Café Rouge

Kitchen Assistant - Southgate

23 Sep 2016
21 Oct 2016
Job Type
Full Time

Excellent development and benefits, free meals, discount Are you as passionate about teamwork as you are about food? We’re looking for ambitious Kitchen Assistants to help our chefs cook up a storm. Say Bonjour to a career at Café Rouge…

At Café rouge we’re proud of our iconic brand and our 26 year heritage.  We pride ourselves on our passion for good food, good wine and brilliant service.  Our restaurants exude atmosphere and charm and so do our people! 

Right now, we have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Kitchen Assistant to join the Rouge family.  We’re looking for someone who has aspirations to learn all aspects of the kitchen and to be a real support to the chefs.

As a Café Rouge Kitchen Assistant, you’ll be an important member of the Kitchen Brigade and a source of support to your kitchen team.   Your main responsibility will be to assist the kitchen and restaurant teams in delivering the menu and running all aspects of the kitchen – keeping it a safe, clean and compliant environment. You’ll use your passion and enthusiasm to help the kitchen run smoothly and safely. You’ll have career aspirations too – our Kitchen Assistants are our future Chefs and Kitchen Managers!

The role:

  • Ensure basic cleaning jobs are carried out as quickly as possible.
  • Collect and wash up pots and pans.
  • Clean food preparation areas and equipment, in addition to crockery and cutlery.
  • Unload food and equipment deliveries.
  • Keep the storeroom organised.
  • Keep work surfaces, walls and floors clean and sanitised.
  • Assisting the chefs in all aspect of food preparation when required


You’ll be a real team player, and have guest service at the heart of what you do.  You’ll have an approachable manner and a “hands on” attitude. You’ll also have an eye for detail, and the ability to drive standards and exceed guest expectations.  When it comes to supporting your colleagues, you’ll deliver.  Above all though, you’ll share our values – you’ll be passionate, confident, caring and trustworthy taking pride in all that you do. 

If you share our big appetite for success, are passionate and ambitious, and if you live and breathe food, hospitality and outstanding service then we want to hear from you!


As a company that's proud of its brilliant people, we believe in the opportunity to recognise and develop brilliant talent.  That's why we offer a number of courses and training programmes to help our stars develop and reach their career potential.  Whether you are just starting out in your career, a Supervisor with big aspirations, an experienced Head Chef or an established high performing Manager with a proven track record – there is a development plan for you.  If this isn’t enough, we offer a whole realm of fantastic benefits and incentives. And because life isn't only about work, we offer excellent annual leave entitlement too.

Picture yourself at Café Rouge - Where you learn, grow & have fun….the Rouge way