menus, we are evolving our in-house store and bakery selling chef's ingredients and organic foods. We are also building on our production of freshly made bread by developing our own range of products straight from the kitchen for customers to purchase in our on-site shop.
 

What the role will look like and how it will develop

As a Chef within our long-established team, you will work closely with the Head Chef and Executive Chef/Owner to drive forward our vision of excellence. Creativity and passion are essential and there will be a lot of freedom to innovate and develop your own style with dishes alongside the Head Chef and Owner.
 

What we’re looking for:

A chef that’s inspired and excited by fresh seasonal food and is motivated to explore new flavours to create vibrant menus. The kind of chef that inspires, excites and enthuses everyone in the team to go on new, culinary journeys.
 

Core skills and qualities

- Proven track record in hospitality

- Passion for exploring and developing new menu ideas

- Creative and inquisitive mind

- Keen eye for detail and consistency

- Desire and ability to reach and sustain standards of quality

- Ensuring accurate and up to date record keeping


Skills

- Strong culinary skills with a passion for creating delicious and visually appealing dishes

- Proficient in food safety practices and knowledgeable about health codes and regulations

- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail

- Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

- Communication skills to effectively interact with staff, management and customers
 

Daily responsibilities

- Daily kitchen operations, including food preparation, cooking, and presentation

- Ensure that all meals are prepared in a timely manner and meet quality standards

- Work with the team to manage inventory and order supplies to maintain adequate stock levels

- Collaborate with the management team to develop new menu items and dishes

- Help in maintaining a clean and organized kitchen environment, following food safety and sanitation guidelines

- Monitor and enforce compliance with health and safety regulations


Benefits

- Company pension

- Discounted or free food

- Employee discount

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £10.42-£14.00 per hour

Expected hours: 30 – 40 per week

FRONT OF HOUSE SERVER
 

CWRW BARA GLO (Beer Bread Coal)

 

That’s what we are all about - the very best craft and cask beers, most of which brewed on site in our very own craft brewery, Bread freshly baked daily with pastries and cakes, Coals or Charcoal. Our food is cooked over live fire with passion and care.  We are a Gastropub, a Restaurant, a Brewpub all in one lovely neat package.  Now we need you, a front of house person; a person with a committed, creative, driven and awesome personality that wants to achieve.  You will need to be fast, focused, consistent, energized and amazing.

 

Having completed the largest refurbishment works we’ve ever undertaken we’re now looking for enthusiastic hospitality all-rounders to join us and continue to develop the Bunch of Grapes. You’ll be working in a newly refurbished restaurant, brewery and pub with a brand new, state of the art kitchen.

We’re looking for you to start with us immediately and join the team, part time hours initially leading to full time employment for the right candidates.

 

About us philosophy:
A friendly, welcoming pub offering seasonal and locally sourced food that delivers big flavours alongside a bar serving a range of cask and craft keg beers without equal, gins and whiskies, and an organic and biodynamic wine range. We believe in great food and great beers with great experiences.

 

TEAM: While providing amazing experiences for our customers, we want to provide reliable, stable and rewarding jobs for our staff.

Joining our team isn’t just a job – you join part of a team that works together to deliver above expectation. You’ll get a chance to be involved, to have a say and to make a difference. To be heard and be a part of a team that has ambition and drive to succeed. Do you think you can make that difference? Do you think you can be the best you can be? Then be even better? If that’s a yes, then we want to hear from you.

 

The right person will need:
- experience in the industry to a high level – specific training regarding our food & drink offering will be provided.


- to be adaptable to a diversity of roles, including bar work and professional but friendly table service.


- the ability to undertake the practical details of the job and all the demands of a busy hospitality environment in their stride and will grow to understand our objectives as a gastropub, food & drink store.

To be able to input their own ideas for improving what we do and helping establish those ideas as new ways to work.

 

Core skills and qualities:

-A keen eye for detail as well as consistency.

