Applicant Services

London Central/West End, London

£20000 - £24000 / Per Year
London Central/West End, London, UK
London Central/West End, London
4 days ago

Thamesmead's newest Café & Bar is looking to recruit an experienced Chef with a passion for developing and producing fresh, locally sourced dishes.

Cafe Chef

£22,035 p.a. /£11.30 per hour plus competitive benefits

Thamesmead, SE2

Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to join a local charity that has been serving the local community for over 150 years through inclusive programmes in health and wellbeing, childcare, housing and youth work.

Their all-day café venue offers fresh food, great coffee and an amazing terrace that overlooks South Mere Lake.

They are looking for an experienced Chef to join their team and oversee the day-to-day operations in our kitchen. 

The ideal candidate will have restaurant experience along with a passion for fresh food.

As the Café Chef, you will work closely with the Executive Chef to come up with creative and innovative offers and events whilst managing a team in a busy environment.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Training and supervising staff.
  • Delivery of exceptional operational standards.
  • With the help of the Executive Chef, implement seasonal offers and dishes based on customer preferences and feedback. 
  • Oversee food standards and quality in all fresh food areas.
  • Writing the monthly rota for supervised staff for sign off by the Executive Chef. 
  • To be responsible for the cleanliness and hygiene and standards of the food services areas ensuring all aspects of the Food Safety Act are maintained. 
  • To attend regular team meetings with other members of the senior staff and Executive Chef.


  • At least 3 years’ catering experience in the hospitality industry, preferably in a café/restaurant environment. 
  • Full understanding / training in back of house operations. 
  • Food hygiene certificate. 
  • Sound knowledge of food health and safety regulations.
  • Exemplary management and leadership skills. 
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills.

Additional Information: 

  • Salary: £22,031 per annum / £11.30 per hour
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, including some weekends. No split shifts, some evenings may be required depending on the demands of the business.

Staff benefits include but are not limited to:

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays - increases with service. 
  • Development opportunities.
  • Free onsite gym membership and discounted family memberships at our Romford site.
  • 50% discount on YMCA provided childcare.
  • HSF Health Cash Plan, generous pension scheme and life assurance scheme. 
  • Season ticket / bicycle loan. 
  • Free onsite parking. 

Our client is passionate providing opportunities to those who are the most in need and strongly encourages applications from applicants of a BAME background, those with a disability and those who identify as LGTBQ+. 

How to apply for the Café Chef role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any supporting documents.

You must be eligible to work in the UK.

Other suitable skills and experience includes Chef de Cuisine, Sous Chef, Commis Chef, Chef in Charge, Head of Kitchen, Chief Chef, Section Chef, Chef de Partie, Restaurant Chef, Hotel Restaurant Chef, Chef Thamesmead, Chef London, Food Preparation, Hospitality, Head Chef.

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