Careers

Food and drink production is one of the largest industry sectors in Scotland. Over the last 10 years, food exports have more than doubled, it’s Scotland biggest employer, sales of Scottish brands in the UK have risen over 40% and the industry is worth a whopping £15 billion. Food and drink business of all shapes and sizes are now part of a Scottish food and drink movement and we are seeing more and more Scottish labelled produce on UK supermarket shelves and in restaurants across the world.  You can find out more about the industry in Fife here.

To find out more about youth opportunities in food, drink, farming and hospitality, please visit our dedicated page here.


Scottish Tourism

Food and drink is also critical to Scotland’s tourism sector – with 20% of visitors’ spend on food and drink. Tourism is a significant employer across Scotland, accounting for one in 12 jobs. Within the sector, restaurants employ the most people, accounting for 39 per cent of all employment.

Job Opportunities from our members

KitschnBake

Café Manager

We are expanding our management team here at Kitschnbake and are looking for an experienced Café Manager to join us.

Your role will involve the day to day running of the premises here in Newport on Tay.

This is hands-on job, where you will lead your team, by example, in front of house service.

You’ll be tech and social media savvy. Be able to multi-task, dealing with the smooth running of the business, from working with wage budgets to running events.

You will be able to motivate and influence your team to embrace change and implement improvements to benefit the business including controlling costs and driving revenue.

This is a great opportunity to work with an independent company that is passionate about great service, community involvement and delicious food.

You’ll have with at least a basic knowledge of food prep in the kitchen and be able to liaise with kitchen staff regards stock, menus development and pricing.

There is potential for progression and personal development in this role for the right person. We like to champion our staff wherever possible.

We’re looking for:

  • An inspiring team leader who thrives in a busy environment.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Excellent barista skills.
  • A passion for great customer service.
  • An interest in food and drink trends.
  • A positive, professional, and cooperative attitude.
  • Someone highly organised, punctual, and reliable.
  • 2 year’s minimum experience in a similar role within a similar environment.

What we need you to do:

· Stock management to minimise costs including liaising with the kitchen team to ensure wastage is minimised.

· Ensuring your store is adhering to KPIs and driving revenue, whilst minimising costs through identifying expenditures, hospitality market and system improvements.

  • Ensuring products going out to guests are in-line with the standards of the business.
  • Managing staff, creating a motivating place to work, and getting the best out of people by leading by example.
  • Being accountable for staff roster including staff performance and talent management.
  • Ensuring compliance with Health and Safety standards within the business.

What you can expect –

  • Excellent salary plus tips with meals on shift & company discount.
  • A fulltime permanent contract.
  • An opportunity to join a highly regarded, ethically sound company that values staff and enables and encourages a long term career with continues personal and professional development.

Please reply with a copy of your cv and a cover letter letting us know why you would love to work with Kitschnbake.

References will be sought before an offer of a job is made.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent
Part-time hours: 28-36 per week

Salary: £12.00-£15.00 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Tips

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Newport-On-Tay, DD6 8EZ: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Experience:

  • hospitality: 2 years (required)

Application deadline: 27/07/2022
Expected start date: 01/08/2022

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KitschnBake

Barista/Customer Service

We are expanding our FOH team here at Kitschnbake and are looking for an experienced Barista to join us.

Your role will be involved the day to day customer services here in Newport on Tay.

This is hands-on job, with customer service experience essential.

This is a great opportunity to work with an independent company that is passionate about great service, community involvement and delicious food.

There is potential for progression and personal development in this role for the right person. We like to champion our staff wherever possible.

We’re looking for:

  • An inspiring team member who thrives in a busy environment.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Excellent barista skills.
  • A passion for great customer service.
  • An interest in food and drink trends.
  • A positive, professional, and cooperative attitude.
  • Someone highly organised, punctual, and reliable.
  • 2 year’s minimum experience in a similar role within a similar environment.

What you can expect –

  • Excellent salary plus tips with meals on shift & company discount.
  • A fulltime permanent contract.
  • An opportunity to join a highly regarded, ethically sound company that values staff and enables and encourages a long term career with continues personal and professional development.

Please reply with a copy of your cv and a cover letter letting us know why you would love to work with Kitschnbake.

