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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.

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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.

CHEFS FOR NEW OTTOLENGHI RESTAURANT

 
Ottolenghi is opening it’s fifth restaurant in Fitzrovia in London this summer. The restaurant 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 NEW OTTOLENGHI RESTAURANT

We are looking for talented and experienced shop assistant for our new Ottolenghi location in Fitzrovia. 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.


 

WAITERS FOR NEW OTTOLENGHI RESTAURANT

We are looking for experienced waiters for our new restaurant 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!


 

 

NOPI IS LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED RECEPTIONIST

 

NOPI is a fast paced, brasserie-style restaurant in Soho from the team behind Ottolenghi. NOPI has an immediate vacancy for an experienced full-time Restaurant Receptionist who gets a thrill out of working in a vibrant, non-stop restaurant and who can provide confident and competent service to our guests. NOPI serves creative, fresh food of an exceptional standard and quality, amazing cocktails and an exciting wine list with a focus on natural & biodynamic wines.

To be successful and enjoy your time at NOPI you need to be truly passionate about the life of a restaurant and all its key ingredients; food, drink and people.

Working hours: As a full time receptionist you will work 6 shifts over 5 days a week. 

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

Key attributes:

  • Previous receptionist experience in a similar role
  • Excellent guest relations skills
  • Full computer competence
  • Well organized and a natural team player
  • Well spoken with an excellent telephone manner and impeccable English

Responsibilities:

  • Taking telephone reservations including party bookings
  • Managing the reservation book during busy shifts
  • Taking care of the cloakroom with care and efficiency
  • Conducting email communication with restaurant guests
  • Acknowledging guests’ feedback with generosity and empathy
  • Building and maintaining good rapport with regular guests
  • Helping in any area of the restaurant when circumstances dictate
  • Maintaining excellent communication with other departments of the restaurant

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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