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Jerk Chef Full Time

at Natty's Jerk Portsmouth in Portsmouth (Published at 25-01-2021)


Natty’s Jerk is a family street food takeaway and catering business based in Southsea. We create our food from scratch using authentic ingredients, recipes and cooking techniques. This includes our flagship food – authentic Jerk Chicken. We are a fun, creative but incredibly hard-working team who wish to share the food we love with everyone. Doing things ‘properly’ and a great customer experience are just two of our core values. Our aim is for people to have great, authentic Caribbean food in their hearts right alongside their other favourite British cuisines. As a Natty’s family member you will get the opportunity to grow with us, to develop great work ethic but above all, lots of fun and of course – free food!


We are looking for someone really special to join our extremely hardworking family. You will be super friendly, who is a great team player and may or may not have previous experience as a chef, but you are definitely someone who is passionate about cooking and sharing good food. You are ready to be a part of something long-term and excited be the idea of joining a growing family food business. You must enjoy multitasking, thrive under pressure and have an eye for detail.

The role involves:

-Marinading meat (so you must be ok with handling raw meat)

-Setting up the kitchen and/or food truck/outdoor kitchen for service which can involve heavy lifting.

-Cooking using traditional jerk cooking techniques using either the Jerk pan and/or indoor charcoal oven

-Ensuring consistency and quality of food at all times

-Supporting the rest of the kitchen team

-Preparing our signature burgers and other food items on the menu

-Ensuring excellent food hygiene procedures to ensure we maintain a 5* food hygiene rating

-Cleaning and maintaining equipment including the jerk pan/charcoal ovens and rest of the ktichen

Throughout the pandemic we are solely operating as a takeaway business, however as the year goes on, we hope we will also be continuing with our street food and catering side of the business too. You will have the opportunity to participate it in other parts of the business outside of the takeaway to!


Your working hours will be

Monday 14:30-22:30

Tuesday OFF

Wednesday OFF

Thursday 14:30-22:00

Friday 14:30-22:00

Saturday 13:30-22:00

Sunday 13:30-21:30

As you can see, our team work unsociable hours that can sometimes be long and incredibly fast-paced. So please do consider this before applying. In return you can be sure to have lots of fun with a very supportive and caring team.


We are looking for someone to start asap. You will have a minimum of 2 weeks training/shadowing working alongside the rest of the team to really get comfortable with the role and team before starting fully. During this time we will pay for you to complete your level 2 food hygiene certificate +more.

Reference ID: Natty’s Jerk Chef February 2021

Application deadline: 01/02/2021

Expected start date: 28/01/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From £10.00 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount


  • Weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
You are expected to wear a mask and maintain exceptional food hygiene procedures for the entirety of you working hours.

Work remotely:

  • No

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