Careers at Hinnies

We are looking to recruit the following members of staff to work at Hinnies, our award-winning restaurant on the seafront in Whitley Bay.

Hinnies is a relaxed, warm and friendly neighbourhood restaurant serving comfort food we all like to eat - i.e. rustic and hearty Geordie-influenced classics made properly from scratch using local and seasonal produce to give a real taste of our beloved North East.

Chef de Partie
You must have great organisation skills and the ability to work well under pressure. Good knowledge of food, butchery and filleting is essential to this role.
Most of your time will be spent preparing, cooking and presenting food.
You must ensure that you staff follow the procedures agreed verbally and detailed in the Staff Handbook concerning Food Safety and Hygiene and ensure the Company conforms to all relevant legislation.
You are responsible for ensuring excellent levels of guest service by: good preparation, maintenance and cleaning of the operation; effective communication between at all levels; and good team work.
All roles require at least one year’s relevant experience, a friendly personality, excellent customer care skills and fine attention to detail.

Sous Chef

We are looking for someone with excellent culinary skills, creativity and passion with the ability to lead, manage and inspire a team. Successful candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter, a problem solver and a natural communicator who is focused, career-minded and driven.

The sous chef will work closely with the Head Chef and will be responsible for:
- Driving the kitchen forward towards obtaining accolades and winning awards
- Compliance with Food Hygiene, HACCP and Health & Safety regulations
- The maintenance of consistency of taste and presentation of food.
- Working alongside the Head chef to produce creative, original dishes for the seasonal changing menu
- Working to set budgets for both food purchases and wages
- Championing and upholding the company values and ethos
- Maintaining equipment and the working environment to ensure operational excellence

The ideal candidate will be:
- Bright, confident and enthusiastic
- A strong character that can maintain effective communication with a diverse team
- Absolute focus on detail, consistency and perfection
- Understands the importance of team development and development of individuals
- Unflappable and able to work effectively under pressure
- Ambitious and eager to progress
- Experienced in fine dining and to a rosette standard.

Must haves:
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Creativity with – and passion for – seasonal British ingredients
- Extensive Modern and Traditional European cooking experience
- Able to quickly gain an understanding of specific business functions and take ownership of the resulting tasks
- A sound financial understanding of all aspects of running a busy kitchen

If these roles interest you, please send us your CV and a cover letter stating why you’re perfect for the job to Please feel free to include any other information or documents to support your application.