References will be sought before an offer of a job is made.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Part-time hours: 24 per week

Salary: £9.25-£10.50 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Tips

Benefits:

  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Newport-On-Tay, DD6 8EZ: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Experience:

  • hospitality: 2 years (required)

Application deadline: 27/07/2022
Expected start date: 01/08/2022

Find out more

KitschnBake

Baker / Cake Maker

Job Description

Do you love cake? Are you a show stopping baker that wants to be part of our happy crew? We are hoping to find an experienced like minded baker to join us!

While you don’t have to be traditionally trained or qualified, we require consistency and attention to detail. Even though our products are home made in house, quality is key. Applicants should be able to evidence their work (bring us some of lets see some pics) and have knowledge of food hygiene regulations and procedures. All training and qualifications can be provided.

We’d love a deep understanding of our brand (do the google) and offerings to be able to develop our products in keeping with our style. What can you make that we don’t already do?!

The applicant needs to be able to help us with our celebration cakes as well as individual items required for sale on the premises and for our wholesale clients. We love a birthday. We love a wedding. You get the gist.

Applicants should be highly organised – able to keep on top of all scheduling, orders, stock management, health and safety and environmental health records.

This position requires some flexibility in working hours as evening work will be required.

Applicants need to be enthusiastic and happy to join an existing chatty crew in our fast paced, award winning business,

Salary negotiable depending on experience.

This is currently the only bakers position available so we will only consider applicants who can meet all the criteria.

Get in touch if you’d like to come have a chat.

Job Types: Part-time, Full-time
Part-time hours: 28-36 per week

Salary: £8.00-£12.00 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Tips

Benefits:

  • Discounted or free food
  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Newport-On-Tay, DD6 8EZ: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)

Experience:

  • Baking: 1 year (required)

Application deadline: 31/07/2022
Expected start date: 08/08/2022

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Fisher & Donaldson

Packing/Production Assistant

Job Description

Fisher and Donaldson

Due to expansion we require a cafe assistant for our St Andrews shop.

Hours: 35 hours per week 5 days over 7 (This is a permenant role and would not suit somebody who could only do summer holiday cover)

Benefits: We have a range of benefits to offer you which include free food whilst at work, staff discount in all of our shops, enhanced leave for long service, free staff lottery and we invest in staff training and development.

FOR THE LOVE OF BAKING SINCE 1919

Established in Fife in 1919, Fisher & Donaldson is a family with baking at its heart. Our love of baking has been handed down through five generations, driven by an uncompromising commitment to the pursuit of quality and sourcing the finest ingredients. From traditional Scottish favourites to seasonal treats, morning rolls and afternoon sweets, for over a century we have baked for the pure and simple joy that comes from tasting something truly delicious.

Quality – We’re committed to doing everything to the best possible standards. If you’re going to do it, do it well.

Family – It’s at the heart of everything we do. It truly is a family affair.

Heritage – We honour 100 years of expertise, knowledge and passion in everything we do.

Community – We have a genuine love for people and place, we’re part of the fabric of our communities.

This is a bit more details on what we see you doing in this role:

  • To serve customers who use the shop/cafe
  • Take product orders from customers, process orders and payment
  • Set up the counter/cafe/fridges/window displays etc
  • Carry out cleaning tasks throughout the day where required
  • Set up the cafe in an aesthetically pleasing manor
  • Ensuring that tools, utensils and equipment are properly cleaned and sanitised
  • Complete daily temperature checks and other internal paper work as required.

The kind of person we are looking for:

  • Takes pride in the work they do and are passionate about delivering high standards that are associated with our shops/products
  • A passion for helping others
  • Has a positive can do attitude
  • Enjoys working as a team
  • Has excellent communication skills with a great emphasis on verbal and listening skills
  • Reliable and likes to make sure that each task is completed to the highest standard consistently and in a timely manor
  • Ideally we would like some experience in a cafe

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £9.90 per hour

Benefits:

  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount

Schedule:

  • Day shift

Experience:

  • Shop/cafe: 1 year (preferred)
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Fisher & Donaldson

Packing/Production Assistant

Job Description

Fisher and Donaldson require a Production Assistant/Packer for a busy bakery in Cupar.

Hours: 18 per week – additional hours will be available

THIS IS A NIGHTSHIFT POSITION OWN TRANSPORT IS REQUIRED DUE TO FINISH TIME.

Benefits: We have a range of benefits to offer you which include staff discount in all of our shops, enhanced leave for long service, free staff lottery and we invest in staff training and development.

