Kitchen Porter (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  St Petroc's Bistro

  Padstow, England

Full Job Description

  • Pay - £9.60 per hour (£19,968 per year for a fulltime role) £9.30 for under 18s
  • Plus an extra potential up to £520 per month in tips* (average based on 40 hour week in September)
  • Flexible shifts with part and full time options
  • A top 100 Best Company to work for


We are looking for an enthusiastic Kitchen Porter to join our friendly kitchen team at our St Petroc's Bistro in Padstow, Cornwall.

We see ourselves as being in the 'cheering up industry' trying to make people smile with great food, drink and experiences.

Under the leadership of legendary head chef Mark o'Hagan, you'll be helping the team, using the very best, locally sourced ingredients to prepare Rick's famous seafood dishes inspired by his travels around the world.

What you’ll be getting up to

  • Providing essential support to the kitchen team
  • Making sure both kitchen & front of house have everything they need
  • Keeping the area clean & clear
  • Basic food preparation
  • Working as a team to provide excellent service


Grow your career with us

We're not just passionate about food, we're passionate about developing our people too. Most of our Head Chefs have worked their way up through the chef ranks from kitchen porter so they know exactly how to support and develop your chef career with us. 75% of our managers have been promoted from within and we want to help you fulfil your potential. We'll invest in you with:


  • Craft skills and training (wine and food tastings, supplier visits) to develop your knowledge and confidence
  • Opportunities to move between parts of our business
  • Encouragement to apply for bigger roles when the time is right
  • Regular encouragement and support from your manager



  • Flexible shifts. Family time and work/life balance is important to us, we'll work with you to find the shifts that work for your lifestyle, and full time employees can request to work a four-day week.
  • Brilliant tips. On top of your salary you'll earn tips and these are paid weekly into your bank, aren't subject to ni deductions and you'll even get tips when you're on holiday!
  • Staff discounts. You'll get 50% off in our restaurants, 20% in our shops and online and discounted hotel stays and cookery courses.
  • Free meal for two. After one year with us, you'll get a complimentary 3 course meal for two people in one of our restaurants every year.
  • Social events. You'll get the chance to meet Rick and the family at fun social events and parties.
  • Plenty of food. We provide great quality meals whilst on duty, the chance to taste all our dishes as well drinks and snacks whilst you're on a break.
  • Staff surprises. We like to make you smile, so there'll be little treats from us throughout the year. We've recently given all our staff a £25 voucher and a free Stein's at home 3 course meal box to enjoy at home.
  • Holiday. You'll get 28 days paid holiday every year which starts to increase after 2 years


Our story

Rick and Jill Stein started our family run business back in 1975, and today we employ over 6oo happy staff. The business has grown from the first flagship seafood restaurant in Padstow to 10 restaurants across the south of England, plus hotel rooms, cookery school, shops and an online shop. Rick and Jill are still heavily involved in the business, as are their three sons Ed, Jack and Charlie.


Good to know...

  • Parking – there is plenty of free parking available in Padstow.
  • Travel to work – Padstow is on the bus route from Bodmin, Wadebridge and Newquay with regular buses throughout the day.
  • You can cycle safely to work from Bodmin and Wadebridge to Padstow along the camel trail.
  • Uniform- we provide our kitchen teams with chef whites.

How To Apply

Please apply with your updated resume.

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