Openings

work with mamaThis is definitely the most exciting time yet to be working for Mamuśka!

In August 2015 we moved from the shopping centre at Elephant and Castle (The Pit of Despair) out into the light of day across the street. Since then our sales have almost doubled.

Everyone keeps “movin’ on up” and getting promoted, so we have an exciting opportunity for fresh blood to come and join in the fun. We are looking for people who are hard-working and can enjoy a knowing look and a smile with their colleagues when the really nutty ‘rush hours’ hit.

We pay well above minimum wage (including performance bonus), offer free authorised delicious staff meals and OJ when working (no need to sneak treats around here) and even share generous discounts across all food and drink for off duty team members.

We always want to see CVs from interesting and ambitious individuals. In particular, here are some positions we are getting ready to fill right now.

Waitress / Waiter / Service Star

Experience: Optional
Location: SE1, London
Full-time or Part-time

Full-time, part-time & Trainee roles paying up to £9/hr at London’s most famous Polish eating & drinking sensation. Pension, free meals, tips & more!

Each of our Sous Chefs will eventually be in charge of their own kitchens, and our Head Chef of 6 years will be visiting each site on a regular basis to work with you to keep standards high, ensure consistency in recipe management across the sites, bring you the latest innovations and developments, and support the Sous Chef when you need it.

We are looking for a serious, commanding and professionally trained Chefs who are looking to get in on the ground floor of this exciting new fast casual brand.

We strongly believe responsibility should be matched with autonomy, so you will eventually be in charge and accountable for the areas we give you to manage. No more hand-holding and second guessing; this is a chance to show the world how you solve problems and make improvements!

Service Stars take turns handling everything in the front of house:

  • Greeting and Helping Customers
  • Keeping the bar stocked
  • Pouring Drinks
  • Guiding guests through their orders
  • Clearing tables and keeping the restaurant clean
  • Working with the kitchen to get the orders served
  • Co-ordinating the Delivery Service
  • Choosing the music and video entertainment
  • Posting to Social Media
  • and so much more!

The benefits of working at Mamuśka! include:

  • A 2% contributory pension (including for part-time teammates)
  • Free Staff Meals on duty
  • Staff discounts off duty
  • Tips shared out with Teammates (not management)
  • Free Uniform
  • Training and Continual Professional Development (CPD)

We look forward to hearing from lovers of all things Polish to come join our amazing team!

Line Chef

Location: SE1, London
Full time
Benefits: Profit sharing, possible subsidised accommodation in Zone 1
Salary: £10 per hr

Full-time chef roles paying £10/hr at London’s best Polish eating & drinking sensation. Pension, tips, career progression, a week off at Christmas and more!

Job description and summary

As London’s most fun and famous Polish eatery, we challenge ourselves every day to make the experience at Mamuśka! the absolute best it can possibly be for our guests and our Team. And the one thing that just about everyone agrees with is that the food is authentically Polish, the taste is delicious and that the portions are generous.

We have turned thousands of people onto Polish food over the past 8 years and with our plans to expand things are about to get even more exciting! We are opening a 6000 ft site in the summer, with more to come.

We are looking for Chefs who are excited about introducing Londoners to Polish food, as well as providing Poles with a taste of home. At Mamuśka! we’ll be calling you a Super Chef for a reason: You will be amazingly fast on the line when it is busy, and producing large batches from traditional recipes when it is not.

It is not easy to make casual dining look this cool and relaxed, and the truth is we all work very hard to achieve this magic. But if hard work stimulates you, this could be a great place to launch the next stage of your career! As a young entrepreneurial organisation hungry for your input, ideas and leadership, you could easily progress to the position of Sous Chef, Kitchen Manager or even Head Chef running your own group of restaurants in a few years.

Duties Include:

  • Processing tickets and plating meals
  • Pan-frying schabowy and deep-frying devolay
  • Making large batches of soups such as rosół and żurek
  • Co-ordinating the Delivery Service with the Front of House
  • Running a team of Kitchen Heroes, and so much more!

The benefits of working at Mamuska Restaurants Limited include:

  • A 2% employer contributory pension
  • A week off with pay at Christmas
  • Free Staff Meals (on duty)
  • Staff discounts (off duty)
  • Tips shared out with Teammates (not management)
  • Free Uniform
  • Training and Continual Professional Development (CPD)

If you love all things Polish, come join our amazing team as we expand the Mamuśka! concept across the UK. Please send your CV to jointheteam@mamuska.net and we will be in touch soon!

