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Production Assistant

Secret Smokehouse
Hackney, London

Posted: 7 Mar 2023

Deadline: 21 Apr 2023

Compensation: £23,000 depending on experience

Paid Full-time Permanent


Job description

Secret Smokehouse is recruiting Production Assistants for their facility in Hackney’s London Fields, London E8. We cure and smoke fish and supply some of the best in the business - from Michelin Star chefs to London’s most exciting new food ventures including the Ritz and Fortnum & Mason.

Reporting into: Head of Production Hours: 45 hours per week (including 1 hour lunch) Mon-Fri (with the occasional Saturday and seasonal peaks) Location: London Fields, E8

***This job is Commi Chef kitchen level or above***

Main Responsibilities:

  • Specifically trained to cure and smoke all our fish products, using the original ethos and techniques of London’s previous generations of smokers.
  • Trained in pin-boning to produce handcrafted oak smoked fish to the highest possible quality.
  • Developing these skills in the curing & smoking process in order to take responsibility for producing high quality smoked fish products to some of the best retail and restaurant accounts in the U.K., including The Ritz, Fortnum&Mason
  • Maintaining the highest hygiene and food safety standards around the smokehouse production area and general  help around the smokehouse


  • Previous experience in the catering industry would be an advantage.
  • Passion for food and a desire to become part of a dynamic, fast growing team.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, ESOL Level 2
  • Hard worker with can-do attitude and willingness to learn
  • Good interpersonal & team working skills
  • Highly organised
  • Punctual with time and efficiency
  • Self motivated and resourceful
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK

***These responsibilities are not an exhaustive list and there may be other duties undertaken***

Benefits Pension Staff Discounts in our shop Breakfast once a week Lunch once a week Uniforms provided

Application information

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About Secret Smokehouse

We smoke salmon, trout, kippers and haddock in our arch at Mentmore Terrace, E8, next to Hackney’s London Fields, and supplies some of the best in the business - from Michelin Star chefs to London’s most exciting new food ventures.