Sous chef at Ottolenghi

5 Aug 2020
Back of house
Job Description

Ottolenghi has a great opportunity for a dedicated strong Sous Chef who is looking for a new role within a truly unique establishment.

Ottolenghi is fresh, seasonal, vegetable-heavy and prior experience in a similar setting is a must.

We are looking for someone with ambition to grow in our company.

Required qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in professional kitchens, preferably including catering and/or catering
  • Diploma in culinary arts or equivalent work experience
  • Certificate in food health and safety or relevant training

Desired abilities and traits:

  • Excellent palate and passion for food
  • Recipe Development – Design menu to promote the Ottolenghi values of seasonality, vibrancy and freshness
  • Catering – Ensure that all ordering, mise en place, packaging and labelling is completed punctually for catering orders
  • Established leadership and management skills & comfortable with communication and good at listening
  • Affinity for details, organisation and time management
  • Aptitude in menu planning, budgeting and wastage control
  • Quality Control – Check the quality of all food leaving the kitchen whether it is eat-in, takeaway or catering
  • Communication – Develop respectful partnership with GM and work together to boost sales as well as productivity and staff morale
  • Health & Safety – Enforce sanitation standards and lead by example. Maintain a score of 95% or higher on quarterly Magna audits
  • Cost Control – Maintain profit margin by monitoring portion control and wastage
  • Organise and rotate stock meticulously and order according to guidelines set forth by Purchasing department
  • Strong work ethic and flexibility
  • Kitchen Maintenance
  • Staff Management & Training
  • Positive Work Culture


  • Salary negotiable
  • Full time employment, 5 days out of 7 & straight shifts
  • Meals on duty, company uniform & laundry provided
  • Ottolenghi cooking classes, demos, training, supplier trips
  • Great pension, 28 days paid holiday, company discounts
  • Referral scheme & company parties

You can apply for a position at NOPI, ROVI or one of the Ottolenghi locations by sending us your CV to [email protected]

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

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