As an independent, family owned company Hook Norton Brewery is always looking for motivated individuals who are keen to work hard within a small but committed team of people who are passionate about what they do and what they produce.

Hook Norton is an equal opportunities employer.


Event & Wedding Planner

We are looking for a successful and enthusiastic event and wedding planner to work within our Malthouse to help manage events including private parties, corporate events, business meetings, conferences and weddings.


  • Event planning, design and production while managing all project delivery elements within time limits
  • Liaise with clients to identify their needs and to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Conduct market research, gather information and negotiate contracts prior to closing any deals
  • Provide feedback and periodic reports to stakeholders
  • Propose ideas to improve provided services and event quality
  • Organize facilities and manage all event’s details such as decor, catering, entertainment, transportation, location, invitee list, special guests, equipment, promotional material etc
  • Ensure compliance with insurance, legal, health and safety obligations
  • Specify staff requirements and coordinate their activities
  • Cooperate with marketing and PR to promote and publicise event
  • Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on the event day
  • Conduct pre- and post – event evaluations and report on outcomes
  • Research market, identify event opportunities and generate interest 
  • Report directly to the General Manager.
  • Assist with Brewery events both on and off site.
  • Attend wedding fairs, trade shows and exhibitions
  • Produce list of nominated and trusted suppliers for corporate events and weddings
  • Assist in the shop and MaltHouse restaurant where required.


  • Minimum 2 years proven experience as an events planner or organizer
  • Impressive portfolio of previously managed events (weddings, meetings, parties, corporate events)
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Sales skills and ability to build productive business relationships
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently
  • Willing to submit references from previous clients



Head Chef

We are looking for an experienced Head Chef with a passion for food for our Malthouse restaurant.

As Head Chef your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage and develop our kitchen team, both full time and casual.
  • Work with the General Manager on implementing new menus and processes.
  • Assess, negotiate and work with suppliers, to receive the best quality produce and the best market price, adhering to budgets and due diligence.
  • Liaise with suppliers – Manage all food procurement, stock inwards, stock management and minimise wastage.
  • Manage staffing rotas, hours, holidays, lieu days and cover
  • Control and minimise all kitchen associated costs without detriment to the business or service.
  • Ensure the kitchen operates efficiently and budgets are managed successfully.
  • Hold regular team meetings and briefing to ensure good team communication and cascade of information.
  • Ability to calculate margins on a dish by dish basis.
  • Aware of market trends with the ability to adapt.
  • Flexibility in working hours and location as the business dictates.


  • Head chef: 3 years (Required) or would consider Sous Chef looking to make the step up.
  • Experience of catering for functions and events would be an advantage.

If you are interested in applying for any of our vacancies please send your C.V and covering letter to