Chefs of all levels

£23,000 - £25,000 yearly
  • Padella
  • London Bridge, London, UK
  • Aug 30, 2019
Full-time Kitchen/BoH: Sous Chef Kitchen/BoH: Chef de Partie Kitchen/BoH: Commis Chef /Junior Chef

About us

Jordan Frieda and Tim Siadatan, who opened Trullo ( together in June 2010, have long dreamed of having a pasta bar that served the best hand-rolled pasta with authentic, slow-cooked Italian sauces; together with a small number of exceptional wines coming straight from the barrel, an Italian cocktail list and a few of their favourite ice creams, pastries and sourdough bread, produced by hand on site.

Role description

Come and join our vibrant, professional team at Padella, recently voted 15th best restaurant in the UK by the National Restaurant Awards.

We are recruiting a strong CDP, who ideally possesses knowledge of traditional Italian cooking techniques and seasonal British and European produce, or is willing to learn!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join and grow within a young, dynamic team focused on high-quality produce and dishes. Teaching and guidance will be given, and you will learn to operate efficiently within a fast paced restaurant.

Requirements for CDP position:

Previous experience as a CDP

Strong Food and Safety/Hygiene knowledge

Willingness to learn and strive in a fast-paced environment.

6 shifts over 5 days. Always having two days off per week.

Quality Staff Breakfast and Dinner provided.

Staff sourcing trips

Working with driven, friendly individuals who make up a fantastic team!


The preparation and service of our antipasti, pasta & dessert offering. To be creatively involved in the development of the product and to contribute to finding new, exciting and efficient practices which can be used in Padella without compromising the integrity of the business. To work within and to consult on new and existing practices which may improve the smooth, safe production of our product.

Ideal candidate

Someone with a bright attitude and willingness to learn. Experience in a similar role in a fast-paced environment ideal.

Perks, incentives or benefits offered

It really is a fun place to work, there are lots of perks such as a huge staff discounts on monthly dining at both Trullo and Padella for up to you and 3 people, WSET wine training (yes, for chefs!), staff trips to see producers around the UK and Italy; foraging, fishing and shooting trips and fun pop-ups such as festivals or in far-flung places like Phoenix or Montreal.
There are also clear progression plans and amazing training for each member of staff with opportunities to grow within our exciting plans ahead.

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

Trained to Food Safety Level 2

Preferred starting date

Sep 09, 2019