Sous Chef – Daytime Hours

A national and regional award-winning business

A reputation for quality local produce

Passionate about delivering an exceptional customer experience

Committed to development

About Us

We are committed to developing a team who share our vision and values, enjoy what they do and support us in taking our business forward. We are looking for individuals who can consistently deliver our promise to our customers from producing great local produce in our production teams to ‘going the extra mile’ in a customer facing role.

Our promise to you is that we will offer the training you need to be great at what you do – and will support you in developing your skills whatever your aspirations.

We offer generous staff discount across the site, your share of tips received and free parking.

Here at The Barn Café, from our Chefs to our Front of House Team, we all bring our expertise to deliver an exceptional guest experience as a team

The Barn Café is open 7 days a week serving breakfasts, lunches, delicious homemade cakes and desserts, afternoon tea, and more ….all prepared with local fresh and seasonal ingredients by our team of Chefs under Executive Chef Anton Scoones. The Barn has capacity for 140 people inside which approximately doubles with outside seating.

We are now looking for a SOUS CHEF – this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the Blacker Hall Farm team taking our business forward.


Reporting to the Executive Chef and working closely with the Management Team you will be fully accountable for creating and delivering a menu that helps us to achieve our Mission.

This is a full time position working 5 days over 7 – day time hours


  • Are an experienced Chef who can demonstrate the ability to deliver to the customer through leading and motivating the team in the Head Chef’s absence
  • Are committed to what we do here at Blacker Hall Farm with a passion for creating fresh, local, and seasonal dishes and for sharing your knowledge with the wider team
  • Have the ability to produce food in large quantities to a consistently high standard
  • Have an eye for detail and great presentation skills
  • Can demonstrate an understanding of the challenges that this environment offers and the work ethic to meet those challenges
  • Have proven experience of HACCP systems and a recognised Food Safety qualification with a real commitment to ensuring we consistently maintain the highest standards

What should you do now?

Excited by the opportunity? Send us your CV with a letter telling us why you want to join us, and what you can bring to our team – email to or post to Blacker Hall Farm, Branch Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield WF4 3DN – or download an application form here

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