Vacancies

Every one of the people who have worked with us have had great qualities in common – mainly that they’re all great with people, brilliant at what they do – and have their own stories to tell. When we’re looking for someone to join the team, we’re after those qualities. We offer competitive rates of pay, a lovely environment to work in and a lot of free meatballs.

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Current:

Kitchen Manager – ScandiKitchen Cafe

Assistant Manager – ScandiKitchen Cafe

Barista – ScandiKitchen Cafe

Office Administrator & People’s Champion

 

Kitchen Manager

We have been based in Central London since 2007 and we’re a super busy Scandinavian lunch time café and deli. Lots of magic happens in our kitchen. Every day, the Kitchen Angels magic up lots of beautiful open sandwiches, amazing fresh seasonal salads and bake lovely cakes and buns.

We’re looking for that special someone to join the team and take an active day-to-day and longer term focus and role in the management of our kitchen team. This used to be Bronte’s job back in the day, then it was Rebekka’s (she is still with us, running things at StockHome). It’s a great job for a manager with good food skills who knows how to run a team and to make nice food in a professional environment.

The duties include:

  • Day to day preparation of food for the café – open sandwiches, salads, cakes, breakfast, specials and more.
  • Operationally manage the team in the kitchen (we’re a small but efficient team of 3 full timers) – and design daily lists and operational methods.
  • Oversee all Kitchen H&S and Food safety and be responsible for this being above and beyond what is required. That kitchen is always clean.
  • Oversee daily orderings, issues and operational matters
  • Responsible for Catering planning – menu, some sales and the execution of catering orders both on and off site
  • Menu planning for weeks ahead – and look after basic costings for café food
  • Assist with planning menu for additional business opportunities, planned for… we can’t tell you any more than that. There are plans in the pipeline. You can be part of those, too – and there is scope for this role to grow.
  • Everybody on the team works 5 out of 7 days a week – and we swap weekends, so everybody does his or her fair share. We are mostly day-time only (except when there is catering) – and you will work full time.

Required experiences and skills

  • You love food – and you know what we mean by that, because, well, you do.
  • Minimum 1 year of working in a professional kitchen environment. While we are happy to consider someone not of a traditional kitchen background or chef background, we absolutely insist you have some practical experience of working in a professional kitchen.
  • Experience of managing people
  • Experience and exposure of some budgetary work, costings or similar financial knowledge. We’re not talking high level, just enough to understand how we need to operate a kitchen that is minimal waste, highest quality for what we do and at solid profitability.
  • Food Hygiene and H&S knowledge is solid (if you are not from the UK, we will take you through local exams, but we need evidence of previous paperwork)
  • You’re not scared of hard work. You get your hands dirty and you are part of the team, not just a manager who swans around delegating. We want someone who inspires and manages, but mucks in daily, too.
  • You’re not the type of chef who shouts at people. We work on instant feedback – but fair and calm.
  • You’re honest, kind and get on well with others.
  • Ideally, you have a background knowledge of Scandinavian food – but this is not essential. We do require fluent English. Knowledge of a Nordic language is helpful.
  • Permission to work and live in the UK

The role is salaried monthly (according to experience), and we offer private healthcare insurance after 3 months. We operate a nice working environment and try to be as fair as we can with schedules so we all get a good work/life balance. You’ll also have access to a lot of meatballs.

The role starts 15th August (+/-). We would like to start interviews before 26th July, so do let in touch – the role will be advertised until we find The One.

Need more info? Email us iloveherring@Scandikitchen.co.uk

Or look here www.ScandiKitchen.co.uk

Ready to apply? Send your CV with a cover note about why you want to work with us to: Bronte@scandikitchen.co.uk


Assistant Manager

We’re ScandiKitchen and we’re a nice cafe/deli near Oxford Circus. We’re a primarily lunch time café and we serve food to ex pat Scandies and locals alike – lots of open sandwiches, salads, meatballs and cakes.

Our Annie is going to continue her studies so we are looking for a new Assistant Manager for our café to start end August (at the latest but we can do earlier).

This role is primarily about people management on a day to day basis. You will work closely with our Café manager and Head Barista to ensure the daily shifts are run smoothly and our customers and team are well looked after. You will also be very active on the coffee side of things (we have a nice Linea 2 group and we serve Monmouth Coffee).

Essential stuff:

  • You have good people management experience
  • You have experience of working in a café/restaurant environment
  • You make really nice coffee. You care deeply about the coffee and how to make it.
  • You have brilliant interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive – you get on with things, you have common sense.
  • Logic and problem solving skills are top.
  • Above all, you’re a team player and you know how to push your team to be the best it can be.
  • Great spoken and written English.

Good to have:

• A Scandinavian language or knowledge of a Scandi language. Not essential, but a connection to our Northern lands, in some form, is good.
• Passionate promoter of all things Hygge and Fika.
• Any extra experience or knowledge of retail and merchandising is a definite plus.
• You can stand ABBA on repeat. In fact, you welcome it.

