Junior Chef at Farm to Fork Restaurant in Strandhill, Co. Sligo

Honestly Farm Kitchen, Strandhill

Junior Chef at Farm to Fork Restaurant in Strandhill, Co. Sligo
Honestly Farm Kitchens



Work for a busy & unique farm to plate, organic burger grill, cafe and farm shop. Cook and prepare market garden produce and organic, pedigree, Dexter beef from our organic farm (Drumanilra Organic Farm) just a short drive away. Be part of our mission to make real, sustainable food, accessible to all!

Are you a Chef looking for an opportunity to showcase your skills in a busy kitchen? Are you excited about working with the freshest of organic ingredients, knowing the source and having access to the farm of origin (our own organic farm)? Honestly Farm Kitchen in Strandhill, Co. Sligo practices "farm to plate" at its best.

We are now seeking a junior Chef to join our team. Located in the beautiful seaside village of Strandhill on the Wild Atlantic Way, our restaurant offers simple, tasty, food with made with great ingredients.

You will play a crucial role in our kitchen operations, working with our team to ensure successful delivery of our menu.

The Role:

Full and Part-Time Considered for Monday to Sunday shifts. Up to 40 hours per week over flexible 4-5 days.

We want someone to join our team of experienced chefs as a Junior Chef. With training, you will support the kitchen team in the following tasks:

· Prepare, cook and present dishes according to our SOPs and recipes and ensuring the highest standards of food preparation in the kitchen.

· Monitor portion and waste control to maintain profit margins

· Ensure food preparation according to our Prep Lists.

· Ensure scheduled cleaning tasks are carried out to the highest standards.

· Use our Kelsius system to maintain HACCP records

· Assist with the ordering and close management of stock.

· Ensure all Health and Safety procedures are implemented and continually adhered to

· Be part of the team including our Kitchen Manager and Head of Food that develops our periodic menu cycles.


· Report to Kitchen Manager

· Be flexible in your working schedule.

The Person:

You will be someone who: -

· Holds a food related qualification - essential to the role

· Can lift heavy items

· Is an excellent team player

· Works well in a fast-paced environment

· Demonstrates an interest in sustainable food practices and great tasting food

· Possesses excellent communication & multitasking skills

· Is able to work holidays and weekends

You should apply if: -

· You are a junior Chef with at least 2 years’ experience who enjoys the challenges of working in a busy kitchen.

· You are excited about working with organic food advocating a farm to table philosophy.

· You want to be a part of a team who prioritise the customer experience and support each other to be the best.


On-farm, subsidised, rental accommodation in lakeside cottage, is optional for applicants who have their own transport and wish to commute to the restaurant (approx 40 minutes). Lake frontage and use of kayaks/fishing boat etc.

Statutory sick pay

Statutory Annual Leave and Public Holiday Pay with incremental increases in leave entitlement after 3 years service

Employee Assistance Scheme provided by Laya Health Care

Bike to work scheme

10% staff discount scheme for yourself and accompanying family members when you eat in our restaurants or shop in the Farm Shops.

Certified statutory trainings including Food Safety, Manual Handling, Basic Fire Safety.

A work Microsoft Account (Teams, MSOffice etc.)

Staff Meals

On-going training and career development opportunities.

Paid Volunteer Day after 1 Year's service.

You can read more about our benefits and the benefits we plan to introduce as the business grows at the link below:

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: From €15.00 per hour

Expected hours: 20 – 40 per week


  • Bike to work scheme
  • Company events
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Food allowance
  • On-site parking
  • Relocation assistance
  • Sick pay
  • Store discount

Supplemental pay types:

  • Tips


  • Chef: 2 years (required)


  • English (required)

Work authorisation:

  • Ireland (required)

Work Location: In person

Expected start date: 13/05/2024

Qualifications Requested
Culinary Arts qualification or similar. 1-2 years kitchen experience.
Justina Gavin
Salary expectation
From €15 per hour depending one experience
Starting Date
May 4, 2024

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