Experienced Chefs

£22,000 - £32,000 yearly
  • Coal Rooms
  • Coal Rooms, London, UK
  • Aug 27, 2019
Full-time Kitchen/BoH: Sous Chef Kitchen/BoH: Chef de Partie

About us

Coal Rooms is a 2 year old modern European restaurant housed in the remodelled former ticket office and waiting rooms of the Grade II listed Victorian Peckham Rye train station.

We have established ourselves as a refined, stylish and atmospheric restaurant, bar and café offering gutsy and full-flavoured food. The influences on our menu range from modern British, to Europe, Asia and South America. Our open kitchen boasts a large purpose-built smoker and robata grill coupled with a back-of-house prep kitchen, private dining room and butchery suite to facilitate whole beast cookery.

Role description

We are looking for a passionate and experienced Junior Sous Chef or senior Chef de Partie looking to take the next step to join our experienced kitchen team and support the head chef. A competitive experience-based salary will be offered to the right candidate.


Your role will encompass assistance with all kitchen operations on a day-to-day basis; overseeing and developing the junior team members; supporting the head chef with food purchasing, costing, maintaining food profit margins; and ensuring HSE compliance is maintained at all times.

Menu development will also be part of your role and will be done so in accordance with guidelines set by the general manager and directors.

Ideal candidate

The ideal applicant will be:

  • Personable and a team player
  • A fantastic communicator
  • Presentable (our kitchen is entirely open)
  • Have excellent organisational skills
  • Availability ideally for an immediate start

Desired experience/skills

Desired skills / experience include:

  • Having at least 3 years relevant experience
  • Confidence on all sections of the kitchen
  • Minimum level 2 food safety qualification
  • Experience with live-fire cooking preferred (but not essential)

Perks, incentives or benefits offered

Working at Coal Rooms, you will be part of a very close-knit professional family. We all support each other and prioritise creating a fantastic working environment. As part of the team, you will benefit from a staff meal everyday; coffee on tap from our talented team of baristas; a free local beer at the end of your shift; 50% off everything when dining (with a +1) as a guest.