The Balloon Tree is a local independent business which prides itself on employing those from the local community.

Cafe team member Jake, serving food to our cafe customers
Team member Caroline, with a freshly prepared strawberry roulade
Chef, Matt at work in the kitchen

We offer a flexible, nurturing and varied working environment where you are respected as a person and not just an employee.

We are currently recruiting for a few essential members of our team. All details of job roles & contact details are available below. Please complete an application form & send that and a CV to the

Chef de Partie

A rare opportunity for a Chef de Partie to join our Kitchen team, based just outside of York. An amazing opportunity for work-life balance in the catering industry, offering 40 hours per week.

About Us:
Join The Balloon Tree team as a Chef de Partie, supporting our Head Chef & Kitchen Team in delivering our outstanding fresh food menu to our 120 seater indoor café, plus 120 covers of outdoor seating in the warmer months. Our menus are seasonally driven, emphasizing fresh ingredients and local produce, catering to a diverse clientele.

Contract: Full-time (40 hours), day shifts only, with some weekends.
Wage: From £26,500.00 per year


  • 40 hour working week over 5 days
  • Day time shifts only (8am until 5pm)
  • No evening or night time work
  • Fair weekend time off between the team
  • TRONC in addition to salary

A Driving License is preferred, as we are based just outside of York. We are on a bus route, so exceptions may be made for the right candidate.

Why Join The Balloon Tree:
At The Balloon Tree, we pride ourselves on our commitment to quality, seasonality, and supporting local producers. Joining our team means becoming part of a community that values these principles and strives to offer an exceptional experience to our guests. If you’re enthusiastic, dedicated, and eager to contribute to a thriving local business, we’d love to welcome you aboard!

How to Apply:
We’d love to hear more about you. Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience to