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IKEA Reading Chef - Full Time

Reading, England - Explore location Food & Restaurant Full Time

Job description


Are you a team player with a passion for food and people? Do you thrive in a busy environment? Looking for an opportunity to develop your career in catering? If so, then we are looking for you.

We are looking for someone like you to help us deliver a taste of Sweden and a great customer experience with high quality, sustainable food. You will contribute to a passionate and friendly team working in a fast-paced and safe environment to deliver a better everyday life for the many.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for people and food, an eagerness to learn and will embrace change with a solution-orientated approach to the many challenges and tasks that present themselves. You will have the ambition to grow within IKEA and to help to develop others too. In IKEA we place great emphasis on our co-workers’ well-being and leading others and ourselves with a positive approach, even through the busiest and most challenging times.

Our Restaurants are normally open between 9:30 am &7pm pm, flexibility is important as you will be required to work a range of shifts including days, 2 evenings & every other weekend


As a Co-worker you will report to one of the Food Managers or Team Leaders and work alongside them in planning and delivering an exceptional experience to thousands of customers and co-workers every day. You will work within all the parameters of Food Safety and Health & Safety to ensure IKEA remains a safe place for people to shop, work and have fun.


Thanks to us, customers, co-workers and people at home can have a better everyday life through food that’s good for both people and planet. Together we serve more than 660 million customers yearly at the IKEA restaurants worldwide, underlining our Scandinavian heritage by offering a modern taste of Sweden. We also offer a variety of foods in our bistros and in the “Swedish Food market”. We are a diverse group of people who all live by the motto: Laughter is brightest in the place where the food is!


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Working at IKEA, we recognize the need to look after our people and we offer a range of co-worker benefits such as co-worker discount, pension scheme, uniform provision, subsidized co-worker meals, a year-end gift and many more! Apart from this you are also joining a fantastic business with great people who will be your co-workers.

Please note; we may close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications.

IKEA is an equal opportunities employer.

If you are interesting in working for us, apply now.