Restaurant Manager

Location: SE1, London
Full time Permanent (48 hr/wk)
Benefits: Profit sharing, possible subsidised accommodation in Zone 1
Salary: Circa £30,000 incl. bonus (per annum)

Mamuśka! has created tens of thousands of new Polish food fans since launching in 2010.

Our massive breakfasts, £3 soups and £5 lunch deals keep us busy all day, but we really come alive after five. We are the most recognised and loved Polish restaurant in London, with sales growth of 50% from our single Elephant and Castle location in 2016. As you may expect, we are excited and ready to launch new locations!

To help us prepare for expansion, we need a strong, proven, hands-on leader who knows how to win hearts and minds and deliver results.

Our Head Chef manages the kitchen, and our Founder will be focused on opening new locations. So the successful candidate will be a Restaurant Manager with full authority over the development of the FOH team and the brand experience at Mamuśka!

We proudly pays our team members and – for the most part – they work hard as a result. We have a very capable and experienced Assistant Manager as well as a full admin team to help.

We are looking for someone with the energy to lead from the front, work alongside the Service Stars, direct the team and make sure everyone works to optimum efficiency (especially when it gets really busy) and deliver value to the business by ensuring our labour rates are kept in line.

You will be responsible for:

  • Recruiting, training, managing, rewarding and retaining your super team of Service Stars
  • Delivering a dynamic, fun and slick service to our highly-valued customers
  • Maintaining an immaculate and organised Front of House of which we can be proud
  • Scheduling and executing planned cleaning and maintenance for all FOH equipment, fixtures and fittings
  • Achieving excellent financial results through controlled labour rates and other costs
  • Executing and adapting our unique Fast Casual model
  • Leading from the front and getting ‘stuck in’ when we get busy
  • Trying new ideas to discover better ways to make profits and deliver value
  • Drive sales and marketing activities and new promotions

Benefits at Mamuśka! include profit sharing for all team members and equity buy-in opportunities for key managers. This is your chance to cash in on your talents and get in on the ground floor of the next big Casual Dining brand! Refreshingly, we work in an environment where you are valued for what you can bring to the table.

We look forward to hearing back from the best candidates from London’s Casual Dining sector. Please send both your CV and an application letter in English to jointheteam@mamuska.net. We can’t get back to everyone, so make sure you tell us why you are the best candidate for this amazing opportunity.

Required Skills:

  • Team management
  • Casual dining
  • Fast casual
  • Trained by a chain
  • Enthusiastic
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Reporting
  • Multiple site management a plus
  • Team leadership
  • Perfectionist
  • Polish speaking a plus.

Operations Technician £8.00 ph

Not all jobs in the restaurant deal with taking orders or cooking food. Somebody has to fix all the stuff we break!

We have a great opportunity for an energetic individual who loves the restaurant business but who’s talents are more about painting, carpentry, plumbing, light electrical and other handyman jobs.

For those things you cannot fix, we will help you engage and supervise external technicians when we have to call them in. This is a position for someone who really loves variety at work but who can turn their hand to many different operational tasks.

With more locations on the way, you will have the opportunity to advance to Operations Manager if you choose, and possibly even take up a future role coordinating the construction of new locations.

So there is tons of scope for growth in future, but in the here and now, if you have a knack for repairs and organisation, this is definitely the job for you. Apply with a CV and short email to jointheteam@mamuska.net.

Apprentices

At Mamuśka! we have noticed how difficult it is to find young people who understand what it means to work hard in the hospitality industry. There is no shortage of people who want to be on the payroll, nor a shortage of people who want to put on a uniform and hang out in a restaurant and get paid for hitting on the punters. But to find people with energy, motivation to do well and to produce value for the customers and thee Company in which they are employed, there is a ‘scarcity of resource’, as the economists would say.

There is no point in us complaining unless we are willing to get stuck in to help solve the problem.

So we are actively looking to bring on and train apprentices within all the areas listed above. If you believe all you need is a chance, and you have no experience but lots of drive and a fantastic work ethic, and you are willing to get paid the reduced rates that apprentices are paid while they learn their craft, you should apply with us today. We can find an accredited program for you to work through so you can get appropriate courses completed so that you are getting certified at the same time as earning a bit of dosh.

We are a hard working but warm and welcoming team, and we think we can show you exactly how to develop new skills so you can get a position anywhere in the industry … even at Mamuśka! if you play your cards right!