Esters is an ambitious independent cafe in Stoke Newington. We have been featured in the Telegraph’s top 30 coffee shops in the UK and Eater’s 13 Best London Breakfasts. Eater named our miso white chocolate cookie as the best in London, and Felicity Cloake (The Guardian) picked our mince pies as her favourite of 2018.

We recently refurbished the café – it’s a brand new, functional, beautifully designed space.

Our food offering is at the centre of what we do. It is seasonally focussed and creative, with inspiration coming from a range of sources. Our menu changes regularly. We work with a range of suppliers including; Rushtons, Chegworth Valley, Neal’s Yard Dairy, Wright Brothers, Rookery Eggs & Little Bread Pedlar.

We are currently hiring for two roles:

Chef (40 hours/week) to start immediately

FOH supervisor (35-40 hours/week) to start end of August

Chef



We are looking for an individual who is organised and conscientious with a positive outlook. We divide shifts amongst the kitchen team so there is a variety of prep and service days. We run a very organised kitchen and expect chefs to follow our systems of management, stock and portion control. This means our kitchen is a relaxed, enjoyable place to work. There are plenty of opportunities to contribute to menu development, working closely with the chef-owner, and we actively encourage this. An interest in baking is a bonus, but not required.

 

Perks of the job include; no evenings and sociable hours (shifts finish 6pm latest and start at 7.30am at the earliest!).

Applicants must be able to work weekends. We aim to give all staff one weekend day off regularly.

You will

-          Possess a friendly disposition and exceptionally positive attitude

-          Be organised and able to follow our systems consistently

-          Have two years experience minimum (not necessarily in a café environment)

-          Be actively engaged with London’s food scene

-          Be responsible for your own food knowledge and use this to creatively contribute to our menu

-          Have experience on the line and feel confident in managing service independently

-          Share our passion for providing outstanding hospitality

-          Be able to work independently and self-manage, but also work well within a team

-          Be fastidious about cleanliness and timekeeping

-          Have excellent English communication skills

We offer you

-          Competitive rate of pay, holiday pay & share of service charge

-          Plenty of delicious coffee & food to try – lunch is provided

-          The opportunity to learn and progress within a business that is looking to innovate and grow

-          The ability to contribute creatively to our menu and develop your own dishes

Get in touch at hello@estersn16.com with an introduction and a CV highlighting your relevant experience. Only applicants called to interview should expect a reply.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Nia & Jack

 

 

 

FOH Supervisor

We are looking for an individual with at least one years’ experience in a supervisor or management level position, and with at least two years’ experience in the industry. Responsibilities will include supervising the other FOH staff, ensuring our high standards of customer service are maintained, and a small amount of stock control and ordering (of beverages, consumables). We’re looking for someone with an exceptionally positive attitude and who is a great communicator. Ideally, this person will have an active interest in London’s food scene and/or cook at home regularly. Coffee experience is a bonus but not required; we are able to provide training to the coffee level we require.

Applicants must be able to work weekends. We aim to give all staff one weekend day off regularly.

You will

-          Possess a friendly disposition and exceptionally positive attitude

-          Share our passion for providing outstanding hospitality

-          Have at least one years’ experience in a supervisor/management level position, and at least two years’ experience in the industry

-          Be a direct, concise and effective communicator

-          Have an interest in food and cook/eat out regularly

-          Be able to work independently and self-manage, but also work well within a team

-          Be fastidious about cleanliness, organisation and timekeeping

-          Have excellent English communication skills

 

We offer you

-          Competitive rate of pay, holiday pay & share of service charge

-          Plenty of delicious coffee & food to try – lunch is provided

-          The opportunity to learn and progress within a business that is looking to innovate and grow

-          Great work/life balance

Get in touch at hello@estersn16.com with an introduction and a CV highlighting your relevant experience. Only applicants called to interview should expect a reply.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Nia & Jack