Chef De Partie

£23,000 - £25,000 yearly
  • The Dusty Knuckle
  • Dalston, London, UK
  • Jun 25, 2019
Full-time Kitchen/BoH: Chef de Partie

About us

The Dusty Knuckle café started as a small sandwich hatch in our container bakery four years ago. In 2017 we moved over to a permanent spot opposite the container and we became a proper food spot. We cook beautiful but simple food  with fantastic ingredients, then mostly wedge it between our focaccia.  On the weekends we serve well thought out breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes. We make anything from egg sandwiches to fish stews to homemade merguez and hand rolled flatbreads. Our food is moreish and unpretencious and the chefs work collaboratively to create a menu which is in keeping with our values, sourcing seasonal ingredients and always cooking with love and attention.  We have now built a wood fired oven in the garden which we fire up on the weekends to make pizzas. We are hoping to start using it in the week also, so our chefs will be cooking outdoors. 

The kitchen is open 7 days a week 8am-5pm. You will be required to work occasional evening shifts for our pizza nights. 

Role description

The role is on average 40 hours a week.  It is a fast paced kitchen and can be very busy. The role is suited to someone who is up for a challenge but already has the proficient skill set.


You will be responsible for one section of the kitchen, allocated to you by the Sous or Head Chef at the beginning of the shift.  This will involve making and cooking all food, doing service and also efficiently managing your section and cleaning down properly. You will work closely with the commis or trainee on shift (We will have at least 1 young adult offender with us 2 days a week) 

Ideal candidate

Team player, energetic and passionate about flavours, cooking and eating. 

Desired experience/skills

Ideally you would have at least a few years kitchen experience, but if you are keen, able and lovely we will certainly consider you.

At least basic knife skills are required and you need a pair of crocs!

Perks, incentives or benefits offered

We offer:

-Two staff parties a year

-As many coffees/cold drinks as you can possibly drink

-One staff meal a day

-Free bread and pastries every day

- Monthly on site massage

-Supportive and caring bosses

- staff trips 

Specific training offered or provided for this role, if any.

We have a budget that we specifically allocate at the beginning of the year to every employee.

Preferred starting date

Jul 21, 2019