Senior sous chef - London

London, Greater London
1.00 Per Annum + Tips, bonus + benefits depends on Experience
Closing date
9 Jun 2022

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Senior sous chef - London

about wagamama |    

inspired by fast paced, japanese ramen bars, wagamama brings the fresh, flavours of asia to all. a little ginger to warm you up. chillies that kick. noodles to nourish the body and soul. 

we're not just a company, we're a family whereby our beliefs and shared values create our strong culture epitomized by our people mantra of  'be you, be wagamama'  

our kitchens |  

we take pride in our kitchens; maintenance is a priority + we have state-of-the-art equipment. our standards are high. our ingredients are cooked fresh. we serve hot food when it's ready. you'll find no microwaves or heat lamps here. our open kitchens mean you get to interact with our guests spreading positivity from bowl to soul 

be you | be a senior sous chef  

you don't need previous experience cooking asian food . what's important is you've got experience leading a team in a fast-paced kitchen 

be part of one of the uk's fastest growing restaurant brands, and in return you'll get |     

  • a brilliant salary paid every 4 weeks + earn up to £3,000 bonus per year (OTE £35,500+ per annum)
  • 48-hour contract + 28 days holiday 
  • an average of 9.6 hours per shift, 5 days a week. 2 days off per week   
  • free wagamama meal on shift  
  • clean chef whites on every shift 
  • christmas day off  
  • dedicated  6-week  training programme when you start
  • internal development programmes to support you to step up to head chef
  • apprenticeship opportunities (including degree level) i gain national qualifications
  • company pension scheme  
  • financial wellbeing support   
  • 30% discount at wagamama + other trg brands when dining with friends +  family 
  • perkbox | retail, gyms + restaurant discounts    

what you'll do |

  • depending on the shift you work, you may start as early as 7am or finish as late as midnight. you will work an average of 9.6 hours per shift   
  • create a positive kitchen environment where your team feel welcomed + cared for  
  • share your passion + knowledge of wagamama food, ingredients + cooking techniques with your whole team 
  • work alongside your head chef to train the whole team to ensure quality + consistency in every dish served 
  • manage the line effectively to ensure all food is delivered on time, meeting demands of service 
  • deal with guest feedback + implement appropriate action plans, spotting opportunities to improve the teams performance 
  • you support your head chef to effectively control gp + labour budgets 
  • you understand the business, it's goals + objectives  
  • ensure your kitchen is always clean + safe for your team + guests  
  • you make sure you follow food safety and health + safety standards throughout your shift 
  • you work with your head chef to manage the maintenance + upkeep of your kitchen  

about you |  

  • you've got demonstrable experience leading a team in a fast-paced kitchen 
  • you're a real people person, with a passion for food + achieving results with your team 
  • you're experienced working with online delivery companies + running a take out operation 
  • you've got a good understanding of how to control gp + manage a labour budget 
  • your previous kitchens are always clean, safe + you have a strong understanding of food safety + health and safety procedures  
  • you have a good understanding of budgets + p&l + financial targets  
  • you're passionate about people, you care about your guests + your team, creating a positive place to be 
  • you always recognise succession is vital + have previously helped to build strong talent pipelines by developing your teams 
  • you're a brilliant communicator, own what you do + embraces change  


if that sounds like you, click apply below!

wagamama is an equal opportunity employer. we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees 

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