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junior sous chef





Posted: 12/05/2024

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junior sous chef | full time

at wagamama, we’re an eating house for the soul. with over 160 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 junior sous chef to join us on our continuous journey of true nourishment 


the role | 

as a junior sous chef at wagamama, you’ll support the management team to oversee all aspects of our back of house operation the wagamama way. embodying our people promise + values through how you show up at work, you'll be responsible for ensuring the quality of our food, managing inventory and various kitchen operations. you will support the management team to develop and grow the chef team, ensuring they are engaged, motivated and meeting wagamama standards. you'll be passionate about people and food, working to meet high standards as part of a talented and diverse team. so, if you're an aspiring kitchen leader or supervisor looking to develop their chef career this could be the role for you!


perks + quirks | 

£12.70 per hour + £37 per week average tips*

dry-cleaned chef whites provided every shift 

dedicated 4-week training programme 

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

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

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

pension scheme + 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 | 

an individual who is ready to lead by example and help motivate your team 

a strong communicator that has real conversations with consideration + care to build relationships with your team  

ready to support ensuring your kitchen’s food, health and safety standards are spotless  

aware of the financial performance of your kitchen 

able to contribute to nurturing a culture of fun, encouraging everyone on your team to be the best they can be 

you care 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  

be you, be wagamama

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 29/05/23 + 02/07/23. 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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