Sous Chef

£29,000 - £33,000 yearly
  • Bubala
  • 65 Commercial Street, London, UK
  • Jan 19, 2020
Full-time Kitchen/BoH: Head Chef / Executive Chef / Chef de Cuisine Kitchen/BoH: Sous Chef

About us

Bubala has gone from sold out pop up (including stints at Carousel, Berber & Q and Untitled Bar) to a busy 36 cover restaurant having just opened next to Spitalfields in September. We are a Middle Eastern vegetarian concept with a focus on bright, punchy flavours designed to share, taking inspiration from our travels across the region.

Behind Bubala is Marc Summers (founder and ex GM of Berber & Q) and Head Chef Helen Graham, who has worked at The Palomar, The Barbary, The Good Egg and Ottolenghi. Due to its growth, popularity, and dedication to promoting within, Bubala is already looking to grow its amazing team!


Role description

We are looking for a Sous Chef to join our lovely kitchen team. In this role, you will be responsible for managing a small team of chefs on shift. This involves daily decision making, training, planning and supplier liaison.  You will uphold the high standard of food coming out of the kitchen as well as enforcing all health and safety procedures.

You will motivate all team members, providing positive feedback and encouraging everyone to develop their skills and creativity whilst adhering to the highest levels of cleanliness.


- Managing team

- Upholding high standards, maintaining quality and consistency of all dishes

- Creating specials and menu development

- Supplier liason

- Enforcing all EHO compliant procedures

- Enforcing highest health and safety standards

- Running shifts, ensuring prep is completed and staff take necessary breaks

-Running smooth services

- Clean downs, deep cleans

Ideal candidate

We are looking for someone who loves people, and will help to uphold our happy working culture and environment. You will be totally team focused, and find ways to motivate those you manage.

You will be hyper organised and a great communicator, with similar level experience elsewhere, preferably with Middle Eastern food. We are looking for someone who brings bags of enthusiasm and creativity to the role, and who loves vegetables!

Desired experience/skills

- Preferably 5 years restaurant experience

- Experience with Middle Eastern food 

- At least 1 year experience in a senior chef role preferable 

- Level 2 certificate

Perks, incentives or benefits offered

We are a fun, young and dynamic team. We offer post work drinks, great staff meals and tremendous staff parties! 

Preferred starting date

Jan 26, 2020