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Join our kitchen team

Do you love working in a busy kitchen, are passionate about delivering high quality food and relish the opportunity of developing your career?

Kitchen Manager - The Dock, Cardiff Bay

The Dock Bar & Kitchen - South Wales - Full Time

The Dock is an iconic Cardiff Bay site and a Brains Flagship business. Majoring on a modern, eclectic, food driven offer upstairs and a lively bar atmosphere with a casual food offer downstairs it can be versatile to all groups. 

We are looking for a person who can deliver fantastic food quality and timings whilst supporting and working alongside the team and management. We will require you to deliver food stock management controls to target and recruit, train and retain a kitchen team.

Seasonality will be a part of the business as we are located in the heart of Cardiff Bay and experience of this is desirable. High volume delivery and experience is essential.


Great Chef MEETS Inspirational Leader

What we’re looking for:

Our pubs and restaurants are all different. But they have one thing in common and that’s always delivering the best service and food to our guests. Our Kitchen Managers are key to this. We’re looking for both passion and experience. Our Kitchen Managers know how to cook and also how to train, coach and get the best from their teams.

We want someone who has experience of working in a busy kitchen and everything this brings with it. You’ll need to be able to lead from the front, inspiring your teams to deliver our promise to our customers.

As part of your role within the management team you will create and develop great relationships with the General Manager and Front of House team. At Brains every person in our business is equally important.  You’ll enjoy the responsibility this brings. It goes without saying how important food hygiene and safety are to our business. Our Kitchen Managers live and breathe this to make sure our customer experience is the very best possible day and night. You should be commercial and thrive on delivering great GP margins.

Lots of time is taken to perfect our recipes and to locally source our ingredients which take pride of place on our menus.  We need our Kitchen Managers to ensure every plate leaving their kitchen meets our high standards. You’ll show just how much pride and care has gone into it.

In return for their hard work, leadership and highest standards, our Kitchen Managers can expect a full and exciting career with us. From a purpose built induction plan to structured training and development which shows how much we want you to succeed in your own kitchen and develop your career.  Along with a competitive salary you will also be part of an annual bonus scheme.  Plus get discount throughout our managed houses, contribution pension scheme and 28 days holiday.

Does this sound like you? We know we’re asking for a lot and we make no excuses for it. We want our Kitchen Managers to be the best there is.  If you’re up for the challenge and relish the opportunity to grow your career we genuinely would love to hear from you.

£25,000 - £30,000

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