Sous Chef-Authentic Middle Eastern Rest. Cafe-Open Kitchen-All In-House-6 Shifts-5 Days-42 Hrs

London (South), London (Greater)
04 Nov 2017
03 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Position: Sous Chef
Operation: Middle Eastern Restaurant Cafe
Location: SW London
Salary: £30,000 pa
Working Hrs: 5 Days / 6 Shifts (42 hrs)

Company Info

Stunning Middle Eastern 50-seat Restaurant Café in SW London – offering authentic regional cooking inspired by the Arabian Gulf – commitment to sourcing the very best ingredients from artisan UK and International suppliers; all made in house on a daily basis from high spec open kitchen.

Menus: breakfast / lunch / dinner (rolling menu changes)
Kitchen open from 8.00am to 10.00pm / 9.00pm on Sundays (7 days operation)

Opening to rave reviews and ongoing press interest – external catering and delivery service also available. Forward-thinking, trend-leading independent group with expansion planned.


Supporting the Owner-Chef in all aspects of kitchen management with small brigade (2 – 3 chefs & KAs). Duties include:

Menu planning – input and ideas encouraged

Deputising in the Chef’s absence: team direction & organisation, coordinating volume mise en place (fresh daily) for smooth fast paced all day service (mise en place intensive to facilitate quick dish assembly)

Food ordering, stock management, supplier relations & invoices, monthly stock audits, maintaining GP target, food wastage control

Team training & development, compliance & HACCP files and procedures, maintenance of kitchen & equipment

Professional well-structured forward-thinking group; strong work-life balance ethos and recognition-reward culture; good kitchen management training supported by ongoing development; new openings confirmed –

Desired Attributes

This would suit a creative Jnr / Sous chef who loves to cook and plan menus and has a good grasp of Middle Eastern cooking and ingredients.

Required skill set – confident at running service; strong plating and presentation skills; good communication and organisation levels; ability to work methodically; motivating and encouraging the team accordingly.

Salary & Benefits

Starting on £30,000 pa

Permanent contract subject to standard 3 months probationary period; regular performance related salary reviews; courses as required; new openings; workplace pension option; 28 days standard leave; staff discounts; meals on duty; laundered uniform; FAM trips and team excursions

Approx. 42 hrs p wk / 6 shifts over 5 days incl. Weekends

Immediate Start available / able to accommodate notice

In accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, candidates must prove their right to work in the UK – Verification of Documentation will be undertaken as part of FCR recruitment process


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