Careers at Barrafina

At Barrafina there is a unique dynamic between the kitchen, the front of house team and the customer. Nieves and Jose are happy to hear from enthusiastic candidates who have drive and passion and want to work in an energetic and friendly restaurant environment. In return they offer competitive salaries, career development and training. For waiter positions please email your CV and covering letter to jose@barrafina.co.uk and for kitchen positions please email nieves@barrafina.co.uk.

Sam & Eddie Hart

Founders

Sam & Eddie Hart were born into the hospitality business. Their father, Tim Hart and Mallorcan raised mother Stefa Hart, own and operate the renowned Michelin starred Hambleton Hall in Rutland. Before opening their first restaurant, Fino, Eddie spent time living and working in Madrid and travelling around Spain. During this time his brother Sam was living in Mexico City running his own successful nightclub.

On Sam’s way back to London he met up with Eddie in Spain and it was not long before they both arrived back in London in search of a site to create something inspired by Cal Pep in Barcelona. They ended up with a much larger site that would become Fino. However, a few years later, in 2007 they opened Barrafina on Soho’s Frith Street, the perfect size for their concept. They opened the second Barrafina on Adelaide Street in July 2014 and the third on Covent Garden’s Drury Lane.

Nieves Barragán Mohacho

Executive Head Chef

Nieves Barragán Mohacho is Executive Head Chef of Barrafina. She was raised in the Basque country and in 2003, having worked her way across Spain before coming to London, Nieves joined Sam and Eddie. Between shifts in all three kitchens, Nieves makes regular trips to Spain to meet the producers she has worked closely with over the last twelve years. She also takes part in food festivals around Britain and won the Best Chef award at the 2015 GQ Food and Drink Awards.

Jose Etura

General Manager

Jose Etura is the General Manager of all three Barrafina restaurants. Jose came to London in 2007 at the age of 26 with the intention of learning English. He soon met Eddie Hart and has worked for the brothers at Barrafina ever since. Jose is originally from Valladolid and has an exceptional knowledge of regional Spanish dishes. He particularly enjoys working at Barrafina because of the customer interaction and the way the front of house teams merges with the kitchen teams at both sites.