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Careers

 

Since opening in 2014, Curry Leaf Cafe has established itself as one of the top restaurant brands in Brighton, garnering national attention from The Guardian, The Telegraph, Condé Nast Traveller, Shortlist and Olive Magazine. We were recently named 'Best Place to do Business' at the 2016 Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Awards, and  'Team of the Year' at the Brighton & Hove Independent Business Awards.  We've also been listed as a 'Local Gem' in the 2016 & 2017 Waitrose Good Food Guide and won 'Best Newcomer, South Coast' at the 2015 Asian Curry Awards.
With three outlets in Brighton – the original Brighton Lanes Cafe, Kemptown Kitchen, and Brighton Station street food & craft beer kiosk – Curry Leaf Cafe is now the biggest independent food operator in the city, serving some 15,000 people a month. As one of the fastest-growing companies on the South Coast, we offer an excellent environment for anyone seeking to build or progress their career in hospitality and management, and have a dynamic management team that places an emphasis on personal development and promoting from within.
We are looking for talented, passionate people to join our expanding team, and currently have a number of positions available in front-of-house, management and kitchen roles. If you wish to be considered for one of the following positions, please email a brief covering letter and CV to rachida@curryleafcafe.com.

NB: All candidates must be eligible to work in the UK and be able to provide work references from a previous employer
NNB: Previous experience at an Indian restaurant or knowledge of Indian food is a bonus, but not a requirement

 

FRONT-OF-HOUSE MANAGER, BRIGHTON LANES CAFE

We are seeking an experienced front-of-house manager (full-time) to oversee and help develop the experienced, tightly knit team of wait staff at our original Brighton Lanes Cafe on Ship Street.

• £23,000 salary + OTE £8,000 in tips per annum
• 28 days’ paid holiday per year
• Delicious staff meals

Expectations: 
You need to have great communication and people management skills, a friendly demeanour and a cool head that will allow you to think on your feet and keep a smile on your face when problems arise and the café becomes busy. The cafe serves up to 1,000 diners per week as well as operating a full-scaled takeaway service during lunch and dinner.

We expect you to: 
• Have minimum of one year's experience working at a managerial level in the hospitality business
• Be a reliable, responsible and punctual person
• Have a passion for customer service and building relationships with the Brighton community
• Be able to train, nurture and motivate new team members

• Be able to multitask, delegate and have the attention to detail needed to keep the cafe clean and maintain efficient customer service

COMMIS CHEF (FULL-TIME)

We are seeking a full-time commis chef to join our expanding kitchen team across both our Brighton Lanes Cafe and Kemptown Kitchen sites. 

• Competitive wage based on experience
• Share of tips (100% goes to staff)
• 28 days’ paid holiday per year
• Delicious staff meals
• Expert training in Indian cuisine from the cafe's award-winning head chefs

We expect you to:
• Have at least 1 years' experience working as a chef in a busy kitchen
• Be a reliable, responsible and punctual person
• Be willing and able to work split shifts

NB: Experience of working in an Indian kitchen is a bonus, but not essential

KITCHEN PORTER (FULL-TIME)

We are seeking a full-time Kitchen Porter to join our expanding kitchen team. 

• Competitive wage plus a share of tips
• 28 days’ paid holiday per year
• Delicious staff meals
• Expert training in Indian cuisine from the cafe's award-winning head chefs

We expect you to:
• Have a passion for food
• Be a reliable, responsible and punctual person
• Be willing and able to work split shifts
• Want to learn new skills

SOUS CHEF, KEMPTOWN KITCHEN

We are seeking an experienced Sous Chef to help head up our new Kemptown Kitchen. Experience of working in an Indian kitchen preparing curries & tandoor dishes is essential for this important full-time role. 

• Competitive salary based on experience
• Share of tips (100% goes to staff)

• 28 days’ paid holiday per year
• Delicious staff meals

We expect you to:
• Have at least 1 years' experience of working at a senior level in a busy kitchen
• Be a reliable, responsible and punctual person
• Be willing and able to work split shifts

• Have an enthusiasm for learning new skills and the art of Indian cooking
 

CHEF DE PARTIE (FULL-TIME)

We are seeking a full-time CDP to join the expanding kitchen team at our new Kemptown Kitchen site, working under head chef Sabu Joseph. 

• Competitive wage based on experience
• Share of tips (100% goes to staff)
• 28 days’ paid holiday per year
• Delicious staff meals
• Expert training in Indian cuisine from the cafe's award-winning head chefs

We expect you to:
• Have at least 2 years' experience working as a chef in a busy kitchen
• Be a reliable, responsible and punctual person
• Be willing and able to work split shifts

NB: Experience of working in an Indian kitchen is a bonus, but not essential

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