Our delicious array of exciting job vacancies at the Olive Tree Restaurant, here in Bath.

There’s plenty of detail about what it’s like to work for us here, and below you’ll find the email address to use if you’d like to send us a CV and apply for a role in the kitchen or restaurant. Meanwhile, here are some specifics about daily and weekly life here:

We serve dinner from 6:30-9pm (Tuesday to Sunday), and lunch between 12:30 and 2pm (Friday to Sunday)

We close on Mondays, but are open for breakfast and room service

On four separate occasions throughout the year we close for one week: once each in January, April, August and November. (But we still serve breakfast and room service all week for hotel guests.)

The restaurant does not serve afternoon tea.

For the kitchen and restaurant, please send your CV to:



Nothing to do with the TV show we’re afraid, but all the better for it!

Fancy sharpening your skills in Bath’s only Michelin Star awarded restaurant, The Olive Tree? We are currently on the hunt for an ambitious, hardworking apprentice chef to help us deliver exceptional food experiences for our discerning guests.

You will hone your abilities and master your craft amongst a multi-award-winning team, under none other than the very best, our executive head chef Chris Cleghorn and head chef, Jake Nicholls. Both of these gentlemen have worked incredibly hard and rightfully risen up the ranks over the years. They are fine examples of the possible progression available here.

What’s The Score

The role is for around 40 – 48 hours a week (depending on age), 4 x 11-3/5—pm and 1 x 6:45 – 1pm (depending on age). It will include 1 breakfast shift a week.

The Heat Test

If you can handle the heat and meet the following criteria, then perhaps you belong in our kitchen and we would love to hear from you:

  • A strong passion for food and provenance
  • A desire to excel and the best you can be
  • A strong level of communication skill
  • A creative approach to your work with exceptional attention to detail
  • Confidence in serving guests to help create an unforgettable experience for them
  • Experience in overseeing health and safety compliances
  • A calm and professional work ethic
  • A positive can-do attitude
  • A proven ability to follow direction and work as a team player

Ideals / desirables

  • Previous kitchen experience would be great but not essential


  • Age under 17: £15,580 based on 40 hours a week
  • Age 18 and over: £18,695 based on 48 hours a week

Commis Chef


We’ve an amazing opportunity to fuel your culinary fire with a new permanent, full-time role as commis chef at Bath’s only Michelin Star awarded restaurant. You will grow as a person and become an utterly brilliant chef by working with and under the direction of the very best. You will learn the tricks of the trade and the processes under the masterful direction of our head chef, Jake Nicholls, who himself has risen through our ranks. The is a prosperous opportunity to grasp all the ropes in a greatly successful, multi award-winning, independent operation.

Got what it takes?

If you have the following, perhaps we would be the perfect match:

  • A strong passion for food and provenance
  • A desire to excel and be the best you can be
  • A good level of communication skill
  • A creative approach to your work with exceptional attention to detail
  • A confidence in serving guests to help create an unforgettable experience
  • Experience in overseeing health and safety compliances
  • A calm and professional work ethic
  • 1 year’s previous kitchen experience preferred, not essential

*Accommodation could be provided, subject to availability.


£27,200.00 per year.

Junior Sous Chef


Learn techniques and improve beyond your existing knowledge by becoming our junior sous chef. This is an incredible opening to discover new horizons, make mistakes along the way (we all do), learn from these and be part of a truly great and high achieving team that delivers exceptional guest experiences day after day, night after night. We have engaged our eagle eyes to look for an ambitious and hard-working individual that has previous experience in a Michelin Star awarded setting to become our next junior sous chef.

 Could it be you? Do you have…

  • Previous Michelin star experience?
  • Previous junior sous/senior CDP experience?
  • Proven ability to lead and manage a team of chefs?
  • Creative approach to your work with exceptional attention to detail?
  • Confidence in serving guests to help create an unforgettable experience?
  • Experience in overseeing health and safety compliances?
  • A calm and professional work ethic?

If you responded a resounding ‘YES’ to all the above, let’s converse.

*Accommodation could be provided for a temporary period, subject to availability.


£32,400.00 per year

Chef De partie


Just like a marvellously moist cake needs all the right ingredients, a highly performing restaurant requires all the proper elements in the mix. We need all the right people in position to act as cogs in the turning wheel of our beautiful and slick operation. This ensures we can consistently ensure guests and diners have the most memorable culinary experiences and leave with stars in their eyes (and their tummies).

