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. Scroll down to see our current vacancies.

Current:

Vacancies

Kitchen Manager

(posted 28/3/2018)

Our cafe is full of great people: from our customers to the people who work here. We pride ourselves in being not just about the lovely lunch time food, but also about surrounding ourselves with great, committed people.

Our Anna is heading back to Sweden after two years in London, so we’re now looking for her replacement to head up the kitchen team in our café.

The day-to-day role

  • Oversee and help with the day to day production of café food (from Open Sandwiches, salads, cakes etc)
  • Manage and plan the catering orders and help make, if needed.
  • Manage the Kitchen team (3 people) to make sure they are the best they can be in their roles
  • All ordering from warehouse and other suppliers
  • Cost control, menu control (together with Café Manager and Director)
  • Work closely with the Café Manager (her name is Live) to ensure the kitchen is run smoothly and efficiently at all times
  • Ensuring the kitchen is a super structured, organised place that works efficiently
  • Oversee all Kitchen H&S, including all updating and adhering to procedures including HACCP.
  • Assist with menu development

The person we’re looking for has the following skills and qualities:

  • Experience of working in a kitchen and experience of working in a cafe/restaurant environment.
  • Experience of managing people
  • Some understanding of menu planning and costings.
  • Knowledge of Scandinavian food and professional kitchen practises.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Has great ideas, passion and can think creatively
  • Good common sense and logic skills
  • Can think on your feet and work under pressure and stress
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Permission to live and work in the UK
  • Loves ABBA and early mornings

We’d love someone who understands a Nordic language, so this would be a big plus.

The role is mainly daytime hours, five days a week across different changing days (some weekend work required). Salary in line with experience.

To apply, please send your current CV and an email about yourself and why you want to work at Scandi Kitchen to: bronte@scandikitchen.co.uk. As soon as we find the right person, we’ll hire, so don’t hang around. The role is full time and permanent.

Only applications with a cover notes will get replies.

 

Kitchen Assistant

(Full Time)

We’re Scandinavian Kitchen and we’re a café and grocery store. Our shop in Great Titchfield Street (W1W 7PP) is a hub for ex pats and Scandophiles alike, serving great lunches and stocking over 800 Scandinavian food products.

Our cafe is full of great people: from our customers to the people who work here. We pride ourselves in being not just about the food, but also about surrounding ourselves with great, committed people.

We’re looking for a Kitchen Assistant to join the team. On a day to day basis, the kitchen team prepares all the open sandwiches for our café, prepare salads, bakes great cakes and makes all the food for out of house catering.

Responsibilities include:

  • Making open sandwiches, salads, rolls and other lunch prep needed daily
  • Baking of Scandinavian cakes and pastries
  • Help out with catering orders when needed, both in and out of house
  • Keeping the kitchen/store clean to a very high standard

The person we’re looking for has the following skills and qualities:

  • Experience of working in a busy kitchen and/or experience of working in a cafe/restaurant environment.
  • Knowledge of Scandinavian food and understanding of professional kitchen practises.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Has great ideas, passion and can think creatively
  • Ideally comprehend one Scandinavian language and must have good
  • English (read/write)
  • Good common sense and logic skills
  • Can think on your feet and work under pressure and stress
  • Loves early mornings and playing the ‘guess the year’ game on the radio

Please note that this role requires weekend work most weekends because we’re open 7 days a week – and it is a job for a morning person as some shifts start at 6:30 am. If you are not committed to weekend work or early mornings, this job is not for you.

To apply, please send your current CV and a letter about yourself and why you want to work at Scandi Kitchen to: bronte@scandikitchen.co.uk. Start date is immediate or by arrangement. The role is on-going and permanent.

Only applications with a cover letter will get replies.  Pay according to experience.

 

 

Barista

We are looking for a Barista to join us as soon as possible. We have a nice Linea 2 group and we serve Monmouth Coffee.
While you will be making lots of lovely coffee, the job also entails serving food to customers, helping out in our deli and being a part of our nice team. We need you to be able to hit the ground running, so experience is essential.
Essential skills:
  • You’re a competent barista. Not only do you make excellent coffee, you can also trouble shoot basic machine and grinder issues and you can work well when there is a queue out of the door. You care deeply about the coffee, but understand that it is not just about the coffee: We are looking for a super nice person who can also add to the team in general and help out.
  • You have brilliant interpersonal skills. You love a good chat with customers (we have many regulars who have been coming in for 8 years). Hugs all around, literally. Great at connecting with people around you, you’re one to spread cheer and happiness.
  • Proactive – you get on with things, you have common sense.
  • Above all, you are a team player.
 Good to have: 
  • A Scandinavian language or knowledge of a Scandi language. Not essential, but a connection is good. If you come from elsewhere, we do love if you have been in the UK for a while so you know what its like to be homesick (or, if you are from UK, maybe you have lived abroad before). A lot of our customers are ex-pat Scandies and visit us to get a bit of love from home.
  • Any extra experience or knowledge of retail a plus.
  • Knowing the names of at least 3 Scandi royalties – 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 weekend work, too.
Please get in touch as soon as possible as interviews and trials are next week and we look for someone to start asap. Email us; bronte@scandikitchen.co.uk
Bye for now,
The Kitchen People x
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