Chef

£10.55 - £11.00 hourly
  • Origin Coffee Roasters
  • 84 Scoresby Street, London, UK
  • Jun 26, 2019
Full-time Kitchen/BoH: Chef de Partie

About us

Origin Coffee Roasters are one of the leading and most progressive speciality coffee roasters in the UK. We have a visionary approach to direct trade coffee sourcing and roasting. Seasonality, provenance and traceability are at the heart of our supply chain. We work with some of the best baristas in the UK, having employed multiple UK & World Champions.

Attention to detail throughout every step of the process, from farm to cup, provides the foundations for us to showcase great coffee. Our new site in the heart of Southwark is our first in London with a fully functioning kitchen. The kitchen teams' task is to incorporate and transfer our attention to detail, creativity, consistency and quality to every dish and plate of food we produce. 

Our food is sourced directly from suppliers and producers via Foodchain – a marketplace which works towards building a sustainable and transparent supply chain. Not only does this give us access to high-quality, fresh produce but it ensures that we build lasting relationships with the people who supply us. In addition, our menus are constantly evolving to reflect seasonality and our lunch menu completely changes every two weeks. We will also soon start to cater for events at a new location producing sharing boards and canapé style catering.

Role description

We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable chef to join us. Working as part of a small team, the successful applicant can have a big impact on our food offering as we collaborate on menus and develop our offering. The usual working week is 35 - 40 hours across 5 shifts over 5 days.  We offer breakfast, brunch and lunch through the week as well as baking and catering for pop-ups and events. 

We are as much looking for the correct person with the right attitude to join our team as well as suitable previous experience.  You will be given a contract for a guaranteed number of hours per week with any additional hours paid at your hourly rate.

Responsibilities

The role of the chef will be to:

  • Ensure standards are maintained when the head chef is not on site.  We encourage all staff to help contribute to our daily specials along with our breakfast and brunch menu which evolves with the seasons and our lunch menu which changes every two weeks.
  • The chef will often be working alone in the kitchen so must be able to communicate well with the Front of House team, organise themselves to stay on top of preparation and ensure every plate of food is up to scratch.  
  • The successful applicant will be responsible for following food hygiene processes put in place by the Head Chef.

Ideal candidate

We are looking for someone who has

  • A real passion for quality food who is a good all-rounder in the kitchen.
  • The successful applicant will have a desire to learn.
  • Comfortable with all aspects of the kitchen as we will be making breakfasts, preserves, cakes, soups, salads and main lunch dishes.
  • A talented and creative chef with a at least 2 years’ experience as a Commis or Chef de partie in a fast-paced café or restaurant.
  • A great work ethic & positive attitude.
  • Well organised & ability to stay calm under pressure.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work alone when required.

Desired experience/skills

A few years’ experience working in a cafe or restaurant ideally where you have contributed to dishes and/or created your own recipes.  This experience and level of confidence to create your own dishes will be required when making daily salad specials, frittata's and breakfast and brunch specials.  

Perks, incentives or benefits offered

What we can offer you

  • You will be a part of a friendly, fast paced environment where research, creativity and new ideas are encouraged from everyone.
  • The opportunity to turn your love of food from a job into a career.
  • London Living Wage.
  • The opportunity to contribute to the menu creating your own dishes bringing your experience and inspiration to our food offering.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 50% off food across all sites, free hot drinks and a free bag of coffee each week.
  • Access to Speciality Coffee Association (SCA) barista training to build or develop an understanding of speciality coffee.

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

We encourage kitchen staff to undertake courses linked to their job outside of work for example a course on foraging and can help to finance education to enable personal development

Preferred starting date

Jun 26, 2019