Isle of Wight Council

Chefs All Levels - Smoking Lobster

Job Posted: 21 March 2024

Location: Ventnor Drunken Lobster & Ventnor Smoking Lobster 

Work at the Island’s Best Restaurant for 2021 and 2022, on the beautiful Ventnor seafront, or Drunken Lobster in Ventnor town. Smoking Lobster is a first-class seafood restaurant, serving delicious dishes which celebrate local produce, through a Pan-Asian lens.

Featuring in Ainsley Harriott and Grace Dent’s “Best of Britain by the Sea”, Smoking Lobster’s lobster was declared the “Best Lobster I’ve ever had” by food critic Grace.

Smoking Lobster is looking for ambitious chefs who are keen to work with and learn from the best chefs on the island, and help drive forward their excellent standards, bringing their authentic offering to locals and tourists alike.

Why join Smoking Lobster

  • Above average pay, with tips
  • Salaried roles or hourly paid seasonal options available
  • Strong work/life balance - 4 days on, 3 days off for full time candidates 
  • Genuine career progression, with both Head Chef’s coming from within
  • The chance to work within the team that helped make Smoking Lobster the Island’s Best Restaurant for 2021 and 2022!
  • Consistent ongoing training
  • Apprenticeships for keen budding chefs looking to step in to the kitchen, we can get you enrolled in a course and help you get your career started
  • The chance to create and develop your own dishes for the specials board, and put your mark on a successful and growing restaurant
  • Relocation assistance can be provided – move to the island, or spend a summer working here!

Your day-to-day:

  • Assisting the Head Chef in providing the highest standard of cooking and service in all areas
  • Cooking to spec, adhering to all menus and portion control, and recording wastage
  • Taking deliveries, storing food items, and completing temperature checks

We are keen to hear from chefs at any level of their career, who wish to join an award-winning team.

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Smoking Lobster

Contemporary Bar & Restaurant, serving local island produce and seafood, reimagined through a Pan-Asian lens.

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