We are currently requiring a full-time, permanent chef de partie to play a crucial role in this perfect process who boasts the following:

  • Robust communication skills
  • A creative approach to work with exceptional attention to detail
  • Confidence in serving guests to help create an unforgettable experience
  • Experience in overseeing health and safety compliances
  • A calm and professional work ethic
  • Minimum 2 rosette level experience is preferred

*Accommodation could be provided, subject to availability.


£29,723.00 per year

Senior Chef De partie


Bustling multi award-winning restaurant seeks a starry eyed individual to help deliver exceptional culinary experiences. No, this isn’t a dating profile but we do hope to woo you, we are recruiting for a new superstar senior chef de partie.

Are we a match made in gastro heaven?

We are looking to make a match with someone with the following skills and attributes…

  • Previous CDP/ senior CDP experience (this is essential we’re afraid)
  • Proven ability to lead and manage a team of chefs
  • Creative approach to your work with exceptional attention to detail
  • Confidence in serving guests to help create an unforgettable experience.
  • Experience in overseeing health and safety compliances
  • Calm and professional work ethic
  • Previous Michelin star experience preferred, but not essential

*Accommodation is available to rent, subject to availability.


 £31,100.00 per year

Kitchen Porter


We have a kitchen porter shaped hole in our kitchen (and our hearts) that we need to fill. This is a critical full-time job in a very busy kitchen in the beautiful city of Bath supporting our kitchen team in delivering exceptional guest experiences. Whoever takes on this role will be invaluable in making sure we can operate at our consistent high standard in a sleek and sanitised environment. So, whether you are looking for a flexible role to fit around your life or whether you want to build a long and rewarding career in catering and hospitality with fabulous progression opportunity, this could be right for you.

The Lowdown

This role is based upon five days per week on a rota basis with five consecutive shifts. This position is an average of 38 hours per week and is a physically demanding in a high pressured, busy kitchen environment (with much time on one’s feet) so experience would be preferred (although full and thorough training will be given). We believe that when we find the right people with the right attitude and passion, we can teach them everything they know.

What does it involve?

  • Maintaining cleanliness in our kitchen
  • Operating the dishwasher
  • Basic food prep
  • Assisting the kitchen team in general daily duties


£21,250.00 per year

breakfast Waiters


They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so we like to serve it with a charming smile, a great big dash of personality and a jovial spirit. As a breakfast waiter or waitress at The Olive Tree Restaurant, we expect you to have a positive attitude (even in the early hours) and always maintain your polite perkiness.

Our waiters and waitresses have an obvious passion for customer service and a strong desire to ensure each guest has a memorable experience with us, setting the tone for the rest of their day. The individual will have exceptional attention to detail and will work well as part of a team, taking responsibility for guests’ needs.

 This is a 20-hour contract over 4 days of the week in 5-hour shifts.

 Ideally, we would like the right match to have the following skills and attributes (but full and comprehensive training           will be provided):

  • Excellent customer service skills a must
  • Immaculate personal presentation, and pride in your job
  • Previous food and beverage experience, ideally as waiter/ess working in a luxury hotel or similar
  • Excellent standard of written and spoken English
  • An engaging personality
  • An ability to communicate


£10.00 per hour

Assistant Restaurant Manager


The Role

They’re words which describe the Queensberry Hotel and The Olive Tree Restaurant; if they also apply to you, then we’d love to hear from you, because Bath’s only Michelin-starred restaurant is looking for an assistant restaurant manager.

We need someone whose knowledge of fantastic food and drink is matched by the desire and ability to share it with our team and guests.

Someone who’s great with people and able to lead a small team, while working closely with colleagues, in their own department or others.

Someone who leads by example, whose impeccable presentation and personal standards will be the team’s benchmark.

This role will mainly involve the restaurant, but will also see you spending time and energy on the entirety of the hotel’s food and beverage offering, including the bar, room service, and breakfast.

The assistant restaurant manager will be responsible for – and understand the importance of – managing rotas, hours and payroll budgets. You’ll also have a passion for wines and beverages, as ordering drinks, updating wine lists and stock-taking monthly will be within your remit.

The role demands leadership skills, confidence and the ability to motivate the restaurant service in the absence of the restaurant manager; so it’s desirable but not essential that you’ve worked at a similar level in a restaurant with three AA Rosettes and / or a Michelin Star.

The Place

Our owners, Laurence and Helen, along with executive head chef, Chris Cleghorn and General Manager Joss Roussanne, all focus on a “One Team” culture, in which people love coming to work and are recognised, rewarded and celebrated.

