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senior sous chef






Posted: 17/09/2023

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senior sous chef | full time

at wagamama, we’re an eating house for the soul. with over 165 uk restaurants and growing, our purpose is to nourish the world from bowl to soul. inspired by fast-paced, japanese ramen bars since 1992. a celebration of asian food brought wagamama to life 

we’re looking for a senior sous chef to join us on our continuous journey of true nourishment 

the role | 

as a senior sous chef at wagamama you'll be an integral part of our restaurant leadership team, supporting the head chef to in leading your kitchen team the wagamama way. you’ll live + breath our people promise, values and embody core leadership behaviours. you’ll be responsible for ensuring that every dish served by the kitchen team meets our high standards. you’ll look after the development and growth of your team, ensuring they are engaged, motivated, and high performing 

our perks + quirks | 

bonus scheme | up to £3,000 a year bonus opportunity

£36.96 average tips per week* 

private medical insurance + pension scheme 

dedicated 6-week training programme 

dry-cleaned chef whites provided every shift 

£14 - £25 of free food allowance on every shift  

50% discount at wagamama + 30% off all other trg brands with family and friends 

internal progression opportunities | fully funded apprenticeship programmes to support your growth 

28 days holiday 

kintsugi wellness | access to councillors, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym + leisure   

family friendly policy | any expectant person or anyone adopting a child will receive 26 weeks full pay + 13 weeks half pay 

financial wellbeing support | access to loans repaid through your salary for those ‘strapped for cash’ moments in life  


what we look for | 

a head chef or senior sous chef with experience leading a kitchen team, driving performance through positive behaviour + actions in a fast paced + complex environment 

a strong communicator that has real conversations with consideration + care, ensuring your team feel heard + supported  

experienced in ensuring your kitchen’s food, health and safety standards are spotless  

experienced in understanding the financial performance of a kitchen including gp and stock control 

experienced in managing the labour cost of your team, reacting to changing demands where necessary  

an individual who leads to inspire and engage their team to nourish + flourish in their role and career  

passionate about creating an inclusive environment where your team feel respected + that they belong  

a forward-thinking problem solver, able to think on your feet and make quick decisions 

the wagamama way | 

kaizen, meaning ‘good change’, is the philosophy that sits at the core of who we are. it shapes every dish we create and pushes us to find better ways in all we do. our food, how we think, how we work, it has to be fresh. committed to championing change in both our communities + the impact on the planet  

three whole decades of acting different, we don’t conform, we celebrate difference. appreciating personality over perfection. welcoming everyone and their unique story to our benches. we promise to have your back. working together to build close bonds of trust + support. creating safe spaces where we can have real conversations with open hearts + open minds 

all we ask is for you to dish up what makes you different  

dish up different  

from bowl to soul 


wagamama is proudly part of disability confident 

*100% of tips go to our teams. average tips are based on back of house management positions across all our uk restaurants between 5/6/23 + 2/7/23. actual tips by restaurant will vary. tips are left solely at our guests discretion and are not considered as wages by the company nor are they guaranteed in any way

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