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Sous Chef 🧑‍🍳

This is not just any Sous Chef role. We are looking for a wicked Chef who is up for changing the world.
About Yum Bug

At Yum Bug we turn insects into delicious foods people love and recognise like burgers, mince and nuggets. Our bug-based foods aren't just great for the planet but are also great for you with about 30% more protein than beef.

We have had backing from the likes of Holly Branson (Virgin), James Watt (BrewDog), Carl Pei (Nothing, One Plus), James Frost (Gay Times).


We’re on a mission to change perceptions and take edible insects mainstream. To do this Yum Bug is building a world-class team of fun-loving, ambitious people, and we’d love you to be one of them! 


As Sous Chef at Yum Bug you will be working with our Head Chef and to develop delicious dishes for our restaurant menu and run excellent service.

You’ll be:
  • Helping to set up a brand-new insect based restaurant in London

  • Working with the Head Chef founders Leo & Aaron to design an evolving insect-based menu

  • Ensuring smooth running of the kitchen inc. prepping meals, ordering stock etc.

  • Attending events or festivals we are catering for

  • Jumping in to help other team members every so often, when necessary

What you need to do the job effectively:
  • Able to cook delicious food that fits the vibe of our restaurant (similar vibe to Jolene)

  • Have experience running a kitchen producing exceptional, unpretentious plates of food

  • Have a good knowledge of European cuisine, and broader cuisines

  • Able to take constructive feedback

  • Not be afraid of hard work and occasionally pulling long hours!

  • Able to work in a team and communicate clearly (inc speak, read and write in perfect English)

Bonus (but not at all essential): 
  • Has over 1 year cheffing experience

  • Great at shooting content

Who You Are

Your character and values are just as important to us as your experience and skills. We only hire really kind people!

Values we’d love from you:
  • Driven to be the best in what you do

  • Has a growth mindset

  • Very organised!

  • Sense of humour with a healthy dose of humility

  • Loves learning and relishes any opportunity to improve

  • Loves solving problems – and takes ownership of them

  • Able to take (and give) constructive feedback

  • Positive – a glass half full kind of person

What You'll Get

£25 – £38k per annum, company share options, a real opportunity to shape the future of food with a fun and ambitious team.

Job Perks:

  • 30 days paid holiday excl. bank holidays

  • Company share options

  • Creativity in the role to design dishes and bug-based products

How to Apply

Click the 'Apply' button below or email ''

Subject the email 'Sous Chef – Your Full Name'. So if your name is Izzy Jones it would be 'Sous Chef – Izzy Jones'. Important you follow this we wont see it otherwise!

Please Send
  • CV

  • Cover letter explaining why you’d like to join us

Applications assessed on a rolling basis (higher chance of success the sooner you apply)

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