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Wagamama - Head Cook

Chelmsford, Essex
24 Jul 2022

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wagamama | to nourish yourself + nourish others. inspired by fast paced, japanese ramen bars. wagamama brings the fresh flavours of asia to all 

the perks + quirks you get when joining the magic

  • a brilliant salary of £37,750 on target earnings per annum* (dependent on restaurant)

  • an average of 9.6 hours per shift, 5 days a week. 2 days off per week

  • dedicated 6-week training programme when you start

  • internal development programmes to support you to progress

  • apprenticeship opportunities (including degree level) gain national qualifications

  • medical insurance + company pension scheme

  • 30% discount at wagamama + other trg brands when dining with friends + family

  • clean chef whites on every shift 

  • company pension scheme

  • financial wellbeing support

*on target earnings rate is inclusive of a bonus potential up to £3,000

what does a senior sous chef at wagamama do? 

  • depending on the shift you work, you may start as early as 7am or finish as late as midnight. you will work an average of 9.6 hours per shift   

  • create a positive kitchen environment where your team feel welcomed + cared for  

  • share your passion + knowledge of wagamama food, ingredients + cooking techniques with your whole team 

  • work alongside your head chef to train the whole team to ensure quality + consistency in every dish served 

  • manage the line effectively to ensure all food is delivered on time, meeting demands of service 

  • deal with guest feedback + implement appropriate action plans, spotting opportunities to improve the teams performance 

  • you support your head chef to effectively control gross profit + labour budgets 

  • you understand the business, it's goals + objectives  

  • ensure your kitchen is always clean + safe for your team + guests  

  • you make sure you follow food safety and health + safety standards throughout your shift 

  • you work with your head chef to manage the maintenance + upkeep of your kitchen

about you | what we're looking for

  • you've got demonstrable experience leading a team in a fast-paced kitchen 

  • you're a real people person, with a passion for food + achieving results with your team 

  • you're experienced working with online delivery companies + running a takeout operation 

  • you've got a good understanding of how to control gross profit + manage a labour budget 

  • your previous kitchens are always clean, safe + you have a strong understanding of food safety + health and safety procedures  

  • you have a good understanding of budgets + p&l + financial targets  

  • you're passionate about people, you care about your guests + your team, creating a positive place to be 

  • you always recognise succession is vital + have previously helped to build strong talent pipelines by developing your teams 

  • you're a brilliant communicator, own what you do + embraces change   

wagamama is a leading hospitality brand that actually cares about creating a positive impact on our people + the communities we're in. so if you believe in positive eating, in positive living + you're ready to do something truly revolutionary, then come join us + be you. be wagamama

if that sounds like you, click apply!

wagamama is an equal opportunity employer. we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees when submitting your details, please let us know if you require any support or adjustments during the interview process


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  • Job Reference: 666201954-2
  • Date Posted: 24 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Wagamama
  • Location: Chelmsford, Essex
  • Salary: On Application