Chef de Partie, 6 shifts per week, Thai food (no Thai food experience necessary)

£23,000 - £25,000 yearly
  • The Begging Bowl
  • Peckham, London, UK
  • Jan 13, 2020
Full-time Kitchen/BoH: Chef de Partie

About us

Hello :)

We are an independent restaurant in the heart of Peckham.  A beautiful light, airy restaurant with loads of character, charm and warmth...the perfect spot for some Thai food.

Our award winning restaurant The Begging Bowl opened in August 2012 with rave reviews. An all year round, busy 74 seater restaurant open from Monday dinner to Sunday lunch.  We recently rebuilt the kitchen and refurbished the whole restaurant.

We are passionate about Thai food, fresh ingredients, seasonality and making everything from scratch.  There is a wealth of experience in the kitchen with CDP positions coming up rarely.

The head chef Jane Alty has been cooking for 20 years and specialised in Thai food while working for David Thompson at Michelin Starred restaurant Nahm at The Halkin Hotel in Belgravia.


Role description

Are you a talented, friendly and passionate Chef de Partie with a can-do attitude?

We are looking for a team player who is keen to learn about Thai food who has a real joy for cooking, no Thai food experience necessary. Do you like working in a fast passed environment. Yes? this could be the role for you! 

Our menu is constructed on a sharing basis as you would get if you were eating in Thailand. Served hot, spicy and full of flavour and is served as the dishes are ready.

An experienced chef (Asian cooking experience, not essential) will be taught to breakdown these ingredients with care and skill, and have the ability to expand their knowledge and all important pallet.

Forget rainbow coloured curries you get at your corner Thai shop, each day at The Begging Bowl we make everything from scratch; our own coconut cream, curry pastes, sauces and desserts. Our new Ox charcoal grill, triple wok burner and ovens are fired up all day to produce seasonal unique dishes you won’t find anywhere else in London.

If you want to learn about Thai food and want to work with fresh Thai ingredients please apply, we would love to hear from you.



Run a section efficiently

Work within HACCP guidelines

Work and communicate effectively with other chefs in the kitchen team

Ideal candidate

We have created a supportive family environment at The Begging Bowl.  Our ideal candidate will be able to communicate effectively and be able to work within a close knit team of FOH and BOH.

Our next team member will be open minded, able to listen to instruction and has a can-do attitude.  We will put all our resources into training the next chef on all sections including wok section and charcoal grill.

Desired experience/skills

An experienced chef with 1-3 year's experience in restaurants, a passion for cooking and an interest in Thai food.  No Thai food experience necessary, you will recieve training on site.

The future is bright and there are great opportunities to grow with our company.

Perks, incentives or benefits offered


Free staff drink after evening shift

Competitive salary

4 days off over Christmas including Christmas Day, Boxing Day

New Year’s Day off

28 days off per year

Staff Christmas party 

25% of food and drink once a month to eat at The Begging Bowl

Pension work scheme

Joining a team which the majority live locally, making friends for life and joining a  local community of people from the area

Acquiring a knowledge of Thai food and ingredients

Wine Training

Working with great people in a vibrant friendly atmosphere

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

All chefs will be shadow trained onsite

Preferred starting date

Jan 26, 2020