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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.’
Robin G.

DEVELOPMENT CHEF - Kent
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immediate start/Sittingbourne

Prestigious frozen ready meals company is looking for a Development Chef to create remarkable recipes which consistently win on taste and can be considered the best ready meals available. The Development Chef will ensure that they hit the brief for the customer, at the agreed cost and margin. The Development Chef will lead the creative development of all new products to drive growth through innovative concepts, formats and ingredients to make sure that dishes are relevant to customers and their needs. Full job description available.

Part-time Event Head Chef
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Apr/May start/NW10

Luxury event catering company and bespoke delivery service based in Park Royal is looking for a part-time event head chef to join the female led team. They are looking for a freelance chef with plenty of event experience to head up some of their weddings this summer. These dates are confirmed:

23rd May (Hertfordshire) 150 people

30th May (Staffordshire) 150 people

6th June (Cotswolds) 150 people

13th June (Essex) 250 people

New Start-Up in Parsons Green needs Head Chef
P ab

immediate start/SW6

Head Chef and kitchen team needed for a start-up restaurant in Parsons Green. Initially for breakfast and lunch and weekend afternoon tea. Creative presentation is important.

Head Chef for Cafe and Event Space in rural Hampshire
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15th April start/Alresford

Creative head chef wanting to make an impact and be part of an exciting new project is needed for a permanent part-time role 3-4 days per week. You will be working in a cafe environment and event space. Accommodation available.

CHEF/KITCHEN MANAGER for new concept
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immediate start/West Dulwich

A brand new concept restaurant is looking for

Chef/Kitchen Manager

or

ambitious Sous Chef/Assistant Manager

Must have good experience of working in plant based kitchens, awareness of allergens & able to cost menu within budget guidelines.

Must have an imaginative approach to menu design - food is a communal experience; how can every customer feel individually tended to whilst feeling like they're sharing the same experience?

Are you looking to return to work, ramping things up gradually with recipe testing/menu development/kitchen handbook writing/staff training before launch?

You would be working for a brand new concept restaurant in West Dulwich with a fantastic team and great prospects for promotion as the company expands over the next few years.

You would be working on a day rate basis initially (and work would be sporadic with crunch points here & there), with a view to being full time by end of May.

Absolutely open to, & welcoming of, job share partnerships/duos.

FULLTIME SUMMER EVENTS MANAGER - 3 month contract
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14th April start/Park Royal

Luxury events catering company with a female-led, fun and dynamic kitchen team is looking for a fulltime events manager on a 3 month contract. There is an exciting summer of parties and weddings ahead, so looking for a fulltime planner with plenty of event experience. You will be supporting the existing event team, managing large numbers of front of house staff and serving plated meals to 200 plus guests. You will be liaising with clients and new and existing enquiries; putting together quotes and organising equipment, staff and logistics on events; working with kitchen team on menus and stock; wedding planning, organising transport logistics, budgets and on the day management. You may be asked to help in other areas of the business e.g. social media, sourcing props and products, menu design, managing stock and staff. You will need to be able to use Canva or Photoshop and Mail Chimp competently.

You will work Monday- Friday or Tuesday-Saturday, but you will need to be available to work on the following Saturdays: 18th April; 23rd May; 30th May; 6th June; 13th June

SOUS CHEF - Marylebone
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immediate start/Marylebone

Sous Chef required. 45 hours per week, 5 days on 2 days off.

Brasserie in Parsons Green - Chefs all levels
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April 2020/SW6

Brand new brasserie/wine bar is looking to recruit chefs of all levels to develop and grow with the business. Opportunity to train and work full- or part-time in a fun and kind working environment.

COMMIS CHEF - Spitalfields
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March start/E1

Busy 36 cover restaurant that has gone from a sold-out pop-up to a new opening in Spitalfields is looking for a Commis. It is a Middle Eastern vegetarian concept focusing on bright, punchy flavours. Head Chef is ex The Palomar, The Barbary, The Good Egg and Ottolenghi. Due to growth, popularity and dedication to promoting within, they are already looking to grow the team.

Assistant Chef - Corporate Catering Kitchen
PT tdr

immediate start/W1

An extra pair of hands needed in a small scale corporate catering kitchen, to help to prep family style dinners for employees working late or to prep the occasional buffet style board lunch. Numbers can be anything for 4-25 people. Chef will assist with food prep, shopping and will take care of washing up and keeping the kitchen clean and tidy. Initially looking for someone to work Monday - Thursday 3 or 4 hours per day starting after 12 noon - or someone to do flexible ad hoc hours. Would suit someone looking for flexible hours, a mum looking for part-time work.

