The Coffee Machine

Are you intrigued or even enthused by the prospect of working with our happy ensemble to bring THE FIND coffee house to life in its home town of Cheltenham?

If so, we are seeking persons who will share our aspiration to provide customers with delicious, authentic, locally-produced food, the finest artisan teas and coffees, and the very highest standards of amiable service.

You will be working in an environment that unites classic Regency elegance with the best in contemporary design and facilities. We take great pride in keeping THE FIND fresh and entertaining, and in making every customer feel welcome and at home.

Whilst proven skills are essential, we are, above all, looking for people with genuine passion to create a truly remarkable coffee house experience that will continue to delight our discerning patrons.

What positions are available at any point obviously varies depending on our current needs, but typically we are always interested in hearing from great people interested in the following roles:-

  • Front of Team Members, Team Leaders and Supervisors
  • Chefs
  • Kitchen Assistants

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Head Chef

Could you be our extraordinary Head Chef?

We will offer…

  • £32,000 to £37,000, negotiable depending on experience
  • Bonus based on achieving targets / objectives
  • Excellent work-life balance with flexible hours in a largely daytime café
  • Working 5 days per week, with 2 days off and no split shifts
  • 45-50 hours per week
  • 28 days holiday (increases with service), including Christmas Day & Boxing Day
  • Free meals on shift and 30% discount at other times
  • Pension scheme contributions
  • Training and development to enhance your career
  • Genuine opportunity to shape a young business
  • Uniform provided

About the job…

The Find opened just over 4 years ago and has already become one of Cheltenham’s most popular brunch and café destinations.  With a fierce passion for authentic local produce, sustainability and quality, we want someone that can showcase the very best of The Cotswolds. With each & every plate beautifully presented.  What must always set The Find apart from other cafes is that every customer can see how much every member of staff cares about their experience.

We are open 7 days a week, primarily offering an all day brunch and lunch menu, but also with a strong reputation for incredible coffee, cakes and home baked produce.  We do cater for private events, including some evening dining especially around Christmas, but we are largely a daytime business.

With our strongly independent ethos, this role offers a unique opportunity for a head chef that truly cares about what they can create for customers, and in an environment where they will be valued, appreciated and developed.

We are seeking a head chef who can help us shape the menus and the business offering, to ensure that we continue to surprise and delight our discerning customers. Someone that wants to work in a supportive and collaborative environment, building and leading a great team that can consistently produce fabulous food in a fast-paced environment.

Experience of running a busy kitchen is required, whether as a head chef or an experienced sous chef.  Good commercial awareness and an understanding of costings and margins is also important, as is the ability to implement the processes & procedures necessary to ensure the highest standards of food safety. 

We are looking for someone who…

  • has experience leading a team in a fast-paced kitchen
  • lives and breathes superb food and service
  • cares passionately about everything they create
  • has a track record of making a real difference and achieving results
  • has a strong understanding of food safety procedures (ideally Level 3),
  • has a strong understanding of health & safety procedures
  • is comfortable controlling gross margins and managing staff cost budgets
  • wants to build a strong team around them and develop a pipeline of talent
  • is ambitious for the success of the business
  • works closely, supportively and communicatively with all areas of the business
  • can be a public face of The Find

You will…

  • be responsible for all the kitchen operation, ensuring consistent delivery of the highest standards of food quality and customer experience, in a pressured working environment.
  • implement processes and clear procedures to ensure quality and consistency, and that all food is served in a timely manner
  • develop menus and supplier relationships to showcase the best of local produce
  • lead, develop and motivate your team so they feel welcome and cared for, and share your passion and knowledge 
  • manage commercial aspects of the kitchen including gross profit, staff costs, stock control and wastage
  • ensure the highest standards of food quality and hygiene are maintained, and compliance with all relevant food safety legislation
  • be responsible for all aspects of kitchen health and safety, equipment maintenance, and compliance with legislation
  • manage and address customer feedback 
  • work alongside your general manager to achieve financial targets
  • ensure your kitchen is always clean and safe

Next steps…

If you feel ready to be truly extraordinary, please apply online with your CV, detailing your experience, skills and suitability.