FOR THE LOVE OF BAKING SINCE 1919

Established in Fife in 1919, Fisher & Donaldson is a family with baking at its heart. Our love of baking has been handed down through five generations, driven by an uncompromising commitment to the pursuit of quality and sourcing the finest ingredients. From traditional Scottish favourites to seasonal treats, morning rolls and afternoon sweets, for over a century we have baked for the pure and simple joy that comes from tasting something truly delicious.

Quality – We’re committed to doing everything to the best possible standards. If you’re going to do it, do it well.

Family – It’s at the heart of everything we do. It truly is a family affair.

Heritage – We honour 100 years of expertise, knowledge and passion in everything we do.

Community – We have a genuine love for people and place, we’re part of the fabric of our communities.

This is a bit more details on what we see you doing in this role:

  • Packing orders for delivery;
  • Packing products as required;
  • Assisting in all aspects of production where require;
  • Loading the van with orders

The kind of person we are looking for:

  • Ability to work on own initiative, as well as part of a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Takes pride in the work they do
  • Has a positive can do attitude
  • Good numeracy skills are required
  • Good communication skills
  • Reliable and a good time keeper

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Part-time hours: 18 per week

Salary: £10.19 per hour

Benefits:

  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • Night shift

Experience:

  • Nightshift: 1 year (required)

Shift availability:

  • Night shift (required)
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Fisher & Donaldson

Nightshift Confectionery Assistant

Job Description

Fisher and Donaldson require a nightshift confectionery assistant for a busy bakery in Cupar.

Hours: 35 per week midnight to 7am (5 nights over 7)

Benefits: We have a range of benefits to offer you which include free food whilst at work, staff discount in all of our shops, enhanced leave for long service, free staff lottery and we invest in staff training and development.

FOR THE LOVE OF BAKING SINCE 1919

Established in Fife in 1919, Fisher & Donaldson is a family with baking at its heart. Our love of baking has been handed down through five generations, driven by an uncompromising commitment to the pursuit of quality and sourcing the finest ingredients. From traditional Scottish favourites to seasonal treats, morning rolls and afternoon sweets, for over a century we have baked for the pure and simple joy that comes from tasting something truly delicious.

Quality – We’re committed to doing everything to the best possible standards. If you’re going to do it, do it well.

Family – It’s at the heart of everything we do. It truly is a family affair.

Heritage – We honour 100 years of expertise, knowledge and passion in everything we do.

Community – We have a genuine love for people and place, we’re part of the fabric of our communities.

Due to continued growth we have a new opportunity within our confectionery department for a Confectionery Assistant.

No experience? No problem we will provide on the job training. Just bring a desire to work, a positive can do attitude, an enthusiasm to learn and a passion to get the job done. The successful candidate will compliment and be an integral part of our busy confectionery department.

This is a bit more details on what we see you doing in this role:

  • Basic food preparation
  • Assisting making / decorating cakes
  • Preparing and or finishing of confectionery products
  • Washing dishes, pots and equipment
  • Making sandwiches
  • Putting orders/buffets together

The kind of person we are looking for:

  • Takes pride in the work they do and are passionate about delivering high standards that are associated with our products
  • Has a positive can do attitude
  • Great team worker with strong communication skills
  • Has a desire to learn new skills
  • Reliable and likes to make sure that each task is completed to the highest standard consistently and in a timely manor
  • Ideally we would like some confectionery experience although this is not essential

Own transport will be required due to the unsocial hours.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £10.19 per hour

Benefits:

  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • Night shift

Experience:

  • nightshift: 1 year (required)
  • food handling: 1 year (required)
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PepsiCo

Crewing Coordinator

Job Description

  • The role holder will be responsible for financial rigour and reporting alongside variance management
  • Responsible for all shift crewing including agency
  • Coach Teams in problem solving and changing behaviours to help improve people capability and Site KPI’s
  • Accountable for ensuring that robust plans are in place to carry out all the required tasks on shift.ie planned maintenance , changeovers etc
  • Carries out investigations on shift when appropriate
  • Responsible for a robust and accurate TNA for all on shift.
  • Responsible for working with OC Team to ensure training plans reflect requirements
  • Responsible for the gathering of relevant paperwork and data for the SOM to carry out any relevant people processes
  • Responsible for RTW management as appropriate
  • Responsible for resolving and removing TMS anomalies
  • Required to provide absence cover for peer group L5 as appropriate
  • Escalates any agenda concerns to SOM
  • Responsible for financial reconciliation for labour in financial reporting
  • On site co-ordination of the 3rd party agency providers
  • Responsible for safety on shift

