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Kitchen Leader

127 Queensway, London, UK

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

We are looking for enthusiastic Kitchen Leaders who support, train and coach our lovely team members to consistently produce delicious food for our customers to enjoy at OATIS Queensway!

Our leaders are essential to the smooth running of the shift and take ownership to guarantee the success of our stores alongside with our Managers, being the eyes and ears for the back of house operations.

You will also gain relevant skills and knowledge that can lead to management opportunities.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to be part of an exciting new concept with lots of opportunity to grow!


  • Previous leadership experience in a brunch style or food service kitchen within a high-end food & beverage environment; which includes working within a kitchen team.

  • You’ll work as a key dynamic of the brunch kitchen team. Your role will require you to independently to run the service of food in the café.

  • You are accountable for the quality of food served in the café so work to high standards and follow dish specifications precisely. Preparing ingredients, cooking, warming, plating, and finishing dishes for service.

  • You’ll be receiving products from both the CPU and external suppliers and do this accurately to manage portioning, rotation and wastage appropriately.

  • Knowledgeable and passionate you’ll promote our menu and food quality by talking to and educating your fellow team and customers.

  • You diligently maintain Food Hygiene standards, Health & Safety standards, and ensure proper food safety standards in the kitchen by implementing and following our policies and procedures, labelling, rotation, and cleaning routines, amongst others.

  • You ensure that you keep refrigeration and freezers organised, ensure all food and other items are stored properly, and regularly deep clean equipment.

  • Always proactive and professional. Calm under pressure, you demonstrate organisation, preparation, and efficiency during busy periods, and take pleasure and pride in the job that you do.

  • A problem solver, you look for solutions in the face of problems and work hard to support everyone at OATIS.

We have the following positions available right now:

  • Part Time (16 or 24 hours a week)

  • Full Time (30 to 40 hours a week)

Shifts are generally at the same time on the same days each week, whether it’s in the morning, over lunch, or in the afternoon.

Shifts are spread over 5 days from Monday to Sunday. You must be available from 5:30am to 6:00pm (don’t worry, early starts mean early finishes!)

We offer:

  • £12.25 to £13.50 per hour

  • Meal and hot drinks when you’re working (and a 50% discount when you’re not)

  • Outstanding training and development

  • Grow with us and earn professional qualifications

  • Refer a friend scheme

About the Company

At OATIS we want to take struggle of finding healthy, fresh and filling food away from our customers by providing them with wholesome eats. We have carefully selected all our ingredients from local, reputable and nature-led suppliers. Everything on our menu is developed to contribute to your daily nutritional intake, there are no hidden ingredients, food is made to order fresh on site and we naturally cater to current dietary requirements. Sustain your lifestyle choice, stay energised and full for longer, eat wholesome at OATIS.

If this sounds like you, and you are ready for the next step in your career, please get in touch! This is such an exciting time to join OATIS, with many opportunities for professional development.

OATIS is an equal opportunity employer. We pride ourselves in creating an environment where diversity is celebrated, equality is insisted, and inclusion expected. A company where we believe in having the right person in the role; and personality, individuality and uniqueness top the list of what we are looking for in applications and throughout our hiring process.

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