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We are always looking to attract high calibre hospitality professionals, to join our teams in Kent. We will have 9 venues in Kent by the summer of 2021.

Mark Sargeant

Born in Kent, Mark Sargeant discovered a passion and flair for cooking at a young age. Mark began his culinary career at Boodles Gentleman’s Club in St James, before working in multiple restaurants across Kent and London, including Oliver Peyton’s Coast Restaurant, where he won the Young Chef of the Year Award.

Mark started working with Gordon Ramsay at Aubergine in February 1997, before becoming part of the team to open Restaurant Gordon Ramsay as Sous Chef. During Mark’s four years at the restaurant, it won its coveted three Michelin Stars…
Mark was appointed Head Chef of Gordon Ramsay at Claridges in 2001, where he stayed in position for 7 years, in 2002 gaining the restaurant a Michelin Star and winning the title National Chef of the Year.

In June 2011, Mark opened two of his own restaurants in Folkestone, Kent. Rocksalt, a harbour-front restaurant and bar plus bijou guest rooms, and The Smokehouse, a fish and chip restaurant and takeaway. In 2015, Mark went on to open his first pub - The Duke William, in Ickham, Kent, before opening The Wife of Bath in 2016. In 2019, 3 more pubs were added to the group, The Five Bells, Brabourne, The Woolpack, Warehorne and The Radnor Arms in Folkestone.
Mark has also written a cookbook, ‘My Kind of Cooking’ which was published in October 2011 and has regularly appeared on shows such as Saturday Kitchen and This Morning.

the beauty of kent

Kent offers a slower, calmer, prettier pace of life to most. From any one of our venues either the beautiful idyllic Kent countryside or a lovely sandy beach is just steps away. Furthermore, Kent offers excellent transport links to both central London or to the continent via the Eurotunnel terminal or the Port of Dover.
the rocksalt group

opportunities to progress

We love nothing more than promoting within the group – our greatest success story is our Group Executive Chef, Marcin Szelag, he joined us in 2011 as a CDP and now oversees all of the kitchen teams in all venues! This illustrates how we invest in our staff and shows that there can be real career opportunities within our group.
Current vacancies

Benefits

Further to a slower calmer pace of life our employees also benefit from many other things including:-
  • Full and part time opportunities available
  • Staff food
  • Auto enrollment into pensions to help for your future planning
  • Some sites have staff accommodation available
  • Opportunity to earn extra by working extra shifts
  • Tronc scheme benefits all staff at all levels
  • Staff discount in all our establishments
  • Supplier days out and chef master classes

CURRENT VACANCIES

Rocksalt

Experienced Bar Staff

Rocksalt

We are now recruiting for Experienced Bar Staff to join our existing team at Rocksalt. Rocksalt serves the best in locally sourced produce from along the Kent Coast and surrounding Countryside with a strong leaning towards Fish and Seafood. The dedicated bar area on the 1st floor sits cantilevered over Folkestone harbour with stunning panoramic …

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Experienced Bar Supervisor

Rocksalt

We are now recruiting for Experienced Bar Supervisor to join our existing team at Rocksalt. Rocksalt serves the best in locally sourced produce from along the Kent Coast and surrounding Countryside with a strong leaning towards Fish and Seafood. The dedicated bar area on the 1st floor sits cantilevered over Folkestone harbour with stunning …

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Smokehouse

Seasonal Front of House Staff

Smokehouse

We are now recruiting for Seasonal Front of House staff for the acclaimed Fish and Chip restaurant The Smokehouse situated in the beautiful bustling harbour.

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The Wife of Bath

Front Of House

The Wife of Bath

We are now recruiting for experienced waiting and bar staff to join our existing team. Set in the heart of The Garden of England The Wife of Bath has long been one of the premier food destinations in South Kent. The Restaurant and Bar areas are ably complemented by 6 fabulous guest rooms making The Wife of Bath one of Kent’s premier dining hot …

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The Duke William

Cleaner / Chambermaid

The Duke William

We are looking for a reliable, enthusiastic, had working candidate, preferably with chambermaid, cleaning or hospitality experience, to lead the team with all the daily cleaning and housekeeping duties in the main pub and four guest rooms. Duties will include general cleaning of all the main pub areas, changing beds, cleaning bathrooms and dressing …

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Front of House Staff

The Duke William

We are now recruiting for Front of House Staff to join our existing team at The Duke William, Nr Ickham. The Duke is a quintessential British pub serving great food with four beautiful overnight rooms.

