Sous Chef

£11.00 - £13.00 hourly
  • Farm Girl Café
  • Chelsea, London, UK
  • Oct 26, 2019
Full-time Kitchen/BoH: Sous Chef

About us

What began, three years ago as a desire to bring Melbourne’s vibrant brunch culture to London, has positioned Farm Girl as a leading name in the food and wellness industry. After seeking culinary inspiration whilst travelling, our original Farm Girl and Boy, Rose Mann and Anthony Hood felt that London was missing a café scene that bridged the gap between speciality coffee and restaurants. Undoubtedly they were right, with Farm Girl pioneering the recent trend of healthy brunching and gaining global-scale popularity.

We value fresh, nutritious and honest food that never comprises on taste. Therefore, you’ll be sure to find high-quality and sustainable ingredients in all of our delicious dishes, from our sourdough bread and locally farmed chicken and beef, right down to the vegan mayonnaise we use in our signature Jackfruit Tacos. Start your day the Aussie way with brunch classics such as: Avocado Toast, Acai Bowls, Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes or our famous House Granola. Moving onto lunch, our wholesome, innovative and vivacious salads will nourish and sustain you until dinner, where you can dive into our diverse Antipodean menu at Farm Girl Chelsea, made complete with our hand-crafted cocktails.

Not only are our exceptional dishes, artisan coffees and colourful super-lattes highly instragrammable, our quaint café in Portobello and other-worldly, ‘Wes Anderson-esque’ restaurant in Chelsea are beautifully decorated by the outstanding interior designer, Beata Heuman. Above Sweaty Betty’s flagship store and fitness studio, Farm Girl Soho is an open and tranquil haven to repose and rejuvenate in the heart of London’s West-End. Our super-smoothie, salad and toast bar concept typifies our versatility and perfectly compliments Sweaty Betty’s ethos on healthy, active living. Along with the fantastical interiors, our comfortable, dog-friendly, vibrant atmosphere and considerate staff complete the joyful Farm Girl experience that makes so many of our customers regular guests.

Role description

Farm Girl have an exciting opportunity for a full time Sous Chef to join their team in their cafe at Chelsea. We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working candidate who has experience leading a kitchen and is motivated to join a busy cafe. 

Responsibilities

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

  • Assisting the Head Chef with the management of the kitchen. 
  • Ensuring that all service within the kitchen is performed to the required standard set by the company and the Head Chef. 
  • Ensuring that all food production is achieved on a satisfactory level or beyond the company brand standards. 
  • Working alongside the Head Chef, in all aspects of day-to-day operations of the kitchen. 
  • Assisting the Head Chef in ensuring that all paperwork is completed on a daily basis.
  • Regularly recording the fridge temperature when on duty, ensuring that it meets health and standards. 
  • Demonstrating and practicing high standards of hygiene and safety in the kitchen. 
  • Assisting with the training of new kitchen staff.
  • Exercising cost control in minimising wastage and spoilage of resources. 
  • Assisting the Head Chef in ensuring ordering is done correctly with the nominated suppliers and stock control procedures are adhered to. 
  • To assist the Head Chef in ensuring that the control of waste does not exceed expected levels. 
  • Maintaining all equipment within the catering operation, through due care and diligence. 
  • Maintaining good relationships with both kitchen, front of house staff.. 
  • Daily management and opening/closing Checks (Labels, cleaning of the station and ordering. 

Ideal candidate

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working candidate who has experience in managing a restaurant kitchen and is familiar and interested in creating healthy dishes.. A certain skill set is required, however we value motivation and loyalty more. A candidate who is not afraid to put forward new idea's regarding the menu, events and etc. 

Desired experience/skills

  • At least 2 years experience as a Chef De Partie. 
  • An excellent standard of cooking skills. 
  • Food Safety Level 2
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong leadership skills to motivate your team of chefs
  • Flair with Ingredients

Perks, incentives or benefits offered

  • Being part of a like-minded team who share a passion for healthy, wholesome and nourishing food.
  • Working with experienced and highly qualified chefs.
  • Working in a highly regarded, trendy and modern restaurant.
  • Training to assist your career.
  • Opportunities for growth and development within our fast-growing company.
  • 50% discount in all Farm Girl sites.

Preferred starting date

Nov 01, 2019