Head Chef

Head Chef


This is an exciting opening and a great time to join this small but ambitious team.

We’re looking for an experienced chef to manage the kitchen at Porta in the busy Market square in Altrincham.

The Head Chef will be directly involved in maintaining systems & procedures and managing the kitchen on a day-to-day basis. In addition, you will provide inspiration for the menu and daily specials. As such, you will be a creative chef with a wide knowledge of Spanish/European cuisine and tapas.


As Head Chef, your responsibilities will include:
· Leading a small team of chefs.
· Daily ordering & stock management.
· Creating ‘specials’.
· Managing staff & rotas.
· Ensuring that legal and company requirements are adhered to in respect of hygiene, health & safety.

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 chefs currently working in Sous or Senior Sous positions who are looking to take the next step.

Salary for this position is negotiable with prior experience being taken into account. You will receive an equal share of good tips.

To apply or find out more about the role, please email [email protected]


The first ‘Porta’ was opened in Chester in 2012 by restaurateur brothers Ben & Joe Wright. It is located next door to their multi award-winning restaurant, Joseph Benjamin (Michelin ‘Bib Gourmand’ & Good Food Guide ‘Best North West Local Restaurant’ 2019). A second Porta opened in 2016 in the market town of Altrincham, Greater Manchester, opposite the bustling market hall. A third tapas bar opened in Bexley Square off Chapel Street, Salford in 2018. All 3 Porta restaurants feature in The Good Food Guide and Michelin Guide.

The aim at Porta is to keep things really simple. A lively, bustling environment inspired by the tiniest independent tapas bars of Madrid and Barcelona. The menu, representing many tapas bar classics, is focused on top quality ingredients. 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.

Porta is a busy but relaxed, unpretentious and comfortable place, with good music, beer, wine and food. Ben and Joe are hands-on operators, who are passionate about the industry and creating an enjoyable place to work.