Autumn Yard is the first site in our business model. It is a cool Café & Bar with an awesome healthy range of fresh fast foods to eat in or have delivered. We believe good food should be available everywhere, from your dinner to your doorstep. 

We are looking for a talented Chef to grow with our business. A person to create fresh, vibrant & healthy cuisine, and to install systems so as to maximise our scalability. 

The Job

We’re looking for an experienced Sous Chef to manage our kitchen and the execution of every order (eat in & take away & delivery). From ensuring effective execution & appetising presentation of all dishes, to the day to day running of our café, the Sous chef is responsible for everything that the kitchen produces and the people who make it. We’re looking for someone to help us from the ground up and who is ambitious and enthusiastic about our start up business.

The Person 

  • Passionate about food trends & living the lifestyle you cook. Healthy & balanced!
  •  Detail is your life and you’re rarely happy with what many would call perfection. 
  • You're a motivator and you’re happiest when encouraging your team to succeed.
  • You have years of kitchen experience and you’re looking for a new challenge.
  • You are looking for a career with a start-up business and understand the hard work involved.

The Role

  • You’ll be responsible for every item of food produced for eating in, taking away and delivering,
  •  Realising your team’s potential and encouraging them to progress.

Finding ways to provide consistency and quality in everything you do will be fundamental to the role. We want to help you progress quickly, taking advantage of our expanding business and becoming an integral part of our senior management team as we grow. 

The Package

Depending upon experience

28 days’ paid holiday

Sounds good?

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COMMIS CHEF - Hackney Downs

Autumn Yard is looking for a talented and motivated Commis Chef to work in our stunning new cafe/restaurant in Hackney Downs. Located in the heart of this bustling area of trendy London, Autumn Yard aims at offering a fresh/healthy/simple modern European menu.

The Role:

Commis Chef will be assisting in the smooth running of the kitchen, maintaining high standards of hygiene, measuring dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately, ensuring the best qualitative food production.

The Person:

  • You love making people happy, and watching customers eat & love your food is the best thing in the world
  • You have experience working in open busy kitchens
  • You are fully committed and passionate about your job
  • You're a motivator and have a team spirit
  • You have several years of kitchen experience and you’re looking for a new challenge.

Salary: £8 - 9 per hour (depending on experience & shifts)

Working hours to be determined with Manager. Preferably available early mornings and weekends.

Serious and relevant applications only! Do not apply if you do not have kitchen experience and if you are not highly motivated.

Please do send us your CV and we look forward to setting up interviews and trials with you ASAP!


FRONT OF HOUSE TEAM - Hackney Downs 

Autumn Yard is looking for talented and experienced Front of House to deliver a punchy service in our stunning new budget cafe restaurant in Hackney Downs.

Located in the heart of this bustling area of trendy London, Autumn Yard is renowned for fantastic coffees, an exquisite healthy menu & superb customer service.

The Person

  • Friendly and dynamic - always with a smile and full of good energy!
  • Team player - ability to develop constructive working relationships with colleagues
  • Customer orientated - high standards of service and excellent organisational skills
  • Quick thinking - hands on experience with cash register and any ordering information system
  • Communication - active and attentive listening, fluency in English
  • Flexible - with working hours / shifts
  • Professional - proven work experience in hospitality / restaurant

The Role

  • Greeting customers and making them comfortable
  • Understanding how each dish is prepared and being able to advise our guests
  • Providing amazing coffees! (training offered if necessary)
  • Knowhow in cocktails is a plus
  • Making sure all guests are having a good time (keeping a constant eye on the tables)

We offer:

Coffee Roaster Barista training

Supplier trips

£7.50 - £9 per hour depending on experience

Promotions to Senior roles possible

Part time & Full time wanted - flexible working hours