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The Five Bells

CDP

The Five Bells

Mark Sargeant, celebrity chef and ex-right-hand man to Gordon Ramsay, and The Pickled Egg Pub Company are now recruiting for CDPs at iconic country pub The Five Bells in Brabourne. Along with sister pubs The Woolpack in Warehorne and The Radnor Arms in Folkestone, The Five Bells has recently been acquired by Mark and joins existing pub The Duke …

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Commis Chefs

The Five Bells

Mark Sargeant, celebrity chef and ex-right-hand man to Gordon Ramsay, and The Pickled Egg Pub Company are now recruiting for Commis Chefs at the iconic country pub The Five Bells in Brabourne. Along with sister pubs The Woolpack in Warehorne and The Radnor Arms in Folkestone, The Five Bells has recently been acquired by Mark and joins existing pub …

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Experienced Waiting Staff

The Five Bells

We are now recruiting for Experienced Waiting and Bar Staff to join our existing team. Mark Sargeant, celebrity chef and ex-right-hand man to Gordon Ramsay, and The Pickled Egg Pub Company are now recruiting for experienced Front of House staff for both our beautiful country pubs The Five Bells in Brabourne and The Woolpack in Warehorne. This role …

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Kitchen Porters

The Five Bells

Mark Sargeant, celebrity chef and ex-right-hand man to Gordon Ramsay, and The Pickled Egg Pub Company are now recruiting for KPs at iconic country pub The Five Bells in Brabourne. Along with sister pubs The Woolpack in Warehorne and The Radnor Arms in Folkestone, The Five Bells has recently been acquired by Mark and joins existing pub The Duke …

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The Woolpack

Sous Chef

The Woolpack

Mark Sargeant, celebrity chef and ex-right-hand man to Gordon Ramsay, and The Pickled Egg Pub Company are now recruiting for an experienced Sous Chef at iconic country pub The Woolpack in Warehorne. Along with sister pubs The Five Bells in Brabourne and The Radnor Arms in Folkestone, The Woolpack has recently been acquired by Mark and joins …

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CDP

The Woolpack

Mark Sargeant, celebrity chef and ex-right-hand man to Gordon Ramsay, and The Pickled Egg Pub Company are now recruiting for CDPs at the iconic country pub The Woolpack in Warehorne. Along with sister pubs The Five Bells in Brabourne and The Radnor Arms in Folkestone, The Woolpack has recently been acquired by Mark and joins existing pub The Duke …

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Commis Chef

The Woolpack

Mark Sargeant, celebrity chef and ex-right-hand man to Gordon Ramsay, and The Pickled Egg Pub Company are now recruiting for Commis Chefs at the iconic country pub The Woolpack in Warehorne. Along with sister pubs The Five Bells in Brabourne and The Radnor Arms in Folkestone, The Woolpack has recently been acquired by Mark and joins existing pub …

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Experienced Waiting Staff

The Woolpack

We are now recruiting for Experienced Waiting and Bar Staff to join our existing team. Mark Sargeant, celebrity chef and ex-right-hand man to Gordon Ramsay, and The Pickled Egg Pub Company are now recruiting for experienced Front of House staff for both our beautiful country pubs The Five Bells in Brabourne and The Woolpack in Warehorne. This role …

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Kitchen Porters

The Woolpack

Mark Sargeant, celebrity chef and ex-right-hand man to Gordon Ramsay, and The Pickled Egg Pub Company are now recruiting for Kps at the iconic country pub The Woolpack in Warehorne. Along with sister pubs The Five Bells in Brabourne and The Radnor Arms in Folkestone, The Woolpack has recently been acquired by Mark and joins existing pub The Duke …

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Rocksalt Group

Experienced Pub General Managers and Assistant GMs

Rocksalt Group

We are looking for a highly motivated, industry-driven candidates with at least 1 years of pub management experience in a fast-paced, high volume, premium food and drink environment who will be responsible for ensuring the highest levels of service are maintained at all times. GM and Assistant GM positions available. Vacancies are available at …

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