Food For Friends, Brighton

Working at Food for Friends

We are always on the hunt for new talent and fresh ideas, whether on the floor or in the kitchen. In return we provide great training and opportunities for progression in an award winning restaurant in the beautiful Brighton Lanes.

If you’d like to be part of our adventure then please email a CV and covering letter to

Current vacancies:


Head Chef 


Award winning Food for Friends vegetarian restaurant based in Brighton’s Lanes is looking for a new Head Chef.

You will be an experienced Head Chef with excellent references and a solid track record who is used to working in a high volume and quality environment, which is not only busy but makes everything fresh on site. Although not essential, you will have an interest or experience in cooking vegetarian meals and other special dietary requirements in a commercial kitchen. You will be used to managing a team of at least 6-8 chefs as well as hitting targets and controlling costs. You will be a friendly but an organised person and be able to lead your kitchen and enjoy the buzz of a busy service. You will be expected to be creative using seasonal produce to define the ‘a la carte’ and ‘specials’ menus.

The restaurant is able to offer:

– An initial basic package of £40,000.00 reviewed annually
– a performance related bonus
– Private medical family scheme after 1 year service

The role will be working five out of seven days and a mixture of split and straight shifts and you will get the normal 28 days annual leave.


Food Ordering and costings:
Ordering food and supplies and ensures items are available on a timely basis
Complete all purchasing and inventory records within guidelines
Maintains inventory controls
Manages/controls food costs and kitchen staffing costs
Have competent computer skills including using word/spreadsheets

Food Production and Presentation:
Accurately forecasts food production needs
Develops quality standards for food quality and presentation
Coordinates activities of chefs and other kitchen personnel engaged in preparing and cooking foods
Develops and standardizes production recipes to ensure consistent quality
Checks food quality, presentation, and portion control before meals
Ensures maintenance of kitchen equipment

Menu Planning:
Develops seasonal menus and revises as necessary
Develops catering menu and customizes menu as necessary

Health and Hygiene:
Maintains a clean, hygienic and safe environment for all employees
Adheres to all Food Hygiene and Health and Safety Legislation

Serves as a role model for employees through teamwork support, attention to detail, quality control, and interactions with guests and team members
Supervises and motivates all kitchen staff
Trains all kitchen staff
Evaluates employee performance

If you are interested in the role and think that this position might be right for you then please forward your up-to-date C.V. and covering letter to