Jobs

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Due to our latest expansion with the imminent opening of Ham & Friends, we’re looking to fill a number of vacancies across all sites. The available positions are:

Chef – Full-time – Friends of Ham, Leeds
Floor Staff – Friends of Ham, Leeds

Kitchen Staff – Ham & Friends
Sous Chef – Ham & Friends
Waiting Staff – Full-time – Ham & Friends

Chef – Full-time – Leeds

Friends of Ham is an award-winning Bar & Charcuterie in Leeds City Centre. A buzzy Continental-style cafe bar that has recently opened a second venue in Ilkley.

Placing the emphasis on simplicity and quality, Friends of Ham showcases the very finest produce, specialising in charcuterie, cheese, beer and wine made by small artisan producers both locally and from further afield. We pride ourselves on great customer service and friendly, knowledgeable staff.

We are currently looking for a Chef at our Leeds site.

You must:

– Have at least 6 months experience preparing food in a busy restaurant/cafe/bar environment
– Have a love of quality/speciality food and drink
– Be enthusiastic and a have willingness to learn
– Be confident, methodical and organised with the ability to work quickly in a fast paced environment
– Ideally have food hygiene training

All our food is prepared in an open kitchen area meaning there is plenty of opportunity for customer interaction and while there are no cooking facilities as such, we are establishing an excellent reputation for the quality of our food.

The role will include the following:

– Setting up the kitchen, including the different stations
– Prepping for service – ensuring there is the right quantities of everything ready for a busy lunch and dinner service
– Maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen
– Taking deliveries, stock management, rotation and maintaining accurate records
– Preparing customer meals quickly and to a high standard
– Serving customers, recommending dishes and drinks and generally enhancing the customer experience
– Full kitchen close down
– Food safety and hygiene compliance

Friends of Ham is a young company with interesting plans for the future and we actively encourage career progression. If you think you would be interested in joining the team send your CV with covering letter explaining why you are applying for the role to:

jobs@friendsofham.com

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Floor Staff – Leeds

Friends of Ham is an award-winning Bar & Charcuterie in Leeds City Centre. A buzzy Continental-style cafe bar with a second venue in Ilkley.

Placing the emphasis on simplicity and quality, Friends of Ham showcases the very finest produce, specialising in charcuterie, cheese, beer and wine made by small artisan producers both locally and from further afield. We pride ourselves on great customer service and friendly, knowledgeable staff.

We are currently looking for experienced, waiting and bar staff to join the team at our Leeds site. We are looking for people who can demonstrate the following:

– At least 1 years waiting and or bar tending experience in a busy restaurant environment
– A love of quality/speciality food and drink
– Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn
– Confident, methodical, organised with the ability to work quickly in a fast paced environment

An interest in craft beer and good food is essential for this role.

Friends of Ham is a young company with interesting plans for the future and we actively encourage career progression. If you think you would be interested in joining the team send your CV with covering letter explaining why you are applying for the role to:

jobs@friendsofham.com

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The below vacancies are for our new venture, Ham & Friends, opening this Spring.

Kitchen Staff – Ham & Friends

Do you have experience working in a busy kitchen?

Do you love working with the finest ingredients?

From the team behind Friends of Ham, Ham & Friends will bring a restaurant and wine bar as well as a wine shop, food hall and deli to Leeds’ vibrant Northern Quarter. Spread across two floors in the Grand Arcade, it’ll be serving up an ever-changing menu using seasonal and specialist ingredients with the focus being on quality and provenance.

The wine shop and bar will be selling a large range of small production, ethically produced minimal-intervention wines. The food hall and deli promise a walk-in cheese room with loads of choice, and a charcuterie counter complete with meats, breads, fruit and vegetables. There’ll also be an event space where to host an array of wine, beer and food tastings and workshops.

We are currently looking for chefs and food professionals to join our kitchen team.

