Jobs In Padstow

Do you Fancy Working in Cornwall?

Not many people can say their morning commute is alongside the beautiful Camel estuary, or their office view is over the colourful, working harbour of Padstow. By joining the team at The Basement, you are joining a family-run business that values the development and well being of their staff.

Have you a Passion for Cornish Food and Drink?

Our current team are passionate about great food, friendly service and a happy working environment. We are all proud to consistently serve high quality, locally sourced dishes in a relaxed environment. We have a reputation for casual, efficient service and we look to recruit staff who will fit in with the happy vibes and ethos of our business.

What we offer

  • Competitive wages
  • Equal share of tips
  • Delicious staff meals whilst at work
  • Flexible rotas for a great work/life balance
  • 50% dining discount after 3 months of employment
  • Corporate golf membership across various world-class courses in Cornwall
  • Health and accident insurance
  • Organised staff bonding events throughout the year
  • Our fantastic coffee whilst at work
  • Bottomless soft drinks while at work
  • 1/2 price beers for when your shift finishes
  • Training and career development opportunities
  • Modern, well-maintained equipment that is subject to continual investment

Accommodation in Padstow

We do not offer accommodation with the job role however, Cornwall is a place where locals look after each other, and we are constantly in the loop about available properties and rooms. Otherwise, just have a look online, there’s always plenty of places popping up and we are more than happy to help you with your house hunt. If you’re relocating to Cornwall we may be able to provide accommodation for one week subject to availability – please just ask for further info.

If you’re an ambitious individual who would like to work in the beautiful town of Padstow, located on the north coast of Cornwall, then check out the job roles below and send us your CV and cover letter to – we will keep them on file and contact you when we have a suitable opening. If you’d like an application form, just pop in.

Current Vacancies

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Waiting Staff

£8.50 + tips (around £2.50 ph)
If you have a passion for food, a bubbly personality and a happy-go-lucky outlook on life, you’ll fit in perfectly as a member of our front of house team. Previous experience isn’t essential, just a strong work ethic and plenty of drive, coupled with the friendly customer service that The Basement are renowned for. Hours can be extremely flexible, ranging from just one night a week to full time employment. We also offer various training schemes to aid the continual development of our staff in the hospitality sector. This, coupled with our competitive rate of pay, means we offer a fun and rewarding work environment for our waiting staff.

Kitchen Assistants

£9 + tips (around £2.50 ph)

Are you organised, energetic and like working as part of a team in a fast-paced environment? As a kitchen assistant you will aid the chefs on a day-to-day basis in all areas of the kitchen including food preparation and washing dishes. Previous experience isn’t necessary, just a great work ethic and enthusiastic attitude. For the right candidate with significant dedication this role has the possibility to develop into a role with cooking responsibility and further down the line becoming a chef.

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Chefs cooking

Sous Chef

£25k + tips (around 5k) POSITION FILLED

Being a Sous Chef at The Basement requires excellent leadership skills, an eye for detail and a passion for the trade. The ideal candidate will be able to work calmly and accurately under pressure whilst assisting the head chef in our busy kitchen. If you are an organised gastro/rosette level Sous Chef with the ability to take control of all aspects of the kitchen in the absence of the head chef, and can accurately manage portion control and stock levels, then this could be the position for you!

Chef de Partie

£22k (2) + tips (around 5 k)

Our Chef de Partie must be an organised gastro/rosette level chef with the ability to work in a busy environment calmly and accurately under pressure. You must possess referenced experience showing a sound chef knowledge with all basic/intermediate skills, an eye for detail and a passion for using quality local produce. We are looking for a candidate who is innovative and has the ability and expertise to manage allocated sections of the kitchen. This position is perfectly suited to someone who wants to make their mark in the competitive streets of Padstow through cooking exciting gastro menus.

Chef sealing steak