The cafe is open daily, so the shifts are either open (7:30 start) or closing (latest finish is 20:00). We are open 7 days a week, so there is some weekend work, too. This role is full time and is expected to start mid to end of August and continue on a permanent basis (minimum commitment time is 6 months).

The pay is in line with experience – this is a salaried role at approx £19,000 per annum based on a full time schedule. Private Healthcare Insurance is offered after a qualifying period.

Send us your CV and a cover note telling us why you want to work with us to bronte@scandikitchen.co.uk

Please note only applications with cover notes will get a reply.

More about us here: www.ScandiKitchen.co.uk


Barista

We’re ScandiKitchen and we’re a nice cafe/deli near Oxford Circus. We are looking for a Barista to join us. We have a nice Linea 2 group and we serve Monmouth Coffee.

While you will be making lots of lovely coffee, this role also entails serving food to customers, helping out in our deli/shop and being a part of our nice team. We need you to be able to hit the ground running, so experience is essential.

Essential stuff:

  • You make really nice coffee. You care deeply about the coffee, but understand that it is not just about that: We are looking for a super nice person who can also add to the team in general and help out. It’s likely you have been making coffee for about a year.
  • You have brilliant interpersonal skills. You love a good chat with customers (we have many regulars who have been coming in for 10 years). Lots of lovely, genuine happy small talk. Great at connecting with people around you, you’re one to spread cheer and happiness all day long.
  • Proactive – you get on with things, you have common sense. You don’t stand still.
  • Above all, you’re a team player.

Good to have:

• A Scandinavian language or knowledge of a Scandi language. Not essential, but a connection to the Northern lands is good.
• Promoter of all things Hygge and Fika.
• Any extra experience or knowledge of retail a plus.
• Knowing the lyrics to ‘She’s Got the Look’ always helps, as does a love of all things Eurovision.

The cafe is open daily, so the shifts are either open (7:30 start) or closing (latest finish is 20:00). We are open 7 days a week, so there is some weekend work, too. This role is full time and is excpected to start mid to end of August and continue on a permanent basis (minimum commitment time is 6 months).

The pay is in line with experience – likely around £8 to £8.50 an hour.

Send us your CV and a cover note telling us why you want to work with us to bronte@scandikitchen.co.uk

Please note only applications with cover notes will get a reply.

More about us here: www.ScandiKitchen.co.uk


Office Administrator & People’s Champion

Hej! We’re ScandiKitchen, we’re a café and deli – as well as an online shop and Scandinavian food wholesaler. We’ve been going for 10 years this summer and we are growing in several directions.

We have a great opening for an Office Administrator with customer service and eCommerce duties at our office in Park Royal (North West London). This role will suit a bright and bubbly, friendly and enthusiastic person, who will take on all administrative support in the office as well as providing exceptional customer service on the phone and via email.

Tasks include (but are not limited to):

  • Customer service: you will be our ‘People’s Champion’ – that means you will make life easier for our customers and always strive towards super happy customers. You will man the phones and emails and be the key contact for customer enquiries. You will keep the customer service logs and charts updated and help improve these as we go along. You will work closely with our Warehouse team and encourage smooth and efficient communication all round.
  • Office Admin: you will assist with everything in office administration from office supplies, filing, maintaining H&S folders and some diary maintenance for managers.
  • Database & information; you will enter new data correctly as per schedule into business software and assist our Marketing Martina with updates. You will also support the Sales and Warehouse teams in ensuring all paperwork is organised and ready.
  • Online & Web: you will maintain and monitor product data and work closely with our Office Manager Roxanne to ensure orders move and help fix any issues, big and small.
  • Help cover operational work during holidays and peak periods (this is hands on and we all chip in here to get the job done).

Must Haves

  • Minimum 1 years’ experience in office administration
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Intermediate IT skills (particularly Excel is helpful)
  • You are an excellent people person with a can-do attitude – and with a strong customer focus
  • A great communicator – spoken and written (fluent English is essential, written and spoken)
  • Self-starter and not scared of taking initiative
  • Not afraid to get your hands dirty: if the team needs help, you’re there
  • Proactive, hand-on approach – you get on with things, you have common sense
  • Ability to liaise effectively in a team environment
  • Permission to work and live in the UK

Good to haves, but not essential

  • A Nordic language or knowledge of a Nordic language. Not essential, but a connection to the Nordics in some form is really helpful
  • Driver’s licence (UK / EU)

The job is full time Monday to Friday (there will most likely be extra hours and days in late November and December as we are super busy).
It is immediate start, but as we are looking for the right person, we will keep advertising until we find The One.

Want to apply? Write a nice email with a cover note to Rebekka and tell us why you want to work with us: rebekka@scandikitchen.co.uk – please attach your CV too. Please note only applications with a cover note will get a reply.

More about us: www.ScandiKitchen.co.uk

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