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"La Despensa" (@ladespensa_io) is a cafe run by Second home, primarily for our members but also opened to the public. Our ethos is around sustainability , bringing the best of what's in season, limiting our environmental impact while being super creative. We have fun , we are a small but close team and our work / life balance is second to none in the hospitality world!
We are looking for a dedicated Chef to oversee the BOH management of the operations of Second Home café “La Despensa” . The role will be based in Second Home London Fields. The cafe is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.
You will be working Monday to Friday. The shifts are 9 hours with breaks whereby possible. You will make your own schedule knowing that you need to be ready for breakfast and lunch service You may be required to work some evening events as part of your role.
This role entails much more than managing a kitchen - you would also bring your ideas and develop the space together with our team.
Reporting to the FnB Manager, you will manage the day-to-day operation with passion and integrity.You will also work hand in hand with our Head Chef at Second Home Spitalfields, creating menus in line with the ethos of La Despensa.
You will need to take ownership and will be someone who sets high standards and leads by example.
Your responsibilities will include menu planning, budget control, ordering ingredients, stock takes, analysis of weekly figures and costs. The responsibilities of the role are also what you want to shape it into.
You must have an interest in sustainability : sourcing quality and seasonal ingredients, limiting environmental impact, developing kitchen processes that keep waste to a minimum and finding new and interesting ways to deal with food waste and reduce packaging.
You must have great organizational skills, be comfortable in maintaining the highest of standards in all aspects of the cafe operations (FOH and BOH) .
You need to be computer literate to be able to deal with ordering, stock take and reporting, however full training will be provided.
You will be in charge of kitchen processes and due diligence paperwork , keeping accurate records in order to comply and exceed with Food Safety and Hygiene, health & safety legislation and guidelines.
You will have experience as a Chef in a café or restaurant. It is also beneficial that candidates have a minimum level 2 Food Hygiene. Experience with new café openings with be desirable.
If you have what we are looking for, then we want to hear from you!
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