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‘Leiths students have become an integral part of the business. It’s a relationship I hope will continue as we build our business and in return I hope to offer the students from Leiths an exciting entry into the life of a fast-paced London kitchen. Watching a student grow into a true professional gives me great pleasure.’
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HEAD CHEF for new neighbourhood wine bar
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September start/SE15

New neighbourhood wine bar in Peckham offering a seasonal menu, with open kitchen and kitchen-counter seating as well as a restaurant and bar area is looking for a Head Chef. A great opportunity for someone with Sous Chef experience looking to take on their first Head Chef role. You would be working alongside the chef owner and 2 other chefs in a kitchen that is fun, collaborative and creative. The ideal candidate with have broad food knowledge from around the world and have their finger on the pulse of the London restaurant scene. Sustainability is important as well as fostering a positive work environment

KEBAB CHEFS - full and part-time
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immediate start/Shoreditch and Paddington

A young company run by two brother making the best kebabs in London, is looking for full and part-time chefs at both of their sites in Shoreditch and Paddington with the option to also be involved with the festival and catering circuits using their new food truck. You will be a team player who is sociable and keen to get involved with good hygiene standards, reliable and honest. It is a growing business so there is room to progress; you will be responsible for food prep before your shift, setting up your food station, lighting and maintaining the barbecue, cooking on the charcoal mangal; taking and ordering stock after your shift.

BRUNCH CHEF needed NW3
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immediate start/NW3

Brunch chef needed for a cafe in Hampstead serving breakfasts and brunches between 7.30amm and 4pm. The position is full-time.

CHEF needed for FOOD PLATTER company in KENSINGTON
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immediate start/Kensington

Innovative and unique catering company creating beautifully presented and delicious food platters for corporate and private events is looking for a Chef. Based justnear High Street Kensington, the enthusiastic and hardworking team is looking for someone with creativity and a positive, hardworking attitude. Clients include Nike, Topshop and Facebook. The role would involve food preparation; recipe and menu planning; creating and designing platters; assisting with food orders; maintaining kitchen; stock management; new product ideas and development. It is a full-time role with a minimum of 32 hours per week. The role requires flexibility depending on the orders for that week. As many orders are fro breakfast and lunch platters, chef would need to be happy with early starts.

Chef for Yoga Retreat - 7 weeks in Dordogne
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30th August start/Dordogne

Experienced chef able to produced good restaurant quality food is needed to cater for guests at a yoga retreat in France. The location is a chateau on a beautiful estate. Chef will be catering for 12-20 people, depending on the numbers each week. Breakfast is a buffet of homemade granola and yoghurt; cheeses, bread, pastries, fresh fruit salad; lunch is cold and plated - 2 courses of salads and protein; dinner is 3 courses plated - soups/salads to start; fish, chicken or duck main and pudding. Chef will cater for vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy free. French cuisine is ideal. French speaker preferred and a driver - there is use of a car.

CDP for BRUNCH CAFE in Wimbledon
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immediate start/SW19

A brunch cafe during the day, serving small plates at night, is looking for a full-time chef to join a young, creative team. You will be trained in order to be able to lead brunch service by yourself as well as having input into the menu and daily lunch specials. Small plates in the evenings are paired with exclusive wines.

AD HOC FREELANCE WORK FOR CATERING COMPANY N3
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ad hoc/N3

A Finchley-based caterer is looking for trainee chefs to help with prepping for catering jobs on an ad hoc basis. Qualification not important. Also looking for fully qualified, experienced chefs to assist on jobs in domestic and commercial kitchens for events.

New Cafe opening in Hammersmith needs Sous and Commis
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End of July start/W6

An independent 40-seater coffee shop/cafe opening at the end of July 2019 is looking for a talented and passionate sous chef and commis chef who want to work in a fun, friendly environment within a lovely community. An opportunity to join a forward thinking business at the beginning of its journey. 40 hours per week with 2 days off and 4 weeks holiday per annum.

