Commis Chef

Commis Chef




Commis Chef required for soon-to- open independent tapas bar in Altrincham Market Quarter.

Porta is a tapas bar owned and operated by restaurateur brothers Joe and Ben Wright. The original Porta was opened in Chester in 2012 next door to their Michelin ‘Bib Gourmand’ restaurant, ‘Joseph Benjamin’.

Working in this new, small team, you will be involved in the launch of the new restaurant, helping establish systems & procedures and ensuring the smooth-running of the kitchen on a day-to- day basis.

Our location next to Altrincham Market and its abundance of fantastic fresh produce will provide inspiration for the menu and daily specials. An enthusiasm for cooking and ideally a knowledge of European/Spanish cuisine and tapas would be an advantage.


As Commis Chef, your responsibilities will include:

Applications are welcome from chefs with prior experience at this level who are seeking an exciting career move within a growing, ambitious company. The role may also suit college graduates or apprentices. There is potential for the right candidate to complete an initial ‘training’ period in our Chester restaurant before transferring to Altrincham for opening in the Autumn.

Salary for this position is negotiable with prior experience taken into account.


The aim at Porta is to keep things really simple. A relaxed, informal environment inspired by the tiniest independent cafés, bars and tapas bars of Spain.

Cured meats and cheeses form the backbone of a menu that is a collection of plates to be enjoyed singularly with a glass of wine or combined to create something more substantial.

The menu is enthusiastically Iberian, representing many tapas bar classics. Joe works with his team of chefs tirelessly perfecting recipes for every sauce and menu item. From the croquetas and the bravas sauce to the chorizo & lentil stew, every item is handmade in-house.

Ben and Joe are hands-on operators, who are passionate about the industry and creating an enjoyable place to work.