open mind, open kitchen

our secret is simple. use fresh ingredients. cook them with passion + love, and the electric energy will fire you through every shift

whether you join us as a kitchen team member or an experienced chef, our kitchens will have a home for you. we’ll always appreciate willingness to learn + someone with a bit of ‘oomph’ over perfection

something about fresh food

– no microwaves

– open kitchens

– we do things different 

team roles

kitchen porter
kitchen team member
kitchen porter
kitchen porter

from keeping the kitchen spotless to helping chefs prep for the day, this is your introduction to how we do things at wagamama + the start of your journey to becoming a chef

  • keep the kitchen organized
  • help with food preparation
  • Support the chef with delivering great food

management roles

junior sous chef
sous chef
senior sous chef
head chef
junior sous chef
junior sous chef

an expert on all wagamama stations, you're committed to keeping the spirit of kaizen (continuous improvement) alive in the team. this is the start of your journey to becoming a future head chef

  • support the management to oversee the kitchen operations
  • Keep our food quality to high standards
  • managing inventory, and help with stock control
  • you'll start practicing further management duties

perks + quirks

we want our teams to have access to a variety of benefits + rewards that meet their needs. let people services know if there is any additional benefits that you'd like to see

free meal on shift
enjoy a generous meal allowance during every shift you work +50% discount at any wagamama restaurant + 30% off at other trg brands
a share of tips
all tips from our guests go to our teams. top up your hourly rate
grow your career
our wagamama development + training academy, including apprenticeships, to get the most out of your time with us!
get access to mental health resources, councillors, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym + leisure
financial wellbeing support
access to loans repaid through your salary
family friendly policies
enhanced pay entitlements and support for those growing their families
wokstars annual competition
internal competition for all front of house + kitchen teams where prizes have included all expenses paid trips to new york, miami + japan!
dry-clean chef whites
grab your fresh pearly whites at the start of every shift. no need to wash them at home

want to go further?

stepping up 

with every role comes a unique journey and a chance for you to grow whichever into the role you want. leading with a philosophy shaped through kaizen we are here to support you to reach the next goal in your journey 

through on the go learning, clear pathways, individual timeframes and real conversations we will work together to help you keep growing

apprenticeship opportunities for everyone, for every role

by becoming a wagamama apprentice, you are able to get a nationally recognised qualification, full funded by wagamama, whilst earning a full-time wage

a no brainer if you ask us 👌 you'll be supported by your team alongside your own designated learning coach to grow + develop within your role

not ready right now, no worries! you can join an apprenticeship at any point in your journey with us

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