Employment in Padstow

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We are a family-run restaurant that values its employees so join us for a fun and rewarding career with lots of opportunities. Surrounded by the famous Padstow Harbour, we are an employer that is committed to developing and supporting our staff.

Our passions are great food and great service, and we are proud to use local suppliers and produce to provide our customers with high quality dishes in a relaxed and informal environment. We have a reputation for friendly, efficient and unobtrusive service and are looking for staff that will fit in well with our ethos.

Below is a list of our current vacancies. We’re always happy to accept CVs from ambitious individuals who feel they would be a great addition our Basement Team, and we’ll keep your details on file if we do not have a suitable opening for you at the moment.

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES NEED NOT REPLY UNLESS ASKED TO DO SO.

What we can offer you

– Competitive remuneration including full equal share of cash tips.
– Staff meals whilst on duty
– Staff bonding events throughout the year
– Flexible rotas to fit around your life to give work life balance
– Generous staff dining discount after 3 months of employment
– Use of corporate golf membership at various courses around Cornwall
– Extra days of holiday once you have completed just one year of service
– Heath/accident insurance
– Modern, well-maintained kitchen equipment with continual investment
– Training and career development opportunities are available for all team members

We currently have the following opportunities:

Full job details on application.

Head chef £28K + tips
We are looking for an organised gastro/rosette level Head Chef with excellent leadership skills, combined with a passion for using quality local produce, to be hands on and be fully accountable for this very busy kitchen.

The right candidate will have the ability to work calmly and accurately under pressure and have a passion for innovative and exciting gastro menus through lunch and dinner services as well as serving breakfast. They will be able to take complete control of the kitchen management including conforming to mutually set budgetary restraints as well as being able to control and effectively manage kitchen recruitment and discipline.
This is a full time, permanent, year-round role with a chance to make a mark in the competitive streets of Padstow and indeed Cornwall. Starting mid January 2017

Sous chef £24K + tips
We are looking for an organised gastro/rosette level Sous Chef to assist our head in leading our very busy kitchen.  You must possess excellent leadership skills, an eye for detail, combined with a passion for using quality local produce.

The right candidate will have the ability to work calmly and accurately under pressure and have a passion for innovative and exciting gastro menus through lunch and dinner services as well as serving breakfast. They will be able to take control of all aspects of the kitchen in the absence of the head and be able to accurately manage potion control and stock levels.
This is a full time, permanent, year-round role with a chance to make a mark in the competitive streets of Padstow and indeed Cornwall. Starting mid Febuary 2017

Chef de partie £19K (2) + tips
We are looking for an organised gastro/rosette level Chef to work in our very busy kitchen.  You must possess referenced experience showing a sound chef knowledge with all basic/intermediate skills, an eye for detail, combined with a passion for using quality local produce.

The right candidate will have the ability to work calmly and accurately under pressure and have a passion for innovative and exciting gastro menus through lunch and dinner services as well as serving breakfast. They will be able to manage allocated sections of the kitchen and be able to accurately manage potion control and stock levels.
This is a full time, permanent, year-round role with a chance to make a mark in the competitive streets of Padstow and indeed Cornwall.

Waiting staff – full and part time £6.50 – £8.00ph

We are now recruiting charismatic, bubbly people to join our front of house team.

Our team members must have a passion for food and friendly customer service to join us in our busy restaurant in Padstow. Although experience is not essential as full training can be given, we do require that strong work ethic and drive coupled with a friendly nature to ensure our customers get that little bit extra that we are renowned for.

We offer various training to advance even the most experience of waiting staff so if it’s just a part time summer or holiday job, a mum wanting to earn a bit extra or the start of a developing hospitality carer we have the perfect small friendly working environment for you. Couple that with our pay, which is well above all scales of minimum wage and fantastic tips, we think we are able to offer a friendly fun and rewarding working environment.

To get in contact either

>> Forward on your CV with covering letter and details of the position your looking for and any associated levels of experience to info@thebasement.co.uk
>> Pop in for an application form with your CV

Accommodation

We do not have live-in staff accommodation. However we do tend to hear of rooms when they become available and the surrounding areas have flats, bedsits and rooms available throughout the year. For the right candidate we are willing to assist in finding accommodation.  In this part of the world being able to drive and having a car is almost a necessity and will aid considerably in finding any accommodation.  We suggest a good start would be: www.spareroom.co.uk, www.rightmove.co.uk, www.zoopla.co.uk  www.gumtree.co.uk.  There is also no harm in talking to the local estate agents who often will hear of things before we do.

If you are relocating to Cornwall we may be able to provide accommodation for one week. This is subject to availability. Please ask for further information.