Creative Head Chef / Kitchen Manager


To be considered for this role please submit a CV and a cover letter telling us a little about yourself and your past experience to lizzy@benkandbo.com

About The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative chef to take on managing our kitchen and small but friendly kitchen team here at Benk + Bo. We serve a daily selection of vegetarian and vegan salads, deli items and hot food, freshly made using high quality ingredients in our kitchen on Gravel Lane. This is a really exciting role with a real opportunity for input and development within the company.

As well as running the day to day of our cafe kitchen, you will manage the kitchen team, plan weekly menus, manage kitchen ordering and generally develop our food offering, while controlling costs. You will also have a key role within our event catering offering - working to curating bespoke food offerings and leading the kitchen team at these events.

We are looking for someone with bags of enthusiasm and who is looking to get stuck into this role in what is a really exciting time for the business. The role is full time spanning both cafe and catering arms of the business.

About Benk + Bo

Benk + Bo is a project brought about by a love of community and hosting. Within our 3 floor Brutalist building in Spitalfields there is a cafe serving specialist coffee and fresh vegetarian food, a yoga studio, shared workspaces and members areas, a meeting room, piano practice room and facilities for events and photo shoots.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Previous experience working within a kitchen environment is essential

  • Experience of managing people

  • Organised, proactive & a positive attitude

  • A creative thinker who is passionate about amazing food and bursting with ideas

  • Ideally a level 3 food hygiene qualification. A strong understanding of food hygiene practices and procedures is essential.

  • An understanding of the costs associated with running a kitchen.

What We Can Offer:

  • A real opportunity to have input and help to shape the direction of the Benk + Bo cafe, food & catering offerings.

  • An enjoyable, open and friendly working environment in part of a great team.

  • Fresh and healthy lunches on shift

  • Free access to classes at Benk + Bo - Yoga, pilates, Hiit etc..

  • Company pension scheme

  • 28 annual paid leave

  • Discount in the Benk + Bo cafe and shop

£22,000 - £24,000 DOE