As a long-established, family-run business with a history of exceptional quality and high standard, we are continually looking for enthusiastic employees with a passion for food, drink and service.

We are always interested in hearing from people keen to join our company, with an exciting year ahead we would love to hear from you. If you are an experienced  Manager, Assistant Manager, Head Chef, Sous Chef email a copy of your CV and covering letter to




We are looking for hard working dedicated individuals to work in the following roles:


CDPs & Commis Chefs

We have several Chef de Parties / Commis Chef positions available throughout the company. It is essential that the Chef de Partie has creative skills matched to an outgoing personality allowing them to make the most of our locally sourced, fresh ingredients. You will be able to produce food of a high standard, and be confident in all aspects of food preparation and service. You are required to have the willingness to learn from more experienced chefs as well as passing on knowledge to junior members of the team.


Other essential requirements of the Chef de Partie & Commis Chef:


  • Previous experience in a busy restaurant environment
  • Experience working with fresh food
  • Up to date food hygiene and NVQ certificates
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Driven and self-motivated

to apply, please forward a copy of your CV to

Assistant Managers/Trainee Assistant Managers

SJF are looking to recruit our next generation of management at Assistant and Trainee Assistant level. If you have a passion for hospitality and a desire to progress to Management level we would like to hear from you. Please email your CV to to register your interest.

Waiting Staff

Locations: Cafe Royal

Cafe Royal in Newcastle is a stylish Cafe Bistro with a reputation for excellent food and even better service. We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals who thrive working in a fast-paced, bustling environment and have a passion for delivering impeccable customer service at all times. Full and part time positions are available.

If you would like to apply please email your CV to