Head chef, Unwined, Waterloo


Head chef, Unwined, Waterloo

Unwined Bars is super excited to announce we have a new role available within the company for a full time Head Chef to run our Waterloo kitchen.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative, organised – and wine loving – head chef to join our brilliant team. This would be a new role within the company, so lots of scope to make the role your own, as well as recruit your kitchen team.

This role will suit someone with experience running a busy service, and could suit someone who’s looking to step up to manage their own kitchen/team/menu. The right candidate will be confident and experienced in creating and costing a small plates menu, managing a small kitchen team and food safety systems. The hours would be a Monday to Friday rota based on a 45 hour week. Whilst we are a small business we are a young, vibrant company who embraces change and would welcome the right candidates ideas/suggestions within our current menu set up (see our menus here). We can also sponsor a WSET qualification, and relish the opportunity to work together with creating food and wine pairings on the menu.

Salary would be a combination of a base salary + service charge, with a combined offer of between £35-39,000 per annum dependent on candidate experience. 20 days paid annual leave + bank holidays off, and workplace pension as standard.

Must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Please email CV + cover letter to hello@unwinedbars.co.uk

Find out more about us @ unwinedbars.co.uk

Staff perks:

  • FREE wine to take home every month
  • massive staff discount on wine purchases
  • summer & Christmas all staff parties
  • staff discounts on drinking/dining in
  • staff excursions/opportunities to meet winemakers
  • sponsorship for in house wine school or WSET qualifications and other relevant training courses
  • in house staff newsletter highlighting industry discounts/offers and upcoming events/tastings

Here’s what a job at Unwined is all about:

wine, wine, wine!

We love wine, and want to take you on a wine journey with us. We sponsor WSET wine training, attend regular tastings, sponsor monthly staff wines and we even do our own course in house! You also get access to great wines at massively discounted prices – our little way to say cheers!


Our team may be small but truly dedicated – this creates a sincere family feel that makes for an extremely supportive and lovely working atmosphere! Did we mention we like a staff party or two as well ????

keeping it casual!

We are casual and easy going – we speak about wine in this way too, so don’t think you will be joining a stuffy wine bar. As part of our relaxed nature, we let the team wear what they feel comfortable in for service. We also have SUPER friendly clientele, and amazing regulars to chat to about wine!


We pride ourselves on our service at Unwined, and we host regular training sessions to keep you up to date. On top of your salary/pay rate, you’ll get a portion of the service charge. There are no deductions for admin or card charges, 100% of all service charge and tips are shared by the team.


You give what you get with Unwined. We love to promote from within, we take on board your ideas, and want you to help us shape the business as it grows. In that way this can be a job that you find truly rewarding.


Whilst any hospitality role does require largely evening work, we do strive for fair rotas, prioritising two days off in a row (inc Sundays), and go above and beyond to give you time off for any social commitments you have. We close bank holidays, so you can enjoy them with your friends!


We love to tap into the team’s natural skills for them to develop and grow by utilising them within the business. There is further opportunity to learn new skills with us too from food safety to social media and even self defense!