YOGA RETREAT CENTRE in Andalusia
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July 2019 start/Cadiz, Spain

A yoga retreat centre in Andalusia is looking for a junior sous chef to join an international team. With a professional qualification, you will have at 2-3 years experience working in a professional kitchen. 40 hours per week with 2 days off, catering for up to 100 guests. Contract is for a minimum of 1 year, so you will be happy to relocate to Spain. Accommodation, 3 organic meals per day, twice daily yoga classes, use of the swimming pool and sauna are included.

Leiths is looking for a tech-savvy Social Media and Marketing Assistant
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July/August start/W12

Leiths School of Food and Wine is looking for a new Social Media and Marketing Assistant. The ideal candidate with be full of creative energy, flexible and adaptable, with a keen eye for detail. We are looking for someone who will keep content standards high, engage with customers online, and continue to find new ways to develop our social media presence and keep things interesting, bringing our authoritative cookery training to new audiences. We are also looking for someone who likes technology and who is able to master new software reasonably quickly; we will provide training on using Craft, Hootsuite, Campaign Monitor, Facebook Analytics and Google Analytics and then expect the candidate to use these tools on a regular basis. Intelligence, creativity and the desire to keep learning are more important than extensive experience. This is an ideal first or second role for a graduate looking to learn new skills, boost their CV and work for a fantastic creative brand. The successful candidate will join our knowledgeable, supportive three-person marketing team. They will work in a friendly, collaborative environment, where new ideas are welcomed from staff at all levels. A free, good quality, substantial lunch is provided every day, and complimentary tea, coffee and fruit are available throughout the day. Staff benefits include pension, cycle scheme, subsidised counselling, tax free childcare scheme and the potential to attend Leiths courses at special rates. There is a good work/life balance; any extra hours worked are given back as time in lieu.

Applicants must have a formal degree or diploma in marketing, media or communications

A full job description and how to apply is available. APPLICATION DEADLINE 3RD JULY 2019

PUDDINGS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - Somerset
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immediate start/Somerset

A pioneering frozen food company and one of the country's 100 Best Companies To Work For, is looking for a Puddings Development Manager to be the bridge between the Food Team and Puddings department, in leading and inspiring the creative development of all new puddings to drive growth through innovative concepts, formats and ingredients in order to make sure that they stay relevant to their customers' needs.

The role is based in Somerset. Full job description available.

NEW OPENING IN HAMPTON COURT needs chefs of all levels to work under Michelin Star Chef
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immediate start/KT8

New hotel opening in Hampton Court is looking for a team of chefs of all levels from Sous, to CDP and Commis. Working with a Michelin Star chef, this is a fabulous opportunity for anyone interested in a dynamic career in cooking.

Sous: experience essential in a Michelin star or independent restaurant. Mostly British menu, working with all fresh local ingredients. You will be able to run a team when the Head Chef is not there, good knowledge of ordering, financials and food waste.

CDP: Experience or training essential. Good food knowledge, willing to learn and to be inspired by two very talented chefs. Team player, professional, hardworking.

Commis: as above, but less experience required.

FULL-TIME DELI CHEF in Kennington SE11
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immediate start/SE11

Full-time Deli Chef needed for this popular cafe and shop in Kennington. No specific qualification required, but must have experience in a similar environment. Hours are Monday - Friday or Tuesday - Saturday 40 hours per week. Good hours, paid holiday, 40% staff discount. You will be cooking modern, deli-type food on a daily basis to a consistently high standard. They have a number of blue chip catering clients who expect a certain style and quality of food. Proprietors have both worked for Konditor & Cook in the past.

PASSIONATE BAKER for fast growing home bakery
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immediate start/SW7

Full-time junior baker needed who is passionate about baking but good at taking instruction. The business is a fast-growing home bakery. Cakes are baked to order, but the orders are long!

JUNIOR CHEF FOR POPULAR EVENT COMPANY
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immediate start/SW18

Popular event catering company is looking for a passionate Junior Chef to join their production kitchen team producing unique event catering food for some of London's coolest venues.

