The Fat Duck is a three Michelin star restaurant and our standards are correspondingly high. We have an exceptional reputation and work here is precise, skilful and demanding – sometimes even a little obsessive. It is also stimulating, creative, enjoyable and fun. The Fat Duck experience is not quite a story but more of a journey, one that begins the moment our guests have booked their seat. It is based on Heston Blumenthal’s favourite nostalgic moments, full of adventure, curiosity, discovery and playfulness. Naturally the people we recruit need to have experience relevant to the job, but equally important to us is your passion, energy and determination.
Head Development Chef
Head Pastry Chef
Junior Sous Chef
Chef de Partie
Chef de Partie – Pastry
Storyteller – Chef de Rang (part time and full time available)
We are always looking for talented and passionate people to join our team.
If you’re looking for a fast-paced, creative and fun environment we would love to hear from you. Even if we don’t have a position available right away, we can keep you in mind for future openings.
Please email your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch.
We look forward to hearing from you!
We also offer stage placements at The Fat Duck.
All applicants must hold the right to work in the UK to be considered.
Should you be interested and wish to apply for a stage position please send your CV and a covering letter to email@example.com
Working at The Fat Duck provides an inimitable experience for passionate and skilled chefs and front of house staff. Development is always encouraged, and everyone is an integral member of the team to make every visit the absolute best it can be for our guests.
Edward Cooke, Executive Head Chef
I joined the business in 2005 when I was just 24 years old, not only have I grown here professionally but also personally. Back then I was the only woman in the front of house team; today we have lots of incredible women in the team, which is amazing to see! From the moment I joined it was very clear that The Fat Duck support all of the employees, when you join you become part of The Fat Duck family. I started my family in Bray and as a single parent it wouldn’t be possible without the support I receive to continue my career and be a mum! 18 years later I am so proud to be apart of this amazing team. There are so many opportunities for growth and development!
Fanny Houlette, Deputy Restaurant Manager
I joined the Fat Duck in 2011 as a Junior Waitress with the intention to join the Sommelier team. My career began to progress when I was promoted to a Waitress. I learnt the importance of attention to detail in the service and given the opportunity to discover the world of tea and coffee. I joined the Sommelier team a few years later, where I enhanced my skills in wine and drink knowledge extensively.
In 2018, I was offered the Head Sommelier position which was a dream. It was a very challenging phase of my career, however I had all the necessary support from my superiors and colleagues to enable me achieve my goal.
The Fat Duck is like a family to the staff; a positive working environment where people come first, a place where challenges become opportunities which brings out the best in each other and where dreams are achievable.
The Fat Duck is not just a restaurant, for me it is a fairy tale…it is an experience…
Melania Bellesini, Head Sommelier