Work at Ottolenghi

Interested in joining the team?

We are always on the lookout for chefs and front of house staff who would like to join us.
If you possess an irrational commitment to a cause coupled with deep professionalism that isn’t easily summed up; if you care about food, about your self-development, about your colleagues and about customers; if you have all these qualities – it is likely that you will thrive and be nurtured in Ottolenghi.

Job listings

You can apply for a position in NOPI, our Soho restaurant, or in one of the Ottolenghi locations by sending us your CV to recruitment@ottolenghi.co.uk

You can also apply directly here, by filling in the form on the right.

 

WAITERS FOR ROVI

We are looking for experienced waiters for our new restaurant - ROVI, in Fitzrovia, set to open this summer. Our restaurants are known for being vibrant and exciting, our food is famous for its flavour and presentation, and our teams are renowned for their professional and friendly service. We are building a team of hardworking and passionate staff, who'll provide extraordinary service and are interested in all aspects of restaurant life; service, food and wine.

What we look for:

  • Current or previous experience working as a waiter
  • Impeccable guest service skills whilst being enthusiastic, engaging and approachable.
  • Be well organised and work effectively and efficiently
  • Open to learning our menus, food and wine.
  • Be able to interact with guests in well-spoken English
  • Be expected to work well under pressure in a busy environment

We Offer:

  • Excellent pay - competitive hourly pay, service charge and cash tips
  • Flexible and fair hours - 6 shifts per week
  • Expanding company with career opportunities
  • Plenty of training offered to support and develop our staff
  • Ottolenghi cooking school, cooking demos and workshops
  • Staff meals and staff discounts
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Pension plan
  • 28 days of paid holidays per annum

 
If this sounds like you, please forward your CV and tell us why you think you're the right person for the job. We look forward to hearing from you!


 

SHOP/DELI ASSISTANT FOR OTTOLENGHI NOTTING HILL

Ottolenghi Notting Hill is looking for a shop assistant to join our team. We are a deli with a focus on Mediterranean & Middle Eastern inspired dishes, and unique and delicious cakes and packed products.

The shop assistant / deli assistant role is a varied role; on any given shift you may be responsible for helping takeaway customers, keeping our vibrant displays looking their very best, or plating food for our eat in guests.

It is really important that you are able to build genuine and meaningful relationships with our regular guests and create special experiences for first time visitors. There is the opportunity to progress within the company.

The shop assistant role is full time role - 5 shifts a week (around 40 hours). 

Our Offer/Perks:

  • Excellent pay
  • Flexible and fair hours
  • Expanding company with career opportunities
  • Plenty of training, support and development
  • Ottolenghi cooking school and cooking demos, workshops
  • Staff meals & Staff discounts
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Pension plan
  • 28 days of holidays per annum

At Ottolenghi, we place strong emphasis on the development of our team and we are always looking for bright, enthusiastic individuals to join us. We work to support all of our team to accomplishing their potential within our business. In return for your experience and enthusiasm we will provide a family-like environment in which you will be trained, nurtured and encouraged. 

Our team is very dedicated to providing the best service in a warm and friendly atmosphere. If this sounds like the environment in which you would like to work, we would love to hear from you.


 

CHEFS FOR ROVI

 
Ottolenghi is opening it’s fifth restaurant in Fitzrovia in London this summer. ROVI will focus on sustainability and vegetables, keeping with the Ottolenghi ethos. Lesser used variety of fish and cuts of meat will also feature. 
The new restaurant will be situated in the heart of Fitzrovia, and will bring head chef, Neil Campbell, former head chef at The Grain Store.
We are looking for inspiring and creative chefs to join the team.
 
What we look for:
- Share brand ethos and company values
- Passion, understanding and knowledge of food
- Engaged, team player in fast paced environment
- Calm and efficient in a pressured environment
- Minimum 5 years experience in the restaurant industry
- Level 2 Food Safety
- Must own personal knives set
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- Good understanding of English and the right to work in the UK
 
What we offer:
- Flexible and fair hours (rota based on 48hrs pw)
- Future opportunities within an expanding company
- Staff meals
- “code” app subscription
- Staff discount on all Ottolenghi sites
- “Recommend a friend” bonus, T&C’s
- English lessons
- Uniform provided plus laundry service
- Supplier trips, ethically sourcing
- Ottolenghi cooking school and demo’s
 
References must be available on request
 
You must be eligible to work in the UK and only successful candidates will be contacted.
 

 

SHOP AND DELI ASSISTANT FOR ROVI

We are looking for talented and experienced shop assistant for our new Ottolenghi location in Fitzrovia. ROVI -  our new location will have a shop and deli that will follow the restaurant's vegetable and sustainability focus and will keep with the Ottolenghi tradition. Our shop team is knowledgeable in every aspect of the restaurant; menus, cakes, products and wine. Our staff is known for its professional, efficient, detailed and friendly service in an extremely busy service environment. Our new and exciting shop require staff who is keen to create our beautiful famous display of salads, cakes and products in the unique way Ottolenghi is known for. 
 
What we look for: 
  • Great knowledge of food and an ability to learn our dishes and flavours.
  • 2 years shop/deli experience, ideally in a very busy environment.
  • Ability to cope with a fast-pace environment and desire to deliver top quality service to our guests
  • Great aesthetics to create our beautiful display
  • Close attention to details

We Offer:

  • Excellent pay- competitive hourly pay, service charge and cash tips
  • Flexible and fair hours
  • Expanding company with career opportunities
  • Plenty of training offered to support and develop our staff
  • Ottolenghi cooking school, cooking demos and workshops
  • Staff meals & Staff discounts
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Pension plan
  • 28 days of paid holidays per annum

 
If this sounds like you, please forward your CV and tell us why you think you're the right person for the job. We look forward to hearing from you!

You must be eligible to work in the UK and only successful candidates will be contacted.


 

OTTOLENGHI IS LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED PASTRY CHEFS

 
Our display of cakes and baked products is famous for their flavour and creativity. If you are eager for a challenge and wanting to expand your skills in a family-like environment, apply to join our friendly team of pastry chefs.
 

Working hours : Day time work, 5 days a week including weekends

We offer:

  • Flexible and fair hours
  • Expanding company- new projects & plans in London
  • Development opportunities across our delis/restaurants
  • Food, wine and cocktail training
  • Ottolenghi cooking demos 
  • Staff meals & Staff discounts
  • Code App subscription 
  • Recommend a friend bonus
  • Pension plan
  • 28 days of paid holidays per year

All candidates must be able to demonstrate that you are either a UK / EU resident, or hold a relevant and valid work permit or visa to live and work in the UK. 

 

 

 

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