Brunch Chef

at Origin Coffee

Date Posted:
20 Sep
London, GB
Job Type:
From 12.5
Salary Type:

The role overview

Origin is looking for a new café brunch chef for our coffee shop in Scoresby Street in Southwark, a destination just off the Southbank renowned in equal measures for exceptional coffee, and delicious food. We are looking for an individual who wants to be part of a team, learning how to push boundaries with food, considerate of provenance, source, and sustainability with a positive work ethic, bolstered by flare and attitude and a constant willingness to learn.

You will have a good understanding of produce and ingredients and the ability to develop and embrace company culture and how this forms Origin’s brand, delivery our values through our food.

What sets us apart is we can offer mostly sociable hours in this role, with the occasional evening and two weekends a month, so emphasis on finding that work-life balance.

The role is permanent and part-time – with a minimum of 16 hours per week including two weekends a month.

The role responsibilities

  • to support both the head and sous chef to deliver high quality, seasonal, imaginative fresh plates meeting all Origin standards including service in a fast-paced environment
  • to contribute to the creative development of Origin’s food offerings so we always deliver an exceptionally high calibre
  • full responsibility for the kitchen and service in head and sous chef absence
  • support the team when times are busy, including supporting front of house activity
  • be part of the F&B team who deliver refreshed, social conscious food
  • be part of a team focussed on an inclusive learning and supportive environment, allowing everyone to grow and develop during their Origin journey
  • maintain high standards of health and safety, food hygiene, portioning, and waste control
  • contribute to the strategic building of Origin’s reputation both in Southwark and across the city as a destination to seek exceptional food and drink
  • demonstrate exceptional service when customer facing and whilst working amongst colleagues

About you

To be successful in this role, these are the things that matter the most:

  • you have a genuine desire to provide delicious food
  • you are inspired by food and drink offerings which align with the Origin brand; this interest extends to experimenting with new ideas and you will be comfortable suggesting them
  • you are organised and methodical and take pride in your working environment
  • you have exceptional time management which allows you to deliver impeccable and timely service
  • you are a strong team player who understands the importance of their role within the wider team and the part you play in delivering exceptional service
  • you will be comfortable working independently in a busy, clean, organised, and professional kitchen environment
  • you have a passion for your own continued learning and development
  • you have plenty to learn and are looking for your next challenge


  • experience of working in a professional kitchen
  • experience of working in an environment where standards are not compromised
  • strong communication skills and confidence in speaking with colleagues
  • enthusiastic and positive personality with an ability to build trusting working relationships with colleagues


  • an understanding and previous experience of working in the specialty coffee industry
  • have worked for an ethical food and drink business with focus on provenance
  • GNVQ Level 3
  • Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate Level 3
  • able to understand profit and loss statements and explain the results

At Origin Coffee, we value diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and are committed to having a team with a diverse set of skills, experiences, and abilities.

Please refer to the careers page on our website to view the Talent Deck and raft of additional benefits we provide for all employees