Vegan/vegetarian chef at Hornbeam Cafe


We are a vegan/vegetarian cafe/restaurant based in the Hornbeam Environmental Center in Walthamstow, North East London, looking for a part-time (3-4 days) chef. We work very closely with small scale organic growers in and around North East London and as such have a small seasonal menu which changes daily depending on what is available.

The Job:

  • Title: Vegan/vegetarian chef
  • Part-time, 3-4 days a week, occasional additional work optional.
  • To work independently, efficiently and cleanly to produce vegan and vegetarian food to the style and standards set by the head chef.
  • To minimise wastage and preserve/pickle/prepare fresh ingredients accordingly.
  • To help plan menus utilising a weekly changing vegetable supply.
  •  Short order cooking including full brunch menu on weekends.
  •  To assist with stock takes and produce ordering.
  •  To maintain a safe and clean kitchen and keep necessary health and safety records.


  • Will have at least one years professional kitchen experience of meal preparation and short order cooking.
  • Have some experience in or an interest in vegetarian/vegan cooking.
  • Be able to work independently with minimal direction, using initiative and common sense.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with other members of staff to ensure smooth and excellent service.
  • Will be able to work efficiently and calmly under pressure; the café seats 24 but if you are the only chef on a busy day then you will have to juggle lots of small jobs.


  • We pay the London Living Wage.
  • We will offer some training and guidance in vegan and vegetarian cooking.
  • We offer a fun and creative environment with the opportunity to bring your own ideas and flavours.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, speak fluent English and must have a UK bank account and National Insurance number.

To apply click on this link:

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