CDP for new start up in SOHO
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end June start/W1

New start up offering a compact men serving fresh, fast food, with an emphasis on provenance, sustainability and flavour is looking for a CDP. Enthusiasm, flexibility and positive hard working attitude are valued. High standards are expected given the menu and the location so must be driven, motivated and serious about food. Full and part-time roles available.

SOUS CHEF for new start up in SOHO
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end June start/W1

New start-up offering a compact menu serving fresh, fast food, with an emphasis on provenance, sustainability and flavour is looking for a confident Sous Chef. You will be driven and organised with a commitment to constantly deliver. With strong leadership and managerial skills, you will be in charge when the Head Chef is not in the kitchen and be expected to develop good relationships with all members of the team. Full and part-time roles available.

Full-time chef for cafe in East Sussex
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immediate start/Wadhurst

Full-time chef required for a cafe in Wadhurst, East Sussex. 40 hours per week, free food and hot drinks on shift, no split shifts, no evening work.

COOKERY SCHOOL TECHNICIAN, Cheltenham
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September start/Cheltenham

Independent school in Cheltenham is looking for a Cookery School Technician for 28 hours per week to provide practical support to the Cookery School, students and staff providing technical advice and assistance in the classroom and assisting with the provision of learning activities. A full job description is available, along with the application process. Closing date is 9am on Tuesday 4th June.

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT CHEF
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immediate start/SW11

Well-known vegan brand is looking for a junior development chef to join the team. You will work with the co-founders to design, develop, test and write exceptional plant-based recipes for their social media channels, website, online courses and cookbooks; work fast and efficiently in a start-up environment; be passionate about changing people's attitudes and opinions of plant-based food for the better.

COMMUNITY CAFE AND BAR IN ERITH needs Full- and Part-time Chefs
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immediate start/Erith

Newly launched cafe and bar providing daytime and evening food and drink, with a zero-waste ethos and using local and seasonal produced cooked fresh on site each day, is looking for a full-time and a part-time chef to build on the successful launch. You will be developing and delivering new seasonal menus and working with the Cafe Manager and directors to create an exciting programme of events and projects. This includes supporting the creation of a kitchen garden which will be used by the cafe and by the community for learning activities.

Sous Chef - SW17
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immediate start/SW17

Small, independent restaurant in Tooting is look for a sous chef to execute and present dishes written by head chef, estimate and stock daily food supply and manage staff. Ideally, candidates will have experience working in a commercial kitchen with fresh produce. The position will suit an ambitious chef who wants the opportunity to create dishes and add to the present menu.

CDP North London
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immediate start/Crouch End

Neighbourhood restaurant situated between Finsbury Park and Crouch End serving Modern British Food is looking to hire a CDP. 40 hours per week, minimum 3 years experience in similar role.

Commis and Demi Chefs for popular, family run business
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immedate start/W1

Established, family run restaurant with a great reputation for serving fresh middle eastern food using only the best produce, with everything made in-house from bread to pickles, to cakes, jams and desserts, is looking for commis chefs and demi-chefs on a full-time and permanent basis. A place you can learn a lot, make friends and progress your career.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY IN FULHAM
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July 2019/SW6

The soon-to-be-opened and relaunched Parsons Green Sports and Social Club in Fulham, is proposing to lease the commercial kitchen to an established catering company that will continue their business on site, and expand it to include the club’s catering requirements. These will include a variety of commercial and private functions (max 200 people), plus food service in the members’ bar. This will comprise daytime snacks and light pub-style evening meals. The club building also includes 27 luxury flats for rent, and the tenants will also be club members, so there is the possibility to extend on-site private catering. If you are a catering business interested in this opportunity, contact us for more details, floorplans etc.

