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About Toklas

Toklas is a Mediterranean restaurant focussing on the freshest seasonal ingredients from sustainable suppliers, simply presented and prepared. With a nod to our carbon footprint and healthy eating, the menu veers towards fish and vegetables, with only a few meat dishes. The menu changes weekly to take advantage of the seasonality of ingredients. The restaurant has a bar, a large terrace, and its own excellent bakery and café. 

Toklas comes from the founders of Frieze art fair, and attracts many diners and events from the art and culture world. We are the exclusive UK importers of Todoli Citrus, an organic citrus farm in Spain with 480 varieties. 


Sous Chef role

This is an opportunity for someone who cares passionately about food, and wants to serve dishes at their freshest and most seasonal. The changing menu gives a great opportunity to participate in menu development and learn new dishes. As senior sous chef, you will play a key role in delivering excellent, consistent food. You will work with the head chef on menu and produce, development, managing kitchen operations, budgets, and the team. 

Head chef Yohei Furuhashi worked at the River Café for 9 years, and was then head chef at Dinings and Petersham Nurseries.


You will have

  • Previous experience as a sous chef or junior sous in a high quality restaurant

  • An excitement around seasonality of produce and preparing super-fresh food

  • Ability to manage and train a kitchen brigade

  • Experience of managing a staff rota

  • An understanding of budgeting food cost

  • An understanding of health and safety procedures. 


Benefits and Culture

Our team is the most important part of the restaurant. We are constantly striving to make Toklas a kind, happy place to work, and are always looking to attract the best in the industry. We look out for each other, and offer significant benefits and career development, amongst them


  • Supplier visits, including international trips, such as a visit to Todoli citrus farm, Valencia.

  • 50% restaurant discount and 25% shop discount; wine at cost

  • Friends of Toklas programme including 50% off at Super 8 restaurants Brat, Kiln and Smoking goat

  • £500 referral bonus

  • Paid overtime

  • Sundays and Mondays off

  • 28 days holiday

  • 5% pension matching

To apply please email with a cover letter and CV, stating why you'd like to work at Toklas. 

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