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Kitchen Team

“I began my career with Shepherd Neame as a kitchen porter seven and a half years ago, and was promoted to chef three years ago. The company supported me in completing an NVQ in catering at college, and I also received extensive in-house training. I really enjoy my job, and my ambition is to become a head chef.”

Oli, Chef, Royal Albion, Broadstairs


We have more than 300 pubs, inns and hotels across the South East, and employ around 1,500 staff across our estate, along with more than 270 employees at our head office and brewery. 

We know that our committed and passionate team is vital to our success, and we are always looking for talented staff to join us.

Together with a great range of employee benefits, we also offer a range of in-house development programmes, to support and inspire you to achieve your goals. 


Are you passionate about food? We want to develop new talent and create the chefs of the future, which is why we have teamed up with Umbrella Training to create our bespoke apprenticeship programme. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to earn as you learn the skills necessary to succeed in the exciting, fast-paced environment of the hospitality industry.

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We currently employ around 1,500 staff across our retail estate, which comprises more than 70 busy outlets across London and the South East, serving over a million meals each year. Our ever growing portfolio ranges from characterful pubs in London’s West End and The City, to large seafront hotels in Kent, with a diverse range of sites in between. During the past year we have invested £4.5 million to improve the look and feel of our retail estate, and continue to identify and introduce initiatives to develop our offer and enhance the customer experience. This recently included appointing five head chefs to act as mentors in our retail estate, which has been a huge success.

We are looking for new chefs and kitchen staff to join us. You will be a great team-player who is passionate about food, and enjoys the excitement of working in a pressured, fast-paced environment to create a menu of delicious, well-presented dishes.

In return, we offer great employee benefits, including competitive salaries, a share incentive plan and staff discount scheme.  And whatever your ambition, we will provide the training and development to support and inspire you to achieve your goals.

Chefs and kitchen team

Chefs and kitchen team


“I had some chef experience when I joined Shepherd Neame, but during my time with the company I have been given the training and support to develop my skills, and move nearer my goal of becoming a head chef.”
Chris, Chef at the Marine Hotel, Whitstable


If you would like any more information, chat to our Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01795 542132 or email