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent IT skills – MS Office high level of proficiency
  • Understanding of financial systems and processes
  • Strong Team worker and contributor.
  • Flexible, ‘can do,’ attitude to role and duties.
  • Results driven and understands the link between action & results.
  • Experience of dealing with 3rd party providers (ability to feedback and influence)
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PepsiCo

Performance Coordinator

Job Description

  • Co-ordinates the 4 hourly QCDM meetings ensuring RCA is applied as appropriate and key actions are escalated in a timely manner
  • Coach Teams in problem solving and changing behaviours to help improve people capability and Site KPI’s
  • Is accountable for ensuring all feedback regarding escalation is shared within the relevant zone.
  • Holds Zone owners accountable for ensuring actions that effect performance are closed out.
  • Escalates any service, performance or behavioural concerns on shift to SOM
  • Accountable for delivery of the key performance metrics of the balanced score card (e.g. TE, Waste, Volume Fill, PSA).
  • Will be required to build strong links into scheduling and responsible for the execution of an optimised schedule
  • Cover for colleagues absence as and when necessary
  • Carries out investigations on shift regarding performance/people matters when appropriate
  • Will work closely with the other functional coordinators to ensure any downtime is delivered to the right standard and the right time to maximise service delivery
  • Responsible for safety on shift

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Good analytical skills
  • Understanding of Lean processes, in particular SIC/QCDM and RCA
  • Strong Team worker and contributor.
  • Flexible, ‘can do,’ attitude to role and duties.
  • Results driven and understands the link between action & results.
  • A good communicator with individuals at all levels.
  • Strong ability to influence others without having direct line accountability for them.
  • Good computer skills
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PepsiCo

Production Operator

Main Accountability:

It is an exciting time for us and we continually strive to improve our business performance. Our Production Operatives (PO) are a huge part of our operation and work across every area of the plant undertaking a variety of crucial tasks to maintain our high standards.

You will be part of a busy team who are committed to the PepsiCo brand. In joining this team you will be supported in your role via a team of co-ordinators and you will be responsible for the performance of your zone using our LEAN Manufacturing framework.

 

Salary & Benefits:

  • £24,896 inclusive shift premium (after successful 13 weeks, pay will increase to £26,298 inclusive shift premium)
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • 23 days holiday (with the option to buy/sell holiday)
  • PPE provided by the business
  • Staff discount shop
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Long Service Rewards
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PepsiCo

Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer- Cupar

As Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer (internally known as Shift Technician) you will provide a high level of technical support to production, ensuring reactive requirements are met, planned maintenance activities are supported and providing technical feedback in all engineering-related activities.

Salary & Benefits:

  • £45,234 per annum (inclusive of 23.5% shift allowance)
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • 23 days holiday (with the option to buy/sell holiday)
  • PPE provided by the business
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Craig Millar @16 West End

Front of house positions

Craig Millar @16 West End are hiring for front of house positions, with both full and part-time hours available.

 

Full time is a four and a half day working week, and five weeks holiday a year.

 

Apply by emailing: Craigmillar@16westend.co.uk

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Growers Garden Ltd

Production Operatives

Due to continued business growth Growers Garden Ltd currently has a number of permanent Production Operative vacancies.

We are a healthy snacks manufacturer based in Cupar, Fife and due to recent growth are looking to expand our established team.

The role:

  • Working in varying areas within our food production facility
  • Carrying out quality checks and sampling
  • Preparing and weighing ingredients
  • Preparing finished goods for distribution or storage

 

The positions available are permanent 40hrs per week contracts. Shifts will be dayshift/backshift on rotation (following initial training period).

Own transport desirable due to lack of public transport. Location: Cupar

To apply please send your CV to admin@growers-garden.com

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Hospitality Unite

Varied

This website is free-to-use jobs portal to help workers from the tourism and hospitality sectors who have found themselves displaced as a result of the COVID-19

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Fancy a Career in Hospitality?

If you’re looking to build your career in food, drink or hospitality, you’ll find world-class courses in these areas at SRUC Elmwood and Fife College.

Find out more about careers in food and drink here.

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