- A spark with a true desire to be the best you can be.

- A drive to be explore and develop new ideas

- A good understanding of the importance of accurate and up to date record keeping

-A Creative and inquisitive mind

- Proven track record in Hospitality

 

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU IF:

  • You feel It’s time to release your potential to be inspired and excited, eager to work with amazing food and beers that get your creative juices flowing.

  • You want to break from the monotony of everyday and want to be the kind of person that inspires, excites and enthuses everyone in the team.

 

Job Type: Part-time leading to full time for the right candidate

Salary: £7.14-£10.42 per hour

Expected hours: 16 – 30 per week (40 Full time)

Benefits:

  • Company pension

  • Discounted or free food

  • Employee discount

Schedule:

  • Day shift

  • Monday to Friday

  • Night shift

  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Pontypridd: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Experience:

  • Hospitality: 2 year (preferred)

  • Bartending: 2 year (preferred)

Full & Part Time Chef Positions

£23-25k per annum (full time), part time negotiable by the hour

 

Job description

It’s not often this door opens (7 years since the last time) and we want the most committed, creative, driven and awesome person we can find; you will need to be fast, focused, consistent, energized and amazing.

The Bunch of Grapes’ well-established reputation for excellent locally sourced and all fresh food, in the bar and in the restaurant, has grown year on year for the last two decades, regularly receiving awards and accolades, some examples pre pandemic:
AA Pub of the Year for Wales 2015
Good Pub Guide – Dining Pub of the Year UK 2016
Good Food Guide – Top 50 Places to eat 2016

Estrella Damm Top 100 Gastropubs

CAMRA pub of the year multiple times since 2005


We have gathered a clutch of awards, but we want more, we want to be better than we have ever been, we want to establish ourselves as a must go to place to eat out in South Wales.  Would you like to help us get there? Be a part of this exciting new journey? Would you like to help us gather new awards and recognition?

We are pushing forward with new menus and a new food vision: fermentation, curing, smoking, pickling, and preserving all feature heavily, but we are driven to explore more techniques and ways to deliver maximum food flavour to the menus. We have a brand-new kitchen arriving later in 2022 equipped with all the tools a creative chef needs to fully explore new techniques and styles of cooking as well as a brand-new on-site microbrewery, smoke house and restaurant re-fit.

 

Its going to be a great time to join the team.

Alongside the progression of the new menus, we have an in-house store and bakery selling chef's ingredients, organic foods and real breads made fresh daily. We intend to grow and develop our range of own branded products supplied direct from the kitchen for customers to take home with them setting us further apart from other hospitality businesses in South Wales.


 

Our ideal candidates will have a real passion for food, passion for exploring new ideas and finding new ways to cook and working with unusual ingredients, an interest in seasonality, baking, experimentation and a willingness to join us on our journey to see where and how far it can take us and our customers.

What the role will look like and how it will develop:

The right candidates will work closely with the head chef and executive chef/owner to formulate the direction and ambition of the new menus, to explore new techniques and ways of working whilst maintaining accurate records and documentation. The team will be small but big in ambition, focused and driven.


There will be a lot of freedom to innovate and develop dishes with the head chef and owner – you’ll be able to develop and put your own style into the dishes.

Core skills and qualities:

-A keen eye for detail as well as consistency.

- A spark with a true desire to be the best you can be.

- A drive to be explore and develop new ideas

- A good understanding of the importance of accurate and up to date record keeping

-A Creative and inquisitive mind

- Proven track record in Hospitality
 

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU IF:
 

  • You feel It’s time to be the chef you always knew you wanted to be – a chef that’s inspired and excited by great, fresh, seasonal food every day, eager to work with market fresh foods that get your creative juices flowing.

  • You want to break from the monotony of everyday and want to be be the kind of chef that inspires, excites and enthuses everyone in the team, whose uncompromising standards become the standards your team aspire to reach.


 

What you think you become.

What you feel you attract.

What you imagine you create.

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