Junior Sous Chef at Padella

This is a shout out to all Junior Sous and Sous Chefs who are ready to take the next step in their career. You might think that you are not a Senior Sous Chef yet but, if you share our passion for cooking awesome food using the best produce the UK and Europe have to offer, then leave the rest to us. We will train, mentor and nurture you every step of the way.

Personal Characteristics 

The Junior Sous Chef should have a comprehensive knowledge of the seasonal British and European produce used at Padella, along with an understanding of the traditional Italian cooking techniques utilised and how they make our pasta unique, experience it’s desirable but not essential. An important priority will be to understand, appreciate and safeguard Padella’s recipes and cooking techniques, while at the same time identifying areas where we can improve.

What we offer 

Work life balance means everything to us at Padella

Strict 45 hour a week contract

Refer a friend bonus of £1000 for Commis, CDP and Junior Sous once they pass probation

Refer a friend bonus of £500 for all other roles once they pass probation

50% and 60% discounts on food and drink at both Padella and Trullo

Summer and Christmas staff parties

Wine qualifications at to WSET level

Staff trips to Italy to meet our supplier

Team Breakfast and Dinner every day cooked by our Ninja Chefs and soon to be you to!

Internal Padella training

UK suppliers trips - e.g. Neals Yard Dairy, Padella Bakery, Cobble Lane Cured.

Padella Career development opportunities

Cycle to work scheme

Role snapshot 

Follow, enforce and update Padella HACCP procedures.

Responsible for writing/ supervising the rota. 

Understanding holiday and request procedures.

Purchasing, Maintenance and Servicing of Kitchen Equipment.

Following ordering and invoicing procedures.

Using GP and Wage Margin trackers to achieve margin targets. 

Setting, supervising and delivering on Overhead targets

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