Work with us
We've got big plans for 2022 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!
Full & Part Time Chef Positions
£23-25k per annum (full time), part time negotiable by the hour
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.