Careers with THOMPSON St Albans

Why THOMPSON St Albans?

Phil Thompson, Head Chef and owner previously held a Michelin Star for 4 years, before establishing his own restaurant in Nov 2013.  As a team we are literally ‘gunning’ to regain that Michelin star at THOMPSON St Albans and we have recently been given a Michelin plate displayed outside the restaurant, to say Michelin are watching us!  November 2017 saw us gain 3 AA Rosette status.  Other awards we have won include St Albans Chamber of Commerce – Best Restaurant Award, Hertfordshire Life – Best Restaurant and Best Chef and St Albans Food & Drink – Best Restaurant for a Special Occasion.

We believe in progression from within, training and mentorship, offering a good basic salary, performance-related bonus, cash tips and TRONC / service charge on top.  We are closed Sunday night, all day Monday and Tuesday lunchtime, and you will also receive another day off each week.

We have a great team and strong family ethos; everyone works hard, with much help and support for each other along the way, regular staff socials and team drinks in The Cock pub next door at the end of the week.  We are an independent restaurant, make quick decisions and constantly look to reinvest in our restaurant.

We have an amazing team of which we are very proud – you could be a part of this… and on board when Phil regains his Michelin star.

Positions available:

Chef de Partie – £23K to £26K p.a

With a friendly, enthusiastic, hardworking nature, honest, committed and reliable, with a positive working attitude, you will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in 2/3 AA Rosette kitchen, basic hygiene, health and safety qualifications.

Chef de Rang (Waiter)Download full job description

THOMPSON St Albans, 3 AA Rosette restaurant, Phil Thompson and his team seek a Chef de Rang.  You should have a minimum of 1 years’ experience in a 2 / 3 AA Rosette or Michelin Star restaurant, be keen to learn and maintain our service, general restaurant and front of house standards.  Food and wine knowledge is strongly desirable.

Casual Waiter / WaitressDownload full job description

If you would like to join our close and supportive team, with staff drinks after shift, TRONC / service charge and cash tips on top of hourly pay, we would love to hear from you.  Previous experience is desirable, as is a passion for food.

Commis ChefDownload full job description

With an eagerness to learn and hardworking attitude, you should have NVQ level 1 or 2, or equivalent and basic food hygiene awareness.  Experience in a 2 / 3 AA Rosette kitchen and knowledge of seasonal ingredients is desirable.

If you would like to join our team, please call Marianne on 07554 990953 to arrange to come in for coffee and meet the team and send your CV to

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