Deli Cook, Head of Catering

4 Elystan Street, London, SW3 3NS

Deli Cook, Head of Catering
Finns of Chelsea

Finns of Chelsea is a long-established gourmet food shop and catering business, based in a prime position on the increasingly lively and foodie Chelsea Green. We are seeking a passionate and experienced cook to join the busy delicatessen kitchen and work alongside our Head Chef.


The ideal candidate will have a professional cooking qualification and good experience within a commercial kitchen and/or fast-paced catering environment. You must be a quick-learner, hard-worker and flexible to complement our existing small team.


Whilst predominantly in the kitchen, you will also be expected to spend time serving in the shop forming relationships with customers; learn the tills as well as how to make a famous Finns coffee; answer the telephone; take orders and meet and help clients plan their parties.


As Head of Catering, in addition to cooking, your time will be spent researching and meeting with potential clients; building creative menus and presentation ideas; arranging food tastings; assisting in the organisation and staffing of the events themselves and ultimately developing and sustaining relationships .


The main ingredient we are looking for is a keen cook aspiring to bring their own ideas to a small business, as we focus on building our external catering; from 'at home' entertaining, private parties, and picnics to product launches, gallery previews, small corporate receptions, sporting events and more.


This is a new position and would suit someone with a sociable nature who is naturally organised, thinks independently and innovatively and is able to balance both the practical cooking day with the administrative aspects of the role.



Monday - Friday, 7.30 am - 4.30 pm / 9.30 am - 6.00 pm (plus events).

One Saturday per month, 8.00 am - 4.00 pm.

Qualifications Requested
Professional and respected cooking course, ideally Ballymaloe or comparable. Experience in a commercial kitchen/catering environment.
Hazel Prendergast
Salary expectation
Dependent on experience.
Starting Date
Jan 7, 2022

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