Duties will include:

– Setting up and closing down the kitchen and prepping for service
– Taking deliveries, stock management, rotation and maintaining accurate records
– Preparing customer meals quickly and to a high and consistent standard
– Menu & Specials development
– Food Safety & Hygiene compliance

You must:

– Have experience working in a busy kitchen
– Excellent cooking skills
– An understanding of produce and ingredients
– The ability to help develop menus that are seasonal, creative and profitable
– Work well in a team
– Have high standards and attention to detail
– Food hygiene qualifications

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with extremely high quality ingredients in a new opening in the heart of Leeds’ vibrant Northern Quarter. A good working relationship with suppliers and an ever-evolving menu provide lots of opportunities for our kitchen team to develop dishes that highlight the quality of our produce.

Ham & Friends is a young company with interesting plans for the future and we actively encourage career progression. If you are interested in joining the team send your CV with covering letter explaining why you think you would be great for the role to:

jobs@hamandfriends.com

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Sous Chef – Ham & Friends

Are you an experienced Chef looking for a new challenge?

Do you love working with the finest ingredients?

From the team behind Friends of Ham, Ham & Friends will bring a restaurant and wine bar as well as a wine shop, food hall and deli to Leeds’ vibrant Northern Quarter. Spread across two floors in the Grand Arcade, it’ll be serving up an ever-changing menu using seasonal and specialist ingredients with the focus being on quality and provenance.

The wine shop and bar will be selling a large range of small production, ethically produced minimal-intervention wines. The food hall and deli promise a walk-in cheese room with loads of choice, and a charcuterie counter complete with meats, breads, fruit and vegetables. There’ll also be an event space where to host an array of wine, beer and food tastings and workshops.

We are currently looking for a Sous Chef to assist the Head Chef.

Are you hands-on and motivated to produce the best?

Have you had experience of developing talent?

Your main responsibilities include:

– Assist the Head Chef with daily operations in the kitchen
– Ensure consistency of produce throughout the kitchen
– Supervise service ensuring standards of food presentation are met and exceeded
– Assist in food purchasing and storage
– Maintain a safe and hygienic kitchen environment
– Assist with the creation of new recipes and write menus
– Help develop the junior chefs
– Run the kitchen in the Head Chef’s absence

Requirements:

– Must have experience of working in a busy high quality kitchen
– A passion for ingredients and their origins and a flair for producing the highest quality dishes
– Must have excellent cooking skills
– An understanding of produce and ingredients
– Work well as part of a team
– Have high standards and attention to detail
– Food hygiene qualifications

Ham & Friends is a young company with interesting plans for the future and we actively encourage career progression. If you are interested in joining the team send your CV with covering letter explaining why you think you would be great for the role to:

jobs@hamandfriends.com

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Waiting Staff – Full-time – Ham & Friends

From the team behind Friends of Ham, Ham & Friends will bring a restaurant and wine bar as well as a wine shop, food hall and deli to Leeds’ vibrant Northern Quarter. Spread across two floors in the Grand Arcade, it’ll be serving up an ever-changing menu using seasonal and specialist ingredients with the focus being on quality and provenance.

The wine shop and bar will be selling a large range of small production, ethically produced minimal-intervention wines. The food hall and deli promise a walk-in cheese room with loads of choice, and a charcuterie counter complete with meats, breads, fruit and vegetables. There’ll also be an event space where to host an array of wine, beer and food tastings and workshops.

We are currently looking for experienced, full-time waiting staff to join the team. We are looking for people who can demonstrate the following:

– At least 1 years waiting experience in a busy restaurant environment
– A love of quality/speciality food and drink
– Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn
– Confident, methodical, organised with the ability to work quickly in a fast paced environment

Ham & Friends is a young company with interesting plans for the future and we actively encourage career progression. If you are interested in joining the team send your CV with covering letter explaining why you think you would be great for the role to:

jobs@hamandfriends.com


Even when we’re not actively recruiting, we’re always happy to hear from enthusiastic and talented individuals. If you think you’d be right for a role with us, email your CV and covering letter to jobs@friendsofham.com.

Venues:

Friends of Ham, Leeds (4-8 New Station Street)
Friends of Ham, Ilkley (8 Wells Road)
Ham & Friends, Leeds (7 Merrion Street)