Life doesn’t become more social than through sharing food. That’s our founding food philosophy. The food that comes out the Living Kitchen is fresh, simple, honest, healthy and local where possible. With short-end preparation times, simple ingredients and limited preparation steps, the assortment is intelligent, and service is fast. Reflecting the belief that we are what we eat, our kitchen aims to physically energize, appeal to the senses and nourish the soul. Our food is served on long communal tables – ideal for salt passing and idea swapping.
The Chef’s main responsibility is to ensure that any food that comes out of the Living Kitchen is cooked well and presented in a beautiful way. All in line with Zoku’s food philosophy. You’ll be working closely together with the Head Chef and the rest of the kitchen team. Each Chef runs the kitchen by him or herself during a shift. You must be a multitasking octopus, chatting with the residents and guests, managing the kitchen and cooking up a storm all at the same time.
We are looking for someone who really understands Zoku’s food philosophy and is a true food artist – also in the visual sense. Someone who loves plating beautiful dishes and who makes creative buffets that not only look good, but also taste amazing. As you are cooking in an open, residential kitchen we need someone who loves chatting to the guests, while cooking up a storm.
We will be opening our third location in Vienna, Austria, in, April 2021. Located in the central Second District of Leopoldstadt, Zoku Vienna will be close to the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the Messe Wien Conference Center, and the iconic Prater park.
The Chef reports directly to the Head Chef and works closely with other Chefs, the F&B Sidekicks and the Kitchen Helpers.
* Please note we have temporarily altered our concept due to the current Covid-19 situation, however we will always make sure it remains “Zoku” where connecting to our residents is still one of our main features.Apply here
Next to cooking up a storm and plating dishes that taste amazing & look beautiful, this position also focuses on other areas within the Living Kitchen:
1. First Round – Online interviews
If we loved your application, we will invite you to a first virtual interview via Zoom which will take place between January 25th and February 5th, 2021 (concrete dates and time slots will follow). Make sure to keep an eye on your inbox for an invitation (we wouldn’t want to miss you!)
2. Second Round –Personal Interviews
If we enjoyed the first interview with you and think that you would be a great fit for Zoku, a second one (hopefully) in person will follow. This interview will take place between February 8th and February 19th. The concrete location, date and time slots will be sent to you via e-mail.
3. Working at Zoku
Will you join the team? How exciting, we can’t wait! We are planning for you to start working at Zoku mid-March 2021, depending on our final opening date. We are planning to open Zoku’s doors in April 2021 – fingers crossed.
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