Permanent Chef - London - Daytime Hours

4 Elystan Street

Permanent Chef - London - Daytime Hours
Finns of Chelsea

FINNS OF CHELSEA is a long established gourmet food shop and catering business with a busy kitchen behind the shop on the increasingly lively and foodie Chelsea Green. Finns doubles as a delicatessen and café with a large catering side all supplied from the same on-site kitchen. We have several outside café tables and we are gradually resuming our outside catering business supplying food for 'at home' entertaining, product launches, galleries, picnics, sporting events and more.

We have a core team of four chefs who work with great camaraderie, conscientiousness and good humour. Whilst being predominantly in the kitchen all our chefs spend time in the shop itself serving the customers and helping them plan their entertaining. There is a lot of customer contact both in person and on the telephone as customers seek advice about what to serve and what with.

You will be expected to learn the tills as well as how to make a famous Finns coffee so must be flexible, organised and a quick-learner. A team player is absolutely essential and a friendly, confident and professional disposition key in providing the very best service to our incredibly loyal and long-standing client base.

Our menus change with the seasons and include starters, main dishes, salads, vegetable dishes, pates, soups, quiches and puddings. The flavour is predominantly traditional British with lots of accents and influences from near and far. We encourage new ideas and welcome the introduction of new recipes to the repertoire.

There is plenty of opportunity to create your own dishes throughout the week. You will rotate sections from meat, fish and pies to soups, pates and quiches or vegetables and salads another week so the role is varied and versatility is key.

Ideally you will have done a professional cookery course and have experience working in a commercial kitchen or catering environment.

Please respond to this, after which we will ask you to forward your current CV and a covering letter telling us why you think you are suitable for the role. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview and kitchen trial shortly thereafter.


  • Monday - Friday, 7.30 am - 4.30 pm / 9.30 am - 6.00 pm.
  • One Saturday per month, 8.00 am - 4.00 pm.
Qualifications Requested
Professional cooking course, ideally Ballymaloe
Hazel Prendergast
Salary expectation
Dependent on experience
Starting Date
Mid-August/beginning of September.

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