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.

Sous Chef

Hinnies is looking for an experienced dynamic sous chef to support the head chef and the brigade at our award winning restaurant.

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

Whilst relevant experience is undoubtedly essential for this position, we are looking for someone with the intelligence, intuition and motivation to excel at the role; constantly wanting to better themselves and over deliver. Relevant training and a thorough company induction will be provided, but we will only consider candidates who have the skills and characteristics listed above.

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.

Part time Kitchen porter
As Kitchen Porter you will be assisting in the up-keep and cleaning of the kitchen.
Main duties include:
Ensure basic cleaning jobs are carried out as quickly as possible.
Collect and wash up pots and pans.
Clean food preparation areas and equipment, in addition to crockery and cutlery.
Keep work surfaces, walls and floors clean and sanitised.
Basic food preparation
The successful candidate will be a hard-working individual who has a passion for cleanliness and someone who excels in a team-work environment.
Staff are the core of our business and our most valued asset. We look for people with a positive attitude, friendly personality and a genuine passion for delivering exceptional customer service. In return, we offer plenty of training, lots of opportunities to show initiative and a friendly team-work atmosphere.

If these role 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.