Sandymount, Dublin 4


posted6 months ago

pound €40000 - €50000 Per Year

buildingsBrownes of Sandymount

closed-date25 Aug 2023




Youwrk is seeking a skilled and creative Chef to join our team at a bustling cafe located in Dublin 4. The ideal candidate will have a passion for food, a strong culinary background, and the ability to deliver high-quality dishes that delight our customers. As a Chef in our cafe, you will play a crucial role in shaping our menu, maintaining kitchen operations, and ensuring an exceptional dining experience for our patrons.


  • Prepare and cook a diverse range of dishes, including breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, soups, and daily specials, adhering to cafe’s standards of quality and presentation.
  • Collaborate with the management team to design and update the menu, considering seasonal ingredients, customer preferences, and culinary trends.
  • Monitor inventory levels of ingredients and supplies, placing orders as needed to maintain stock and minimise wastage.
  • Maintain a clean and organised kitchen environment, following food safety and sanitation guidelines at all times.
  • Train and supervise kitchen staff, providing guidance on cooking techniques, safety procedures, and efficient workflow.
  • Ensure consistent portion sizes and plate presentation, aiming for an aesthetically pleasing and appetising visual experience for customers.
  • Adhere to budgetary guidelines, managing costs without compromising on food quality.
  • Stay updated on food industry trends and innovations, bringing fresh ideas to the cafe’s offerings and culinary techniques.
  • Collaborate with front-of-house staff to address customer feedback, special requests, and dietary restrictions.
  • Participate in regular kitchen inspections and audits to maintain high standards of cleanliness and safety.
  • Handle any unexpected challenges or rushes during service with a composed and organised approach.


  • Proven experience as a Chef or Cook in a fast-paced cafe or restaurant environment.
  • Culinary degree or relevant formal training is a plus, but not mandatory.
  • Strong knowledge of different cooking techniques, kitchen equipment, and food safety standards.
  • Creative flair and passion for experimenting with flavours while keeping customer preferences in mind.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills to handle high-demand periods effectively.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and lead kitchen staff by example.
  • Effective communication skills to interact with colleagues, management, and customers.
  • Flexibility to work various shifts, including weekends and holidays.

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