Kitchen Assistant/ Chef Assistant for plant-based Restaurant, NW London


* FULL TIME (5 days per week: Weds-Sun), or Part-time Assistance considered

Manna London, a renowned vegan establishment, has an exciting opportunity for a (vegan/plant-based) junior Chef or Kitchen assistant (with relevant experience) to join their restaurant in Primrose Hill, North London NW3.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working candidate who shares a passion for healthy, wholesome, and nourishing cuisine with the ability to prepare and deliver creative plant-based dishes and learn about modern food presentations.

Manna is a circa 60-cover licensed restaurant also operating a small vegan bar and separately a Deli for online and day-time service with freshly made vegan pastries.

Salary: £24,000 – £38,000 /year dependent on experience plus Bonuses

Sponsorship:  Ideally you have a UK working permit and are already based in London; However, if you do not have the right to remain or work in the UK, we would consider sponsorship for the right candidate after an in-situ kitchen trial period.

Role Responsibility & Duties

Approach – You will naturally set a professional example to everyone, emphasising sustaining quality, efficiency, and consistency.

·       Work across various sections of the kitchen

·       Be able to operate well in a small team

·       Have great attention to detail

·       Preparation and plating of all food items

·       Knowledge of foods and allergens

·       Full understanding of all ingredients used

·       Food hygiene standards

·       Health & safety

Role Requirements

·       Minimum 1-2 years experience in a similar role or at least one-year plant-based experience

·       Excellent communication skills

·       Experience with fast-paced service in restaurants/hotels

·       Excellent command of the English language and writing abilities

·       Ability to work under pressure

·       Ability to join our London-based establishment as soon as possible


If you are ready to take up a new and challenging post, working with the owners to continually enhance vegan dining, please email your CV and detail your plant-based exposure or experience.


About Us

Manna London prides itself as one of London’s leading VEGAN, PLANT, and ORGANIC-based restaurants offering a comfortable and relaxed dining experience.

From an environmental viewpoint, we seek out sustainable products and test our carbon footprint at every juncture. Supplies are locally or UK-sourced wherever possible and our entire food offering is freshly cooked and primarily Manna-made.

Food is never wasted – we have close relationships with animal rescue and welfare organisations to which Manna donates its left-over food and a percentage of its sales. We also pride ourselves in actively supporting animal Charities that attend to the well-being and recovery of abused or abandoned animals. Please refer to our ‘Animal Donation’ page for further details.

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About Manna London

Manna offers a home-style cooking plant-based dining experience, with a seasonally changing menu, local (low-mileage) produce, and all items are made fresh at the premises; we also operate an online delicatessen for high quality sweet and savoury vegan delights!

We operate a 100% vegan kitchen and a percentage of our profits is donated to various animal charities.

A creative, fun, and exciting place to work allowing you to the opportunity to learn and explore all types of plant-based foods, dishes, and pastry baking.

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