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Sous chef - Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells, Kent
13.50 Per Hour
Closing date
5 Jul 2022

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Sous chef - Tunbridge Wells

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 sous chef  

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

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

  • a brilliant hourly rate + earn up to £1,000 bonus per year (OTE £33,000+ per annum)
  • weekly pay, every friday 
  • 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 help you step up to senior sous + head chef  
  • apprenticeship opportunities (including degree level) | 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  
  • during your shift, you create a positive kitchen environment where your team feel welcomed + cared for  
  • you help spot, nuture + develop talent within the back of house team 
  • you hold brilliant team briefs + shift handovers 
  • share your passion + knowledge of wagamama food, ingredients + cooking techniques manage the line effectively so every dish served is of high quality + served to spec 
  • you ensure the back of house team is fully trained on all dishes  
  • you deal with guest feedback on shift + make improvements for future shifts 
  • you understand the importance of growing sales + protecting profit and actively support this through your shifts 
  • you support your head chef to effectively control gp  
  • you make sure you follow food safety and health + safety standards throughout your shift 
  • you solve any minor maintenance issues on shift, escalating any bigger issues  

about you |  

  • you've got demonstrable management experience in a fast-paced kitchen 
  • you've got demonstrable experience running a shift 
  • you're experienced working with online delivery companies + running a smooth take out operation during your shift  
  • you're a real people person, with a passion for food + achieving results with your team 
  • you've got a good understanding of how to control gp + manage a labour budget 
  • you have a strong understanding of food safety and health + safety procedures  
  • you're passionate about people, you care about your guests + your team, creating a positive place to be 
  • you have previously helped to develop junior chefs within your team  
  • 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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