Join The Team

The Idle Rocks re opened in 2013 after significant investment and in 2015 the St Mawes Hotel joined us. In 2020 we will re-position our cuisine to reflect the style of our new Head Chef Dorian Janmaat. We are now looking for an established & talented individuals to join the team.

If there is not a role suitable for you below, we are always willing to hear from talented individuals across the whole hospitality sector. This includes: Food & Beverage, Housekeeping, Maintenance & Management. If you would like us to consider you for a role that is not listed below, please send your CV to, with a covering letter explaining why you’d be a valued addition to our team.

Why join us at The Idle Rocks & St Mawes Hotel?

• Led by a passionate team with a shared vision to become the best hotel in the South West
• A beautiful seaside location, in the coastal community of St Mawes with a fast growing reputation as a culinary destination
• To be part of Dorian Janmaat’s ambition to make The Idle Rocks, one of the best restaurants in Cornwall.

What We Can Offer?

• A structured programme of internships and work placements for students studying hospitality management
• Seasonal placements in a variety of roles for students looking to support their studies during the summer break
• Exciting graduate opportunities for those looking to progress their career
• Live in accommodation available to assist with relocation and for seasonal roles

Our Current Roles:

Head Sommelier

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Food & Beverage Service team as a Supervisor and Head Sommelier. Our cuisine reflects the style of our new Head Chef Dorian Janmaat, who joins us following 3 years as...
Jobs at The Idle Rocks, Cornwall

Front Of House Staff

Do you have a passion for impeccable service, with an eye for detail, and going that extra mile to ensure all guests have the best possible experience. You could be who we are looking for. We have a fantastic opportunity...
a chocolate desert with icecream

Chef de Partie – Pastry

In 2020 we will reposition our cuisine to reflect the style of our new Head Chef Dorian Janmaat, who joins us following 3 years as Head Chef at Raymond Blanc’s 2 x Michelin starred Restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Dorian...


The Idle Rocks Hotel in St Mawes, are looking for a Receptionist to join there team, we are looking for a strong team player with good attention to detail, be a natural host, and lead by example at all times....

Commis Chef – Pastry

An exciting opportunity to come and join the kitchen team at the Award Winning Luxury Boutique Hotel in St Mawes, and The Idle Rocks Hotel and Restaurant Cornwall We are re-positioning our cuisine to reflect the style of our new...

Chef de Partie

We have an exciting opportunity to come and join the team here within the Award Winning Luxury Boutique St Mawes Hotel and The Idle Rocks Restaurant and Hotel, as Chef de Partie In 2020 we will reposition our cuisine to...
sea trout dish on a white plate

Commis Chef

Do you have a genuine passion for Cornwall, its food and its people? Would you enjoy a challenging and rewarding role whilst working in a coastal community? If so, this could be your next move. In 2020 we will reposition...

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Book your stay with Idle Rocks online, reserve your restaurant table with us direct or why not have a look at our beautiful partner Hotel, The St Mawes Hotel.
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St Mawes Hotel

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