Recruiting chefs at all levels for unique South London café group – Parklife

Wandsworth Common and Streatham Common
£8.00 to £15.00 per hours
19 Feb 2018
19 Mar 2018
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Parklife renovates historic cafés in green locations to create busy and successful places for customers to enjoy all day brunch, artisan coffee and in-house bakery, as well as unique venues for evening events.

Our current sites are The Rookery Café on Streatham Common and The Skylark Café on Wandsworth Common. This summer we will open a third site and are also entering our busy season, from March to October. Our business is run in a highly professional manner, whilst at the same time we’re making a genuine and positive difference to people’s experience of London’s parks – we’re adding a little extra joy to their day!

We have invested heavily in our kitchen equipment and teams so that we are able to consistently produce delicious and beautifully presented food to order across breakfast and brunch, as well as a full range of mouth-watering bakery. In the summer months, we also run around forty barbeque evenings for private hire events where our chefs cook live for our guests on our terraces, looking out on our beautiful and natural surroundings. No basement or windowless kitchens at Parklife!

We are recruiting for a range of positions across the business, from commis to sous chef. These are both for seasonal contracts as well as permanent. Many of our team have started in the lower ranks before developing into management positions, we love to see our people grow and develop with our business.

We are looking for candidates with:

  • Experience working with high quality fresh ingredients
  • A positive and energetic work ethic with a happy approach to your work
  • A willingness to learn new skills
  • Great communication and personal organisation

The busiest times for us are the weekends and school holidays so you must be available to work at these times. Shifts are generally between 8.30am - 5.30pm, with the occasional evening for private hire.

Parklife will provide:

  • Full training on recipes, company processes, health & safety
  • Competitive pay at market rates for each level. All of our team participate in our service charge and sales bonus schemes
  • Free meals on shift
  • Discount for family and if you come to our cafes on days off
  • 28 days paid holiday per annum

We look forward to hearing from you!

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