HonkyTonk Wine Library Chef Position

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious chef to work alongside the head chef & assistant manager Donovan Spencer.

Honkytonk Wine Library has fast become one of Plymouths destination hospitality places to visit. Standards are high to help maintain our reputation of good food and service

Job Description


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience
  • Competitive Salary for the right individual (reviewed annually)
  • Based: Sutton Harbour Plymouth
  • Tips
  • Wine Training
  • Pension contribution
  • CV Required

If you are looking for a fresh start for 2022 and if an extremely ambitious business and team appeals to your skill set. Then HonkyTonk could be a place that you can grow, learn, and practice your ideas.
This role will be an opportunity to grow into an all-rounder from kitchen to learn about wine and retail. Ideally, we are looking for someone to replace Chef Don as he migrates his role to manager of Honkytonk. So its important you are a team player and willing to help in all areas from the kitchen porter to the front of house staff. More about the role:Chef
Working for Honkytonk Wine Library will be a demanding role, but with a rewarding happy vibe…Like most hospitality businesses we need to be flexible and adapt to trends and conditions of the business more so now in 2022 to help match the ambition of the business, so your role will have elements of the following

  • Flexible route
  • Working to high standards
  • Adhere and implementing H&S and F&H standards
  • Food preparation.
  • Stock taking and stock rotation
  • Menu planning with head chef
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience

Who you are?

  • As a talented chef looking for your next step, willing to grow your career:
  • Ambitious and Patient to grow with a young company
  • Understanding the key communication skills with staff and customers
  • Flexibility
  • Understands the true value of customer relationship
  • Mad about food
  • Own means of commuting to and from work
  • Willing to learn about Wine
  • A sense of humour

Who we are?

HonkyTonk Wine Library opened its doors September 2018 and has enjoyed growth month, month. The co-owners Fitz & Zoe Spencer, who from completely different background? cryptocurrency tumbler Fitz spent many years as a chef himself along many years in the wine trade a passion for both food and great wine, along with other businesses interests
Zoe holds the key to both design and the business operational day to day running. A background in clerical office management organisation.
Donovan Spencer has had vast experience as a chef and worked in some of the south west key hotel and restaurant. Bags of energy and a key eye for detail.
HonkyTonk clientele ranges from age 30 plus, mainly women lead, followed by couples, along with a good local business following.
Our food is all about sharing, which reflects within our menus.

It is important you understand we are not like mainstream restaurants. Donavan has developed amazing sharing boards that have become extremely popular with our growing clientele.

We run events from wine tasting, to Jazz roast Sunday, and Comedy nights.

Honkytonk has plans of expanding in 2022 /23 so our staff our very much key to our growth. We are very much about putting our customer and staff first as our ethos is very much about creating a warm welcoming environment.


We understand catering is a hard trade to work in, So our aim to maintain a happy family vibe where laughter is key but most of all respect of your co-workers and helping us all to gel, which is more important than your experience. As happy team, creates happy an environment to work in.


If this is of interest please contact Donovan Spencer

[email protected]

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