Cafe Chef - Ullapool
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March start/Highlands

Cafe chef able to deal with busy breakfast and lunch service, to be a fast worker with good organisational skills is needed for a fulltime, permanent role or could be for seasonal work. Accommodation is possible.

Permanent Part-time JUNIOR BAKER/kp - E2
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immediate start/E2

Popular bakery needs a Junior Baker with basic kitchen experience who is motivated, enthusiastic and hard-working. Approximately 20-30 hours per week.

WANT TO WORK WITH A TALENTED YOUNG TEAM IN BEAUTIFUL PERTHSHIRE?
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immediate start/Grandtully, Perthshire

If you are looking to work with a talented team and outstanding Scottish ingredients, suppliers and producers, there are four new roles available based in stunning rural surroundings as part of an ambitious, growing, family-owned and run business. Menu are ingredient-led, seasonal and packed with incredible flavours - many home or locally grown or foraged from the surrounding forests, fields and hedgerows.

Roles available are for CDP and Commis as well as a Summer CDP from April - October.

There will also be the opportunity to experience the Cook School by Ballintaggart and The Feasts by Ballintaggart, an atypical catering and events business. These roles will suit enthusiastic, creative, countryside-loving individuals with an eye for detail and an enjoyment of variety - no two days are the same and the menu changes frequently.

HEAD CHEF - North Norfolk
P dh

immediate start/North Norfolk

Talented Head Chef needed to lead a team and take a hotel restaurant in a great location up a level. You will be self-motivated and able to run a team of 5 chefs and 2 KPs to deliver great food and a menu to delight locals and tourists alike. Currently a carvery and an a la carte menu serving approximately 1500 per week, the hotel wishes to expand the menu to bistro/street food type offering.

CATERING COMPANY needs CDP
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March/Brentford TW8

Busy events caterer is looking for a CDP. You will be responsible for general kitchen management: stock checks and fridge management as well as dry store; co-writing menus with head chef, prepping for events and in-house events; service on events across London and outside London; research and development of new recipes and dishes.

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.

Street Food/Assistant Chef on stall in Borough Market
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18th November start/Borough Market

The Bath Dairy is an new venture from The Bath Soft Cheese Company, an award winning artisan producer of organic cheeses. They are launching a new hot food stall at Borough Market and are looking for a skilled chef to help prepare delicious dishes including tartiflette and baked soft cheese. Chef will be a passionate foodie and enjoying providing fantastic customer service. As the face of the brand, you will be confident and engage with customers. You will need to be a fast worker, and able to handle multiple orders. High hygiene standards essential. Hours are Monday to Saturday 8am to 5pm.

CDP - Shoreditch Coffee Roasters
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immediate start/EC2

CDP needed for coffee roaster providing menus that are created in the endeavour of sustainable and whole-cycle cooking with the intent of maximising healthiness without sacrificing flavour. We ferment, pickle, smoke, dry and make everything we possibly can in house. Our kitchen thrives on a low-waste ethos maximising by-product usage and encouraging creativity and exploration of new ideas. You will need a minimum of 2 years experience in a professional kitchen.

CHEF for Rural Pub in Berkshire
P wa

immediate start/Berkshire

Smart gastropub with a sustainable ethos, homegrown and locally sourced produce, needs chef for immediate start. Located mid-way between Newbury and Basingstoke.

Chef for Coffee Shop in Southwark
P oc

immediate start/Southwark

Ideal position for someone looking to progress to a commis chef or cdp. Strong focus on seasonality and sustainability. 1 year kitchen experience or Leiths Dip course. Positive work ethic, a great attitude and willingness to learn. You will have a strong understanding of produce and ingredients and the ability to develop and embrace company culture. Sociable hours 40-45 per week.

High End Catering Company in Edinburgh needs Sous
P gs

immediate start/Edinburgh

A high-end catering company based in Edinburgh is looking for a Sous or CDP to join the team. You will be passionate, reliable and hardworking and will have had some restaurant experience in a 3 Rosette or 1* environment. Hours are sociable and pay is competitive.

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.

Chef for Gastropub in W6
P ca

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.