£12.00 - £14.00 hourly
  • Kitchenette Karts
  • Lamb Street, Spitalfields Market
  • Jul 06, 2019
Part-time Kitchen/BoH: Head Chef / Executive Chef / Chef de Cuisine Kitchen/BoH: Sous Chef Kitchen/BoH: Chef de Partie

About us

£12-14ph // Part-time – two shifts per week // Immediate start

Kitchenette Karts is a social enterprise food truck based at Spitalfields Market. We trade Tuesday-Friday lunch times serving a Vietnamese street food menu designed in partnership with our Consultant Chef Anaïs van Manen.

Our food truck training programme supports young adult prison-leavers to launch careers in the food industry or set up their own food business. We achieve this through a tried-and-tested combination of real work experience in our food truck, stages with our partner restaurants and mentorship from our charity partner Switchback.

Over the course of 12 weeks, trainees learn the essential skills needed to run a food business first-hand including; prepping & cooking; front of house; operations & logistics; costings & GP and how to write a business plan.

Role description

As we grow and expand our food truck training programme at Spitalfields Market we are looking for a part-time Chef Mentor to help run our programme and assist with trading.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about working in the food industry, comfortable opening & closing, constantly looking to improve operations and will want to dedicate time to giving back to the industry and supporting new people to get started in it.

This role is for two shifts per week and would suit someone with other part-time work.


The role will include but not be limited to:

  • Mentoring trainees on the job and supporting their development from week 1 to week 12 of their journey
  • Preparation of food at our commercial kitchen on Monday
  • Acting as the daily manager to open & close the food truck
  • Ongoing review of systems to constantly improve our operational capacity

Ideal candidate

  • An interest in mentoring & training staff; supporting them to learn, grow in confidence and develop an entrepreneurial flair
  • An organised, conscientious individual with excellent attention to detail, who will make sure that systems and processes are diligently managed
  • A passion for good food and setting high standards with a genuine commitment to sustainable food and business principles and lowering barriers to talented people
  • Someone that’s humble, open to learning fast, ambitious and a great team player. Kitchenette Karts is growing fast and we’d love it if you wanted to be a long-term part of our vision for the company, and for our role in supporting delicious new food in London and beyond

Desired experience/skills

  • Someone with 3+ years of experience working as a chef in a restaurant
  • Some experience working in street food and/or events/catering
  • An able & confident driver (our food truck is stationary, but there will be occasional driving required to transport food to/from our prep kitchen)
  • Experience with costings and Excel

Perks, incentives or benefits offered

  • Flexible working hours
  • A friendly, professional team that works hard and has fun
  • The chance to make an impact and support people to change their lives

Preferred starting date

Jul 08, 2019