Kitchen Assistant for eating disorder clinic in Central London
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immediate start/W1

An innovative and unique role providing the opportunity to develop knowledge and practical clinical skills within the specific area of eating disorders. The chef will be working alongside a talented head chef supporting the delivery of bespoke, therapeutic meals to clients and to the multidisciplinary team of psychologists, dietitians, occupational therapists and psychotherapists. The chef will assist in creating a home style cooking environment which is friendly and efficient and will work alongside the dietitian to create suitable menus that will encourage clients to develop their relationship with food.

As well as managing kitchen safety and hygiene, the chef will be supportive, sensitive and encouraging within the client group whilst keeping strong boundaries, able to work quickly and accurately during mealtimes to enable reduction of client anxiety.

Fulltime Sous Chef EC4
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immediate start/EC4

Small, independent, growing business is looking for a fulltime sous interested in creating and developing the menu, planning weekly specials, sourcing produce, writing and costing the recipes to present to the Founder and then once approved serving with care and attention to detail to customers. Emphasis is on a changing seasonal menu, creating bold flavours and not being shy to try something new. Ideally, candidates will have experience working in a commercial kitchen working with fresh produce.

CHEF for health food cafe in BOUTIQUE GYM
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immediate start/W8

Health food cafe based in a boutique gym in Kensington is looking for a chef. All food is prepared on site and full training will be provided so minimal experience necessary just an enthusiasm and passion for healthy food. The Deli menu changes every two weeks, so lots of room to be creative, seasonal and on trend.

JUNIOR CHEF for West London Caterer
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immediate start/NW10

A West London-based events catering company with a passion for cooking, for parties and people, for nature, the environment and for high quality, seasonal produce is looking for a Junior Chef to join the team. Minimum 3 days a week 8am-5pm. Lots of overtime available.

Head Chef - newly re-opened pub in Devon
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April 2019/Oakford, Devon

Popular village pub under new ownership needs a Head Chef. Accommodation can be provided.

Sous Chef for East Sussex Wine Estate
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immediate start/East Sussex

Creative and passionate Sous Chef is needed to join the team at a stunning wine estate in East Sussex. The restaurant is headed up by a Michelin star-winning chef who has created a menu that draws on the best produce available. The perfect candidate will have the ability to help with menu planning and will have a strong work ethic. 2-4 years experience working as a Sous Chef and the confidence to lead a small team will be required. A great opportunity to learn and develop abilities whilst being part of a growing business. Restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and Friday and Saturday for dinner. The job will be based on a four day week including two evenings.

BRUNCH CHEF - weekends only
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immediate start/EC2

Weekend Brunch Chef needed to join the team at a Shoreditch coffee shop. The company is a leading specialty coffee roaster in the UK with 6 coffee shops based across London and Cornwall. Seasonality, provenance and tractability are at the heart of the supply chain. The successful candidate will take the lead in food preparation, with an opportunity to establish a new food offering. No evening work - hours are 8am - 5pm Saturdays and Sundays. 2 years minimum working as a CDP or above in a busy kitchen environment. Brunch service experience a plus. Supporters the London Living Wage.

Baker & Food Assistant for start-up
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immediate start/Festivals & Central London

Baker and food assistant is needed permanent part-time and for seasonal work attending Festivals around the country and trading in Central London 6 hours per day. Product is nutritious breakfast bowls. Pilots in Central London will be catering at offices with at least 1000 people.

The festival role requires some experience in baking as the candidate will spend time prior to the festival prepping and baking. Good knife skills are needed for prepping fruit for Acai bolws and making overnight oats. An eye for presentation is a must. There is potential to get involved in recipe creation.

Commis Chef - popular Central London restaurant
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immediate start/W1

A bustling, neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of Soho, featuring a daily changing, seasonal menu and an evolving, exciting wine list is looking for a Commis to join the team. No great previous experience needed, just someone who loves food, wants to learn and has a great attitude.