So there are incentive programmes for all team members, a quarterly share of financial profits and a four-day week for our kitchen brigade, to reflect best practice and the changing expectations of a diverse workforce whose mental health and professional needs we take seriously. Laurence and Helen have been long-standing supporters of Hospitality Action and members of the Employee Action Programme, which supports any team member in times of need.

The colleagues you’ll be joining here come from a wide range of backgrounds: some have worked for major organisations in far-off places, some had never set foot in a professional kitchen before joining us, all of them relish working in beautiful Bath and ensuring the restaurant’s enviably high standards never drop (although if the idea of working in a Michelin Star kitchen sounds intimidating, we can promise it really isn’t).

£29,120.00 per year

The Details

£33,600 per year, inclusive of service charge, based on 45 hours a week.

The non-negotiables …

  • Requirement to oversee all areas of food and beverage, including bar, room service and breakfast in the absence of the restaurant manager
  • Responsibility for managing rotas
  • Strong passion for food and drinks
  • In charge of ordering wines and drinks
  • Monthly stocktakes
  • Impeccable presentation and personal standards
  • Leading by example is a must
  • Ability to cope with pressure and challenge yourself
  • Good communication skills
  • Ambition to grow with in the company
  • Leadership, confidence, and motivation to lead the restaurant service team.

And in return …

  • Free meals on duty
  • 50% off taxis to and from work between 11pm and 6:30am
  • A complimentary SIX course tasting menu and bottle of wine for you and one guest at The Olive Tree Restaurant which can be enjoyed after every six months of service*
  • After every complete year’s service, each team member is welcome to stay in the hotel, dine and have breakfast with a plus one*
  • Friends and Family rate of £95 inclusive of breakfast for two, subject to availability*
  • Exceptional career progression within an ambitious, privately-owned company which offers ongoing training to keep you at the top of your game
  • Auto-enrolment onto Nest pension scheme
  • Free uniform
  • In-house Social Committee, whose focus is to organise quarterly team- building events.

*Subject to terms and restrictions


Senior Waiter


Looking for pastures new? We need an enthusiastic, ambitious, and knowledgeable senior waiter to join our dedicated restaurant team and help push the business forward.

The suitor will be happy to mix it up a bit, working in both the restaurant and the bar and suitably confident across both food and wine service. This full time, permanent position will involve working across breakfasts, lunches and dinners so a flexible individual would be best suited.

If you have the following, we would like to hear from you:

  • Creative approach to your work with exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong food, wine, and drinks knowledge; WSET Level 2 or equivalent preferred, although training will be provided for the right candidate
  • Confidence in serving guests to help create an unforgettable experience
  • Calm and professional work ethic
  • Exceptional personal presentation
  • Previous restaurant supervisor / chef de rang experience at Michelin Star / minimum 2 AA Rosette level is preferred but not required


£24,379.00 per year

Junior Waiter


What we most need right now is an enthusiastic new junior waiter / waitress. Relax, we’re not intimidating. If you’re right for us and we’re right for you, then we know that you at your best is all that we want.

What you can expect from us

  • We’ll feed you for free on duty and, between 11pm and 6:30am, pay half your taxi to and from work.
  • For every six months you’re here you can have a complimentary six-course tasting menu and bottle of wine for you and a guest; for every 12 months it’s in an overnight stay in the hotel, dinner and breakfast, with a plus one.
  • We also offer – subject to availability – a Friends and Family rate of £95 inclusive of breakfast, for two, as well as the chance to progress with, and train as part of, an ambitious independent business.
  • There’s also a pension scheme, free uniform and quarterly events thanks to an in-house social committee.

What we’d like in return

  • A willingness to work wherever you’re needed (including bar, room service and breakfast), as well as a passion for, and interest in, food and drink, and an ability to cope with pressure and to challenge yourself.
  • Your personal standards will be high: impeccably presented, always on time, good communication skills and the ambition to want to grow with a growing business.
  • Ideally, you’ve had front of house experience, but it’s not essential, and of course there’ll be training.


£20,800.00 per year



We are looking for a brilliant bartender with a deep knowledge and passion for cocktails, spirits and all other manner of weird and wonderful beverages (a fine selection of which can be found in our boutique speakeasy, The Old Q Bar). This charming part time role is integral to the smooth running of the Queensberry Hotel and the Olive Tree Restaurant, Bath’s only Michelin-starred Restaurant.

So, if you are a well-presented so and so, who is also incidentally a confident and supercharged team player, perhaps we should grab a drink sometime. Experience of the luxury sector would be a nice addition to the mix, but not required so long as you present the right attitude and a professional approach to work.

This position is a 20-30 per week arrangement.



 £19,500.00 per year