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Head chef / Catering Operations manager

Arch 4 Voyager Business Park, Spa Road, London SE16 4RP

Posted: 03/09/2019

Deadline: 30/09/2019

Compensation: £12-15/hour

Paid Part-time Flexible hours

Job description

Availability: From June 2019 - 2 days/week

Remuneration: £12-£15/hour - Freelance role for 3 months and employee position available afterwards

Key missions

  • Designing new menus (canapes mostly) using seasonal organic rescued food from our local producers
  • Food collection from our suppliers
  • Food preparation for our events
  • Event & team management
  • Representing the brand Elysia and sharing the story of the ingredients with our partners and clients


We are looking for a chef with:

  • 2-years experience minimum in catering (menu creation, food preparation & events) with the provenance of ingredients as a key priority
  • A real interest in food sustainability  
  • Uncompromising approach to quality and an enthusiastic temper
  • The ability to work quickly and efficiently
  • Not afraid of waking up early and finishing late if necessary
  • Ability to work alone in the kitchen

The team is small but super dynamic and with high ambitions. We are looking for a head-chef who is happy to take on a role where he/she can assume responsibility for every step of the food creation  & service (sourcing / food prep / events service etc.). We are happy to give a lot of freedom, appreciate creativity and new initiatives. If you have ideas that you want to implement in line with the mission of the company - we want to value this.

And if you cycle, that's even better! Food pick-up and deliveries are done on our cargo bike.

If desired, possibility to add to the role management and business opportunities.

Compensation details

What Elysia offers:

  • A friendly, business–focused social startup that is wholly committed to providing the very best for its suppliers, team members and clients!
  • Working with passionate and dedicated food producers 
  • Taking part of of the growth of a new, exciting startup with lots of new projects and opportunities

This role is key for the growth of the company. We are looking for more than a chef but someone with a real interest for sustainability and who wants to bring Elysia ethos at everyone's table!

Application information

Apply for the position by sending your CV and a message with some information about you, pictures of the food you like to prepare and your interest for the company to Thank you! 

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About Elysia

Elysia is the pioneering UK catering company dedicated to prepare delicious dishes from otherwise surplus ingredients of independent local producers. We prepare breakfasts and canapés with high quality food of local independent producers that would otherwise be wasted due to natural imperfections, cancelled orders or oversupply. We work within growers and producers to create a market for rejected crop and ensure nothing is wasted. We deliver in central London for events from 40 to 400 guests on our bicycle!