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A finalist in the Taste of York Tourism Awards, Plush Café is an eclectic café and boutique store located on Stonegate. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic chef to join our Kitchen Team. The right candidate will be creative, professional, consistent & work to a high standard.

About Plush Café:

We are a family-owned, independent business. Plush has three themed rooms and aims to provide customers with an exciting experience rather just a coffee and cake!

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Preparing, cooking & assembling dishes, & ensuring they go out on time

  • Overseeing the day to day running of the kitchen alongside the other chefs

  • Employing food safety best practices

  • Ensuring hygiene & cleanliness in the kitchen

  • Being responsible for quality control & kitchen health & safety

  • Following, maintaining, updating & writing appropriate procedures

  • Having an input into menu design & experimenting with new dishes

  • Efficient communication with waiting & barista teams

  • Ensuring all dishes & utensils are washed, dried and polished ready for service

  • Providing great customer service when necessary

  • Quality checking of stock, ensuring that all stock is dated & rotated

  • Working shifts as required, including weekends (approx. 35-40 hours/week)

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Friendly & hardworking

  • Able to handle working in a busy environment

  • Able to work well in a team & on own initiative

  • Good written & verbal communication skills

  • Ability to adapt to change & take on different tasks as & when required.

Preferred but not Essential:

  • Minimum 2 years in a similar role

  • Food hygiene certificate.


  • Optional pension plan with 3% pension contribution from us

  • Get paid every 2 weeks

  • Free meal on shift

  • 25% staff discount throughout the cafe & retail store

  • 28 days paid holiday

  • Lots of development opportunities, career progression & a chance to grow with an up & coming company

  • New friends, not just coworkers. Plush Cafe is a fun, friendly & exciting place to work!

  • Staff recognition & incentives.

With plans to expand, we are looking for employees who can grow & develop with us!

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an exciting and completely unique business in an ideal city-centre location.

Salary: Up to £13/hr dependent upon experience

Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

To apply please email your CV, with a cover letter explaining why you feel you are a good fit for the job to

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