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.


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.