A la carte Chef at Restaurant Sjöloftet in Brevik - Norway

A la carte chef at Restaurant Sjöloftet – permanent position


Sjöloftet was established in 1983 and is a family-owned restaurant house with a unique and pictorial location on the dockside at Brevik harbour. Our goal is to be the first choice in our area for guests who are looking for good service and good food in a unique setting.

We have an international cuisine and offers a la carte menu with main emphasis on seafood, and meat in addition to pasta and our original pizza from our own bakery. Sjøloftet has four cars for delivering food and is a significant player in catering in both the private and corporate markets. We also have a good online-order system.

Sjöloftet consists of Restaurant Sjöloftet with terrace, harbour-floating serving area, banquet facilities, and a pub. Sjöloftet also possesses a marina with service facilities, kiosk, ice-cream bar and two hotel rooms. Our kitchen that includes custom-made Palux line, CTX, Porkka, Rationals ++ Restaurant and kitchen was renovated and expanded in 2017.

Brevik is a beautiful small coastal town 160 km southwest of Norway’s capital Oslo. Her you can experience the Scandinavian living. The main airport Oslo Airport Gardermoen in located about 2 hours from Brevik. The closest one, Sandefjord Lufthavn Torp is located 30 minutes from us.


Job Description

We are looking for a skilled, passionate, and experienced à la carte chef.


• Participate in production, preparation and serving of food from our a la carte menu - both for the restaurant and take-away / delivery.

• Ensure that all food served is of the highest quality in terms of ingredients, taste, and presentation.

• Guide other support staff in the kitchen, such as pizza cooks / pizza drivers.

• Contribute to maintaining a good HACCP system for the kitchen in relation to cleaning, production, and food safety.



• Certificate as a chef with good knowledge of ingredients and HACCP

• Relevant experience from a la carte / restaurant kitchen - minimum 5 years

• Understanding of kitchen economy

• English speaking (or Scandinavian)


Personal characteristics:

• Interested in food

• Gentle and outgoing

• Service minded

• Flexible

• Good collaboration skills – both with chefs and younger staff

• Ability to work quickly, independently, structured and systematically under pressure.

• Ability to give and receive constructive messages / guidance

• Good health and physical shape


Working Hours: Normally 160 hours+ / month. 180 hours+ in summer season

Salary: From €21 / hour plus tip


We offer:

• Pleasant working environment and a good concept

• Stable and safe job

• Good wage conditions

• Staff apartment in walking distance from work for a low monthly cost

• Large kitchen that was new in 2017

• Start after agreement


Contact Person: Kristian Bull-Varn

Email: kristian@sjoloftet.com

Employer: Restaurant Sjöloftet, Storgata 6, 3950 Brevik - Norway, www.sjoloftet.no