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  • Rebecca Armstrong

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:

  1. Title: Vegan/vegetarian chef

  2. Part-time, 3-4 days a week, occasional additional work optional.

  3. To work independently, efficiently and cleanly to produce vegan and vegetarian food to the style and standards set by the head chef.

  4. To minimise wastage and preserve/pickle/prepare fresh ingredients accordingly.

  5. To help plan menus utilising a weekly changing vegetable supply.

  6.  Short order cooking including full brunch menu on weekends.

  7.  To assist with stock takes and produce ordering.

  8.  To maintain a safe and clean kitchen and keep necessary health and safety records.


  1. Will have at least one years professional kitchen experience of meal preparation and short order cooking.

  2. Have some experience in or an interest in vegetarian/vegan cooking.

  3. Be able to work independently with minimal direction, using initiative and common sense.

  4. Be able to communicate effectively with other members of staff to ensure smooth and excellent service.

  5. 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.


  1. We pay the London Living Wage.

  2. We will offer some training and guidance in vegan and vegetarian cooking.

  3. 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.

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