Overview

Do you want to work for an environmentally conscious plant-based food business with a focus on seasonal produce, provenance, ethics and sustainability? 

We are looking for a passionate and experienced people to join our growing team.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Junior Sous Chef at EDIT helps to keep the kitchen flowing well and supports the Head Chef and Sous Chef to ensure that all dishes are up to standard in taste, quality and presentation, providing cover as required.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work as a creative chef across prep stations or lead on the pass without supervision, standing in for the Sous Chef as required
  • Prepare dishes to recipe specs and contribute to recipe and menu development ideas and creation.
  • Support the rest of the kitchen team in training and development, creating a positive, welcoming, safe and respectful environment for all employees.
  • Comply with and enforce all health and safety requirements
  • Order and manage stock as directed by the Head Chef and Sous Chef
  • Follow processes for storing and labelling food
  • Keeping the kitchen and dry store organised with all equipment and stock stored correctly
  • Ensure all dishes and drinks that leave the kitchen are of the highest presentation and plating standards and are being created consistently across the team.
  • Develop expertise of ingredients with a focus on provenance, sustainability and seasonality, advocating for our core principles

 

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • At least three years working in a commercial kitchen environment, with ideally at least one year working in fine dining, sustainable food, plant-based cuisine
  • The confidence and ability to work in all areas of the kitchen without supervision
  • A friendly, energetic team player who is ambitious for career development
  • Commitment to our 100% vegan, environmentally conscious and ethical principles, which comes with a willingness to embed them throughout all your work and an eagerness to learn more about them
  • Able to legally work and live in the UK

 

WHAT WE OFFER / BENEFITS

  • 40 hour working week with TOIL/additional pay for agreed overtime
  • Pay above London Living Wage plus guaranteed share of gratuities
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Free meal every shift
  • Discounts for Friends & Family
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme providing care, 24/7 counselling and legal support
  • Training and development in areas of food systems, sustainability, circular economy
  • Social events and supplier talks

 

EDIT is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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About EDIT

EDIT is a hyper-seasonal, low impact restaurant in the heart of Hackney.

It is our mission to create elevated plant-based experiences for planet-conscious diners which showcase sustainable ingredients and regenerative methods of food production.

Designed in flux with nature, our signature tasting menus celebrate the finest produce selected from small-scale UK farms, foragers and independent producers.

We seek out the unfamiliar, elevate the ordinary, celebrate the whole and embrace creative ‘root-to-fruit’ preparations to ensure minimal waste, continuously innovating to do more with less.

As a small, dedicated team of individuals we work in an inclusive way where everyone’s input is valued.  We endeavour to create a positive, multi-skilled workplace with collaboration, equality and respect at the centre.

We are committed to acts of positive social and environmental impact by which we treat as a primary measure of success for our business and prioritise over profitability.

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