Job Opportunities

As an expanding company we‘re always on the lookout for people who share our passions to become part of our team for the summer season. From professional chefs to temporary waiting and bar staff, if you love good food and believe in exceptional customer service then we’d love to hear from you.

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Venne Manager - Port House - Port Solent - Post Available from January 2019

General Manager – Port House

Job Description for the position of Port House Manager

Port House, Marina Keep, Portsmouth, PO6 4TH

We are looking for a venue Manager at our waterside venue the Port house in Port Solent

Purpose of the Post:

  • Driving the business forward and managing profitability around the vision and values of the company.
  • Delivering a high level of customer service is paramount. Being at the forefront of the operation, driving and exceeding customer expectations at all times.
  • Ensuring that all health and safety is maintained and rules and regulations regarding licensing laws are carried out and displayed at all times.

For a full job description please send your CV to Sally@ Vanillacatering

Junior Event Manager

We are looking for a junior Event manger based at our HQ in Southampton .Would suit a recent graduate, for further details email

Event chefs

We are always on the look out for talented chefs. From the school leaver keen to get into the industry to the experienced event chef.

Would you like to join our professional team of chefs ? if so you need to be enthusiastic, hardworking, passionate about fresh local seasonal produce, willing to work long unsociable hours and above all have a great sense of humour, you will never need to use a microwave in our kitchen ! No day is the same in event catering and working with Vanilla you will be providing fine dining in venues such as HMS Victory, The Bombay sapphire distillery and Sir Ben Ainslie’s HQ to name just a few.

Interested, ready to ditch the microwave ? then send your CV to

Part Time Waiting and Bar Staff

We are looking for Part time waiting staff and bar staff for local events. Hours of work will vary. Previous experience desirable but not essential as full training will be given. All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK and have a valid NI number. Please send CV to

Temp Bar staff needed to work at events.

Working hours will be Friday, Saturday / Sunday approx. 25 hours. Must be able to drive vans (clean driving license essential and over 21 for insurance purposes ) and must be prepared to work late at night. This is a very physical job which involves a lot of lifting of stock etc

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