Overview

“A fun loving Italian to restore la dolce vita” – Marina O’Loughlin, The Times

Cin Cin is an independent Italian food & drink brand founded in Brighton by David Toscano with Chef Patron Jamie Halsall. We showcase handmade pasta and modern Italian dishes using seasonal British ingredients. We are obsessed with quality and consistency for our food and service in our Hove and London restaurants.

This Role Includes

We are looking for a Head Chef to lead and inspire our award-winning Hove team and be part of our continued growth.

Working side by side with our founders David & Jamie, you will have a genuine love of cooking and hospitality. Working directly with Chef Patron Jamie, you will write our monthly menu changes, nurture and develop our team oversee an efficient, clean kitchen operation.

You will contribute to the team in a professional and positive way, in line with Cin Cin’s brand values and culture as created by our founders since 2016. We are a small team committed to supporting, developing and progressing our staff and the brand – you will play a central role in that.

Skills Required

About you:

  • You have proven experience as a Head Chef or senior Sous Chef in a reputable restaurant with a high standard of cooking.
  • You have a real passion for food, service and hospitality, and a love of cooking simply and seasonally.  You are confident bringing your ideas for dishes and menu changes through the year.
  • Experience with Italian food and cooking would be beneficial, but not essential. Most importantly we are looking for someone with a real passion for food, service and hospitality, and a love of cooking simply and seasonally.
  • You are extremely clean and well organised, motivated, friendly and approachable even under pressure. You want to lead and inspire our staff and be a long-term member of our team.

Additional Information

When you join, we have lots of excellent employee perks and benefits so you can feel valued as part of our team:

  • 5 day working week – the restaurant is closed every Monday and only open on Sundays for Bank Holidays and celebration days
  • Birthday off every year, guaranteed
  • Family & friends discount when dining in our restaurants
  • Cost price takeaway wines so you can sample our list
  • 28 days paid holiday including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day off
  • Producer & supplier trips as well as visits to our London restaurant to broaden your knowledge with your colleagues
  • Cycle To Work scheme
  • Gym membership allowance

 

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About Cin Cin Italian Bar & Kitchen

Cin Cin is an independent Italian food & drink brand founded in Brighton by David Toscano with Head Chef Jamie Halsall. We showcase handmade pasta and Italian dishes using seasonal British ingredients. We are obsessed with quality and consistency for our food and service in Brighton and London.

Our achievements so far... Cin Cin has grown from a little street food van to an award winning restaurant brand and dynamic place to work:

  • Michelin Bib Gourmands since 2018
  • Top 3 BRAVOs award for Best Restaurant in Brighton
  • Brighton BEST Restaurants top 20s since 2017
  • AA Guide Rosettes since 2019
  • Rave reviews from The Times, The Guardian, Olive Magazine, Time Out, Evening Standard, Harpers Bazaar, BBC Good Food and Waitrose Good Food Guide
  • Launched the inaugural Hove Food Trail in 2023
  • Supporting charities through one off dinners and events including WOLO Foundation, The Sussex Beacon, Speakers For Schools, Off The Fence, Maudsley Mental Health Hospital and The Burnt Chef Project.
  • Served over 150,000 customers since opening our first restaurant in 2016 – each and every member of our team has helped us make those visits memorable!