Pastry CDP and Junior Pastry Chef in Covent Garden
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April start/Covent Garden

UK based artisan Bakery/Café concept with a core product offering of freshly made Pastéis de Nata, the world renowned Portuguese custard tart, is looking for a Pastry CDP and Junior Pastry Chef. Products are prepared and baked in full view of the customers everyday, throughout the day, and never from frozen. As well as selling to customers in store, other cafés and restaurants are supplied as well as parties, societies and corporate events being catered for on a regular basis.

Various Roles - County Kerry, Ireland
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immediate start/Kerry, Ireland

Leiths graduate, recently appointed Head Chef of a 5* hotel in Killarney, County Kerry is looking to build a strong team. Respected establishment, good working conditions and a strong core team. Currently operating at a 2AA rosette standard, but the Head Chef and the team are hungry for more than that. Interested candidates are invited to come and view the property and will be reimbursed if flying from abroad. There is staff accommodation on site and competitive salaries.

Family-run restaurant needs CDP
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March 2019 start/London E1

CDP needed for dynamic, family-run Greek restaurant by Spitalfields market, with a focus on traditional Greek flavours, using fresh and sustainably-grown ingredients. You will have an uncompromising attitude toward quality, attention to detail; be comfortable working under pressure and at fast pace; be a great team-player and be ambitious to progress your career.

Full-time Chef for Events Catering and Cafe/Restaurant in SW13
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immediate start/SW13

Events company and cafe/restaurant in Barnes is looking for a talented, enthusiastic chef to join the kitchen team. You will show initiative, care about what you do and go the extra mile. It is a busy kitchen, so you will have to hit the ground running. You will have high standards, work well in a team, have a good attitude, be friendly, polite, organised and efficient.

In the shop are fresh, seasonal salads, cakes, sweet and savoury pastries, biodynamic wines, coffee and artisan bread.

For events catering there are a number of different menus.

Ideally you will have had 6 months in a kitchen environment. This is a full-time position 4-5 days per week including weekends

Pastry Chef - Primrose Hill and Kensington
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immediate start/N1 & W14

Small, independent family business is looking for 1 full-time and 1 part-time pastry chef to join the team. The job is mostly based at the Primrose Hill shop and involves baking for orders and for both shops (the other shop being in Kensington W14). There is plenty of opportunity to progress. Some baking experience preferred.

NEW OPENING, ITALIAN RESTAURANT - SW2
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Feb/Mar start 2019/SW2

High quality, Italian-focused new opening restaurant between Herne Hill and Brixton is looking to recruit:

Sous Chef: high standards and strong London/Italian restaurant experience required

Full/Part time Commis: experience of running a section and willingness to learn are essential

The aim is to bring regional Tuscan cooking to London. Ingredients are sourced and imported direct from small Italian producers.

Competitive salary base and service charge are offered to the right candidates.

Head Chef for bespoke delivery company
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February 2019/W8

Company creating and delivering bespoke platters for private and corporate events is looking for a part-time head chef. The role will include creating and designing food platters, arranging homemade food into beautiful presentations. Ability to be a good communicator is essential as well as working in a team and being able to lead. Production development will also be necessary. Hours will be flexible.

Coffee Shop in Earls Court needs chefs
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January 2019 start/SW5

All food is made inhouse. It is fresh, nutritious and although simple uses unusual ingredients. An ideal entry level job for someone looking to get some good experience in the kitchen with room for growth. Very team-oriented set-up and as well as working hard, its a young team that likes to have a great time too.

Chef for Gastropub in W6
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immediate start/W6

Award winning gastropub in W6 is looking for an enthusiastic chef with a passion for food and a willingness to learn. The right candidate will not necessarily have experience working in a professional kitchen but will be ambitious and have a positive can-do attitude and a proactive approach. 48 hours per week. Would suit a recent graduate.

Freelance Chef for Events Company
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immediate start/NW10

Freelancer with some events experience and all-round food knowledge required by busy company with kitchen in Park Royal area. Menus vary a lot so plenty of variety, experience / interest in pastry would be a benefit. Opportunities for a full-time role and to be client facing role. £14 p/h