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Sous Chef temporary roles in London


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Complete 10 shifts in your first 30 days and get a £100 bonus!

Why find sous chef jobs in London with Staff Heroes?


  • Work the hours that suit you in some of London’s top kitchens.
  • Junior sous chefs: gain experience working with the head chefs of a wide variety of kitchens.
  • Senior sous chefs: pick and choose the opportunities that inspire you.
  • The jobs find you! Get your next shift delivered straight to your smartphone.
  • Get paid soon after your shift ends.



Central London

From £15.93 per hour (inc hol pay)


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You know what it takes to be a sous chef. With at least six months’ experience in the role, you know the demands of the job, the energy it requires and the skills you’ll need to employ. But the restaurants and hotels that employ our Staff Heroes are looking for something more. So here’s how to make a strong impression.


What makes a sous chef a Hero?


Instant leader: It’s a tough role even when you know the head chef, chef de partie and the rest of the brigade. But asking a sous chef to join an unfamiliar kitchen, hit the ground running and be the leader our clients need? That’s an even bigger challenge, but it’s one you will relish. Although the specific sous chef role may change from kitchen to kitchen, you can assume there will be a significant kitchen management requirement with all our sous chef opportunities, so you’ll need lots of confidence and authority, and know how to get the best from your team.


Share your knowledge: Even in a temporary role, a strong sous chef should be able and willing to help develop the more junior members of the team. You won’t have to wait to be asked to offer advice, encouragement and inspiration.


Only passionate sous chefs required: Being a temporary sous chef is a challenge, but it is also a fantastic opportunity to work across a broad range of kitchens, cuisines and brigades. Being a success in each of them takes commitment and reliability, but when you make a great impression, you increase your chances of being invited for more shifts.


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Chef jobs London – the Q&A


Can I choose my hours?

Yes, although bear in mind that a sous chef is there to help manage the kitchen team, so there is a little less flexibility in the hours for this position than you may find in many of our other opportunities. That said, with such a wide range of kitchens, you should still be able to find plenty to match your availability.  


Why would I take on sous chef jobs on a temporary basis?

For our skilled sous chefs, temporary opportunities enable them to pick and choose their jobs, working only when they want to in a way that suits their lifestyle. For our more junior sous chefs, to work across a broad range of kitchens and under a number of head chefs can be fantastic career experience. So when the full time opportunities appear, you have a huge amount to offer.  


What will I be cooking?

It really could be anything, so make sure you check the details of each job as they appear on the app to ensure the cuisine is one in which you have experience.


In Brief


Role Requirements For Our Sous Chef Jobs in London

  • The ability to quickly learn and adapt to varied kitchen environments and food menus
  • Attentive and committed to delivering food in a high pressure, high volume, fast paced environment
  • Proven ability to manage a kitchen
  • Maintain food hygiene and quality to the highest of standards
  • A positive attitude and good command of the English language
  • An excellent leader and team player with strong organisational and operational experience
  • Assist the head chef, working as a chef to help manage the kitchen
  • Ability to work in South east London, City of London, South West London and Central London
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

Experience & Training

  • Health and Safety & Food Hygiene Certification
  • A minimum of 6 months’ experience as a sous chef


Get started with Staff Heroes

  • Download the app and sign up.
  • Complete your profile in as much detail as you can. The more you enter now, the more chances you will have to find the right roles, on the right days, at the right rate.
  • Pop in to meet us – we will go over a few things including checking your documents. You may meet a few of your fellow Heroes-to-be along the way, too.


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The best work deserves the best rewards. Staff Heroes rewards our Heroes with opportunities to build up a guaranteed income and rewards based on your work. Our smart technology ensures you are matched with work based on your personality, values and performance.

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Olly Etridge - First Restaurant Group

"The admin and wasted time from recruiting and managing temp staff is a big problem for all pubs and restaurants. Having an agency in the middle is not ideal as it causes friction and delays... and obviously there are costs involved. If Staff Heroes can provide temp staff on demand and automate the supply and management end to end then they are going to be massively successful

Bruce Newman - SA Brain and Company Ltd

"Many hospitality businesses are still turning to traditional channels such as job boards for temp staffing. This is only one step in the end to end temporary staffing solution and if Staff Heroes can automate from sourcing to payroll this will save everyone a huge amount of time, leaving us to get on with our jobs. A huge improvement for temp staffing!

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