The River Café requires full time Pastry Chef de Partie


The River Café requires full time Pastry Chef de Partie
The River Cafe

Job description

The River Café is looking for a new full time Pastry Chef de Partie (5 shifts/40 hours). This person will be working with our team of 4 junior pastry chefs whilst reporting to the Head Pastry Chef. You’ll need to be able to run shifts (service and production), be responsible for stock management and rotation, staff training & event planning. We have an online shop platform too so you’ll need to manage those orders alongside everything else. At Christmas we produce high quality products for our annual gift boxes dealing in large volumes and maintaining the best standards. We are a small but mighty team!


You'll be joining us at the most exciting time the beginning of summer. When the sun is shining  our terrace opens up and we get to use the best variety of ingredients around! The work is varied, fun and rewarding. Restaurant service is just one small part of our operation. Our shifts have very reasonable hours (08:00-16:30 or 15:00-23:30). We are closed Sunday nights and we also get time off between Christmas and New Year’s. 


Job requirements

You need to be:

- hard working

- confident

- creative

- passionate about Italian food/desserts

- a good listener

- able to work well under pressure

- a team player

- have prior experience in this role or extensive experience working in restaurants


Estimated weekly hours



Work Perks

Flexible rota, 28 days holiday, staff meals and coffee/tea included, yearly supplier trips to Italy, subsidised chef shoes, work uniform, staff discount on restaurant meals and shop orders, cycle to work scheme, birthday cake, time off between Christmas & New Years. 


Estimated Salary 

£27,000 (minimum) 


About The River Cafe

Who are we?

The River Cafe is a 1 Michelin starred Italian restaurant based in Hammersmith, London. It was founded in 1987 by Lady Ruth Rogers & Rose Gray. This iconic restaurant has trained the likes of Jamie Oliver, Theo Randall and more recently Anna Tobias (Cafe Deco) and Anna Higham to name but a few. The River Cafe is famous for its uncomplicated, seasonal and delicious food.

What do we do?

The restaurant is open 7 days a week (closed Sunday evenings). The online shop operates on site, open 6 days a week, delivering locally and nationally. Two private dining spaces are available for events, plus there is the opportunity to do off-site events too. At Christmas we sell luxury gift boxes with homemade baked goods all made in our Pastry Kitchen. 

Why do we exist?

The River Cafe is a culinary institution that stands for championing regional Italian produce. The menu is written before service every day, taking into account the day, the weather, the team, and what produce is best that day insuring guests have the best meal possible. The Pastry Kitchen is a fairly new part of the full River Cafe operation. Started three years ago, we champion the best ingredients, ensuring our chocolate, vanilla, flour and nuts are all sustainably sourced. 


If anyone is interested, my contact details are: 

Annabella Tubbs

Head Pastry Chef

Qualifications Requested
prior experience in this role or extensive experience working in restaurants
Annabella Tubbs, Head Pastry Chef
Salary expectation
£27,000 (minimum) 
Starting Date
May 25, 2022

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