We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic head chef/cook & baker to join the Eden Café team. This is a full-time role – some weekend hours included. You will initially be working with our existing menu plan but we are looking for someone who will bring their own experience and ideas to enhance our current food offering and with a view to expanding the existing menu.

While being confident with food, it is vital that you are also comfortable and confident managing and training staff and interacting with customers to deliver a high standard of service.

Some kitchen management experience is advantageous as you will be responsible for managing the kitchen and it’s smooth running.

The ideal candidate will have recent experience working in a commercial kitchen as a chef, sous chef or cook and baker, preferably with some experience in a café environment. A good knowledge and understanding of vegan, gluten free food and allergens is important.

Qualities required:

« Sense of commitment and responsibility and genuinely care about producing consistently high-quality, well presented dishes and consistently baked cakes.
« Strong interest in vegan and allergy friendly food, both treat and healthier options using seasonal ingredients where possible.
« Good work ethic with efficient and tidy working style and a focus on excellent customer service.
« Ability to quickly learn and follow planned menu and adapt as required.
« Good organisational and communication skills, record keeping, waste management and a focus on cleanliness with attention to detail.
« Awareness and understanding of costing dishes.
« Experience managing stock levels, ordering within a budget.
« Flexibility.
« Interest in helping to plan events (e.g. Supper clubs) and develop outside catering.
« Maintain 5* food hygiene.
« Experience in a similar environment (2+ years minimum preferred).
« Be engaged and supportive of the vegan lifestyle but also accommodating and respectful of non vegans

What we can provide:

« A great group of people to work alongside.
« Sociable working hours (no split shifts).
« Lovely customers (we have lots of great regular customers).
« Supportive and collaborative environment.
« NEST pension enrolment.
« Holiday pay.

If you are interested, eligible to work in the UK and possess the above skills then please send your CV with a covering letter outlining why you would like to work with us and what you feel you could offer. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please address all correspondence to Becs: info@edencafe.kiwi

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About Eden Café

We are an Antipodean style cafe with awesome coffee (Allpress) and delicious food. We have many gluten free options, healthier salads and specials, fresh juices, smoothies, cakes, muffins, toasties, bagels, milkshakes and a retail range of vegan treats.

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