Brief overview of the vacancy role

as a sous chef, you’ll be a leader who cares passionately about creating a positive place for our guests + our teams. you will be responsible for driving performance in the kitchen + inspiring your team. you will also develop exceptional food knowledge + be an expert in quality. if you want to progress in hospitality + have a passion for food, then this role will be perfect for you!

Vacancy Description

inspired by fast paced, japanese ramen bars, wagamama brings the fresh, flavours of asia to all. we’re not just a company, we’re a family whereby our beliefs + shared values create our strong culture epitomized by our people mantra of ‘be you, be wagamama’

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. our open kitchens mean you get to interact with our guest’s spreading positivity from bowl to soul

what you’ll do :

– during your shifts, you’ll create a positive kitchen environment where your team feel welcomed + cared for

– you’ll help spot, nurture + develop talent within the back of house team

– you’ll hold brilliant team briefs + shift handovers

– share your passion + knowledge of wagamama food, ingredients + cooking techniques

– you’ll manage the line effectively, so every dish served is of high quality + served to spec

– you’ll ensure the back of house team is fully trained on all dishes

– you’ll deal with guest feedback on shift + make improvements for future shifts

– you’ll understand the importance of growing sales + protecting profit + actively support this

– you’ll support your head chef to effectively control gp

– you’ll make sure you follow food safety + health + safety standards throughout your shift

– you’ll solve any minor maintenance issues on shift, escalating when needed

Desired personal Qualities

– you’re a real people person, with a passion for food + achieving results with your team
– you’ve got a good understanding of how to control gp + manage a labour budget
– you have a strong understanding of food safety + health + safety procedures
– you’re passionate about people, you care about your guests + your team, creating a positive place to be
– you’re a brilliant communicator, own what you do + embraces change

Future Prospects

your career journey really takes off here! wagamama offer apprenticeships which could see you develop all the way to head chef, general manager + beyond!

Training to be provided

senior production chef level 3 apprenticeship standard
level 2 functional skills in maths + english (if you do not already hold gcse or equivalent qualifications in these subjects)


Senior Production Chef Apprenticeship L3

Expected duration


Paid hours per week


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