Work for Blake's

Working for Blake's

We’re a growing food business in the heart of the community we serve, and we are looking to grow our team. Come and join us in sharing our love of all things food, drink and conviviality.

Blake’s Kitchen is a deli, bakery and café in the small Cotswold village of Clanfield. We are passionate about serving great quality food and drink to our customers. We focus on exceptional coffee, fresh in-house made bread & cakes, interesting salads and tasty sandwiches and snacks. We embrace freshness of ingredients, and love to use local artisan suppliers where we can.

Current Opportunities

If you are passionate about food & drink, and enjoying it with people, we would love to hear from you. Just fill out this form and we can get back to you.

Let us know if you have experience; but attitude and mindset are more important to us. Positive, friendly, genuine, attention to detail and team & customer focus are characteristics that will definitely impress us.

Artisan Baker

Full time position (4 shifts per week) for an experienced artisan baker at a small but busy bakery-cafe baking real bread, including award-winning sourdough and pastries. We’re ideally looking for an experienced artisan baker, however we will provide full training for a great home baker who is obsessed with bread.

You will be baking consistently excellent products to sell in our shop, and for our chefs to produce outstanding sandwiches and breakfasts with. We have some exciting plans for growth in the coming months, which will provide great opportunities for development for the successful candidate.

Absolutely everything is made by us, by hand, freshly every day, on site. You will be happy with very early starts; as at the moment we do not work night shifts.

Part-time Customer Service Advisor

In this role the successful candidate will be focused on delivering a great experience to our customers and helping the bakery & café run smoothly. You will be on the front line of our business and as such, the impression you create on our customers will be key to how they judge everything we do in our quality focused café & bakery. You will need to process transactions on our EPOS till system accurately.

You’ll need to share your passion and knowledge of our products with every customer, ensuring they are delighted with every visit.

The most vital part of any role is making sure our customers have an excellent experience every time they visit, offering service that is warm, friendly and well-informed. Our service team members will work closely with the deli / coffee counter and kitchen teams, and at times will need to help prepare food and drink.


We are searching for a chef to work in our busy bakery & café assisting the head chef with the day to day running of the business. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a new challenge working with fresh food in a growing business. The role offers a positive work life balance, ordinarily working day time hours.

We are a family run business cooking everything from scratch, including our bread products and cakes.

You would be an experienced chef with excellent attention to detail and a focus on working cleanly and safely.

Main responsibilities would be;

  • Assist the head chef in day to day running of the café
  • Support with the development of other members of the team
  • Work with the head chef to develop the core menu and daily changing specials following our ethos
  • Maintain compliance, due diligence and cleanliness
  • Manage the preparation and delivery of the menu to specification and recipes

Ideal candidate

  • Passion for working with fresh food
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A positive outlook/attitude
  • A good understanding of the compliance and legislation of the industry

If you are interested complete this form telling us you’d like to be considered for the chef role and if you can upload your CV (you can send later if you can’t) we can then get back you.

Salary negotiable depending on experience

Cook / Kitchen Team Members

We have a range of opportunities in our kitchen that would suit all levels. Whatever your experience, the thing you will need before walking through our kitchen doors is a passion for food, and making people happy through food. You will need to care about and take pride in the quality of every product that leaves our kitchen. We will make sure you have great quality ingredients to work with, and you will be making everything from scratch.

You will need to be prepared to work hard in a fast-paced environment and to work well in a team. You will need to play your part in managing food costings, profit and waste margins. And finally, keeping our kitchen spotless is really important to us; you will need to help us keep it looking that way.

We are a small business, so being flexible in what you are happy to get involved in will be essential.