Hooked-on Group, the management company behind Blackfriars Restaurant, Hinnies Restaurant and the newly opened Dobson & Parnell on Newcastle's vibrant Quayside, is recruiting for the following positions:

Pastry Chef

We are looking for an experienced Pastry Chef to join the team at Blackfriars Restaurant, part of the Hooked-on Group.
As Pastry Chef you will be required to run the pastry section and deliver high quality desserts, therefore a passion for food and a desire to create exciting and innovative food is essential.  You will be expected to take responsibility for the effective execution of all dishes in the section, ensuring consistent presentation and customer satisfaction
We are ideally looking for candidates who have the following attributes:
Experienced as a Pastry Chef
Experienced in chocolate work and bread making
Worked in AA rosette restaurants
A passion for pastry with a desire to learn and work hard
Keen to progress their career in a quality restaurant environment
Ability to work effectively as part of a team
If you would like to apply, please send your CV together with information on the skills and experience you will bring to this role to 

Chef de Partie - Hinnies
Hinnies in Whitley Bay is currently seeking an enthusiastic, motivated Chef de Partie with a passion for food and customer service.

You must have great organisation skills and the ability to work well under pressure. Good knowledge of food, butchery and filleting is essential to this role.

You will be responsible for ensuring excellent levels of guest service by: good preparation, maintenance and cleaning of the operation; effective communication between at all levels; and good team work.

Head Chef - Hinnies
We are looking to recruit a Head Chef with with excellent culinary skills, creativity and passion with the ability to lead, manage and inspire a team.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter, a problem solver and a natural communicator who is focused, career-minded and driven. He / She will be responsible for: 

1. Driving the kitchen forward towards obtaining accolades and winning awards 
 2. The recruitment, training and development of a small brigade of chefs 
3. Compliance with Food Hygiene, HACCP and Health & Safety regulations 
 4. The maintenance of consistency of taste and presentation of food 
5. Working within the company framework to produce creative, original dishes for the seasonal changing menu 
 6. Working to set budgets for both food purchases and wages 
 7. Championing and upholding the company values and ethos 
 8. Maintaining equipment and the working environment to ensure operational excellence 
The ideal candidate will be: 
1. Bright, confident and enthusiastic 
 2. A strong character that can maintain effective communication with a diverse team 
3. Absolute focus on detail, consistency and perfection 
 4. Understands the importance of team development and development of individuals 
 5. Unflappable and able to work effectively under pressure 
 6. Ambitious and eager to progress 

Must haves: 
 1. Proven experience creating and executing menus either as head chef or  senior sous 
2. Good verbal and written communication skills  3. Creativity with – and passion for – seasonal British ingredients 
> 4. Extensive Modern and Traditional European cooking experience 
> 5. Able to quickly gain an understanding of specific business functions and take ownership of the resulting tasks 
 6. A sound financial understanding of all aspects of running a busy kitchen 

All roles require at least one year’s relevant experience, a friendly personality, excellent customer care skills and fine attention to detail.

Please send your CV to 

Speculative applications
We are also happy to receive speculative CVs.  If you have experience of working in the hospitality industry at AA Rosette level please send your CV to and state which role/restaurant you would like to work in.