Kitchen manager - London

London, Greater London
13.40 Per Hour + Bonus + benefits
17 Sep 2021
15 Oct 2021
Job Type
Kitchen manager - London

about wagamama |    

inspired by fast paced, japanese ramen bars, wagamama brings the fresh, flavours of asia to all. a little ginger to warm you up. chillies that kick. noodles to nourish the body and soul. 

we're not just a company, we're a family whereby our beliefs and shared values create our strong culture epitomized by our people mantra of  'be you, be wagamama'  

our kitchens |  

we take pride in our kitchens; maintenance is a priority + we have state-of-the-art equipment. our standards are high. our ingredients are cooked fresh. we serve hot food when it's ready. you'll find no microwaves or heat lamps here. you'll get to spread positivity from bowl to soul for our delivery guests

be you | be a wagamama kitchen manager

our delivery operation has never been busier. working in partnership with online delivery companies this role is based in one of our wagamama delivery kitchens 

be part of one of the uk's fastest growing restaurant brands, and in return you'll get |     

  • a brilliant hourly rate paid weekly + bonus 
  • 48-hour contract + 28 days holiday 
  • an average of 9.6 hours per shift, 5 days a week. 2 days off per week   
  • free wagamama meal on shift  
  • free uniform 
  • christmas day off  
  • dedicated six week training programme when you start
  • internal development programmes to support you to step up to general kitchen manager
  • apprenticeship opportunities (including degree level) i gain national qualifications
  • company pension scheme  
  • financial wellbeing support   
  • 30% discount at wagamama + other trg brands when dining with friends +  family 
  • perkbox | retail, gyms + restaurant discounts    

what you'll do |

  • depending on the shift you work, you may start as early as 7am or finish as late as midnight. you will work an average of 9.6 hours per shift   
  • create a positive kitchen environment where your team feel welcomed + cared for  
  • share your passion + knowledge of wagamama food, ingredients + cooking techniques with your whole team 
  • work alongside your general kitchen manager to train the whole team to ensure quality + consistency in every dish cooked 
  • manage the line effectively to ensure all food is delivered on time, meeting demands of service + low rider waiting times
  • deal with guest feedback + implement appropriate action plans, spotting opportunities to improve the teams performance 
  • you support your general kitchen manager to effectively control gp + labour budgets  
  • ensure your kitchen is always clean + safe for your team + delivery drivers 
  • you make sure you follow food safety and health + safety standards throughout your shift 
  • you work with your general kitchen manager to manage the maintenance + upkeep of your kitchen  

about you |  

  • you've got demonstrable experience leading a team in a fast-paced kitchen 
  • you're a real people person, with a passion for food + achieving results with your team 
  • you're experienced working with online delivery companies + running a take out operation 
  • you've got a good understanding of how to control gp + manage a labour budget 
  • your previous kitchens are always clean, safe + you have a strong understanding of food safety + health and safety procedures  
  • you have a good understanding of budgets + p&l + financial targets  
  • you're passionate about people, you care about your guests + your team, creating a positive place to be 
  • you always recognise succession is vital + have previously helped to build strong talent pipelines by developing your teams 
  • you're a brilliant communicator, own what you do + embraces change  

if that sounds like you, click apply below!

wagamama is an equal opportunity employer. we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees 

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