We are currently recruiting for a Chef/ Commis Chef/ Kitchen Assistant to join our client’s busy cafe based in the outskirts of Berkhamsted with beautiful surroundings, offering freshly cooked, delicious food from traditional café favourites to one of their innovative daily specials.


You will need to be passionate about food as they are (cooking everything on site from fresh).


You will have the opportunity to learn new skills working alongside the Chef.


You will need to be able to handle working in a pressurised and fast based kitchen environment with lots of passion to succeed.



  • Competitive Salary depending on experience
  • Employee Pension
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lunch and uniform provided
  • No evening work



The Role:

  • Assisting the head chef within a very busy kitchen
  • Food preparation
  • Cooking under supervision
  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene
  • Preparing the ingredients
  • Measuring dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately
  • Dealing with deliveries and stock rotation
  • Helping to develop new dishes alongside senior chef
  • Ensuring all dishes that leave the kitchen do so to the highest quality       




  • Hospitality & Catering diploma
  • Qualification in a relevant subject is desirable
  • Any health & safety and food hygiene courses
  • Organised and able to multi-task
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Maintain high level of cleanliness.
  • Due to the location of the café your own transport is required


The working hours are from 10-6pm during high season (Apr-Oct) and 8-4pm during low season (Nov-Mar) and include regular weekend shifts and bank holidays. The café is open 7 days a week (except 24 & 25 December).