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Working in a professional kitchen will require confidence to demonstrate technical skills under time pressures and with stringent service requirements. You will need stamina, a sense of humour, the flexibility to take on any task and the ability to work effectively in a team. All current vacancies are listed here.

‘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.

SOLE YACHT CHEF - Mediterranean
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1st March start/Mediterranean

Sole Yacht Chef required for a busy 34m Charter Motor Yacht. To assist in set up of 110 Riva new build in Italy for April, later South of France and Western Mediterranean.

Requirements: STCW 95, Food Hygiene Level II, ENG 1, Security Awareness. At least 2+ seasons on yachts as chef.

12 guests, 5 crew

Holiday entitlement 2.5 days per month; benefits: seafarer's contract + charter tips.

Start date: 1st March, latest start date 1st April for 8 months. Must be female chef due to cabin arrangements.

Basic French/Italian is helpful.


JUNIOR CHEF/Styling Assistant
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immediate start/Greenwich

A fully integrated data-drive creative company is looking for a junior chef/styling assistant to join a young and energetic team. The company has an internal production house which operates from their Greenwich studio. The company specialises in creating engaging branded content, fit for social platforms, and works with a range of national and international food brands to create video and photo content. They also own and operate the UK's largest TikTok food page.

Studio operates in-line with all government rules, but candidate must be willing to test recipes and possibly shoot phone camera content from home remotely in order to minimise studio activity during the current circumstances. Office and kitchen studio will be relocating to a more central location mid 2021.

Responsibilities include: cooking and testing recipes, preparing food ahead of recipe shoot days, assisting with styling and propping, quantifying and scheduling food orders in-line with a busy studio timetable, managing the kitchen space and ensuring cleanliness and organisation is maintained. An interest in digital food content and social media is essential.

NEW START-UP IS HIRING - SW1
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March 2021/Belgravia

Ex-Leiths Head Chef is looking to recruit for a new opening in Belgravia. It will be a modern British restaurant but based on the food and techniques of Michelin restaurants. Both Head Chef and Chef Director have Michelin Star backgrounds and the food offer will reflect that. They are looking to fill multiple positions.

KITCHEN MANAGER - SE21
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May2021 start/SE21

A brand new concept providing a unique co-working/leisure space for parents along with a fully accessible, child play service whereby excellent, imaginative, educational activities are provided to their children, is looking for a Kitchen Manager. The aim is to ensure that kids can have the freedom to be themselves and grown-ups can have the space to work, meet new people, attend events or just chill out.

The Kitchen Manager will lead a team of kitchen and serving staff and will be responsible for all day-to-day running of catering operations. The menu has been developed, and the KM will play a role in finessing this. You will be responsible for all kitchen and serving staff, ensuring that the company's visions and values are fulfilled; ensuring the good quality of the dishes sent out and that budget and high standards of hygiene and customer satisfaction are achieved.

You will hold a Level 4 Hospitality Management qualification or equivalent and a Level 3 Supervising Food Safety Qualification to meet HACCP standards. You will have at least 2 years demonstrable experience of running a busy catering outlet.

You will need to feel comfortable working in a child-friendly atmosphere, creating menus for adults and children and must have a positive, can-do attitude. DBS check required.

Permanent Head Chef - Vienna
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Mid-March 2021 start/Vienna, Austria

Living and working community space based in Leopoldstadt, Vienna, is looking for a Head Chef for the Living Kitchen. Weekday breakfasts and dinner; weekend breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners. Food is fresh, simple, honest healthy and local where possible. With short-end preparation times, simple ingredients and limited preparation steps, the offer is for a fast service.

Hours 40 per week; covers up to 40. English speaker with some knowledge of German is ideal. 2 years experience in a CDP, Sous or similar function. It's an open, residential kitchen, so social skills are important.

Fulltime NPD Chef - Kent
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ASAP start/Sittingbourne, Kent

Well-established, multi-awardwinning frozen ready meal company is looking for a fulltime New Product Development Chef to join the team in Sittingbourne, Kent. The purpose of the role is to develop the most remarkable recipes which consistently win in taste and can be considered the best ready meals in the world - ensuring they hit the brief for the customer, at the agreed cost and margin, whilst staying true to the vision and mission of the business. 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 the food offer stays relevant to customers and their needs.

A full job description is available on application.

Fulltime Day Chef for Cafe in Clerkenwell
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immediate start/Clerkenwell

Cafe in Clerkenwell is looking for a fulltime day chef to head up the food and menu. It would be a great challenge for a self-starter with experience as a line chef happy to have complete autonomy over the menu - ideally Southern European, Middle-Eastern influenced food. The cafe runs popular evening events with live classical music followed by a 3 course dinner. Chef would also have the opportunity to help at these events.

Fulltime Chef for Vegan and Plant-Based Food Delivery Company
P sg

immediate start/NW10

Healthy food delivery company producing mainly vegan and plant-based dishes is looking for a permanent chef to prepare meals 5 days per week Sunday to Thursday. Freshly made breakfasts, juices, lunches and dinners are delivered to clients every day. You will have great attention to detail due to focus on dietary requirements and a flair for style and presentation. Would suit a Leiths graduate with commercial kitchen experience.

Head Chef for Rural Cafe and Events Space
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immediate start/SO24

Recent start up event/cafe space in a rural location in Hampshire is looking for a dynamic and creative Head Chef to run a weekend cafe service and to cater for private events and corporate hire. There is a strong following and demand in the area for high level, fine-dining. Currently offering delicious, locally sourced breakfast, brunch and lunch menu 3 days per week (Fri/Sat/Sun). Would suit an experienced chef looking to make the move out of London and keen to make an impact on an exciting new project.


Pastry Chef - Islington
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immediate start/NW3

Permanent or Permanent Part-Time Pastry Chef needed for well-established vegetarian restaurant in NW3. Happy to consider new graduates, but must be a competent baker/dessert/pastry chef with a deep knowledge of vegan/plant-based baking. Looking for a team worker who can work independently when required. You will be inventive and creative with good drive and ambition.