Our Chefs

You're the heart of our business - everything we do - starts with you! You might be behind the scenes working in our kitchens but you'll still feel like a central part of our 14000 strong family. Our kitchen teams are hard-working and fun. There's a culture of team spirit and pride you won't find anywhere else.

Our kitchen teams are hard-working, fun / banter, and there's a culture of team spirit and pride you won't find anywhere else.

You're one of the main ingredients in our success, so we support you with industry-leading training and inductions both in your own Restaurant and our 3 National Kitchen Skills Academies, with lots of recognition and incentives too. There are career opportunities not just in our 6 Restaurant brands but across our wider Whitbread family in Premier Inn and Costa too.

Delivering your dishes with guidance and process, you’re not just part of your Restaurant team but part of our national food family – working together to make sure our food’s served up just right, on time, every time. From a succulent steak in a Beefeater, to traditional pub food in Brewers Fayre; you’re the reason our food is prepared and presented perfectly – every time

How to Apply

To apply to work for Whitbread Restaurants as a Kitchen Team Member or Chef click the apply button at the top of this page or on the nationwide job advert on the right under “Featured Jobs”.

You will be required to complete an online application form telling us which Restaurant you want to work in, as well as your preferred Days, Hours & Shifts.

You will then be entered into our candidate database which our Managers use when recruiting staff for their Restaurant.  If a vacancy currently exists in your area OR when a vacancy becomes available you will be contacted directly by one of our management team.


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We always come to work feeling positive and energetic and start our day talking about our food and our guests. This makes sure we deliver picture-perfect dishes that really goes beyond our guests expectations every time; whether that be breakfast for our early morning guests or a succulent steak for our guests throughout the day.

We have a genuine passion for our food and take pride in serving beyond expectations, cooked perfectly to every single guest. We start with ensuring the ingredients we receive are of the very best quality, stored at the correct temperature to keep it fresh - right through to that very last touch of presentation on the plate we serve to our guests.

There is a real ‘buzz’ about working in our kitchens, a strong sense of teamwork that ensures that every shift is well prepared and that our kitchens are clean, safe with all our legal record keeping documentation completed. Every minute of every day we focus on the food to make sure our guests love their experience with us.

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The best development & training

From day 1 we’re right beside you every step of the way. You will receive a ‘Best Welcome’ that will quickly get you up to speed and fully operational in our business. Your in-restaurant trainer will help organise your training to ensure it’s the most stress free experience and you will also be assigned a ‘buddy’ to help you settle in and become a part of the family.

Our industry leading training and easy to follow in house training skills matrix designed especially for kitchen team members will ensure you know your role and start contributing to our success before you know it.

We love to promote from within so once you have established yourself there are loads of development and training opportunities available - your future is in your hands.

Whether that be a course from our e-learning library, one of our many off site workshops like Essential Employment Policy or our wonderful ‘Progressing into...’ programmes where we invest between 6-9 months worth of time in your development & assisting you with your career progression. It’s clear to see your career never has to stand still with us.

Our reward & recognition culture is built on fair pay across all our brands. Daily opportunities for incentives & recognition also make it a really fun place to be!
We always want to shout about our food heroes – our Chefs. For starters, we run an annual Kitchens of Excellence programme in every Restaurant, with £1000’s paid out annually to every kitchen who hits the mark on their Chef skill levels, standards and guest feedback. Winning kitchens also take part in our Kitchen of the Year competition, battling it out in regional and brand heats before taking home the coveted title and prizes.
In your own Restaurant, your General Manager takes recognition seriously with regular celebrations and ways to give each other a pat on the back, and we have loads of ways to connect you socially across the UK, so you can share stories of the great things you’ve served up with Chefs far and wide.
Benefits-wise – we’re proud to offer My Rewards – a re-loadable voucher card for every team member that we load all your recognition and incentives winnings onto. What’s more, you can use the card in any retailer that accepts VISA or Mastercard - in-store or online. As a final bonus, we’ve partnered with over 30 retailers from Asda to Topshop to Toys R Us, who will also pay cashback when you spend your rewards with them!
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