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Imad's Syrian Kitchen - Cook

Location: London
Job type: Full-Time and Part-Time X 3
Salary:  Competitive


Syrian chef Imad Alarnab, has an amazing story. After opening his first restaurant in Damascus in 2000, he steadily built up a small empire of food and juice bars in the city. But by 2014, as the city became more and more war-torn and dangerous, Imad’s empire was gone. He fled Damascus and his country and crossed Europe to the UK. But he never lost his passion for cooking or cooking for others – while living in Calais, he would regularly cook for 40 or 50 people.

After arriving safely in the UK, Imad found work as a car salesman, but over time, he began to dream of running his own restaurant again. Before long, Imad was running successful pop-up restaurants in London which sold out every single night and received rave reviews, the Guardian described his food as “astonishingly good,” and since then Imad has raised over £200k for Choose Love.

After years of pop-up restaurants, supper clubs and falafel bars, Imad has now found a permanent location in Kingly Court, just off Carnaby Street which he is hoping to open this Autumn. In Imad’s own true style, he will continue to fundraise for Choose Love by donating £1 from every bill to the charity.


Job Description

Cook and prepare menu items consistent with Chefs specifications to include preparation of foods, as well as, catering where applicable.



  • Set up all food prep stations.
  • Properly arrange all necessary cooking items and prepare the food to be cooked and plated by the Chef within the necessary time frame.
  • Cook and prepare menu items and clearly understand instructions by Chef and Sous Chef.
  • Communicate effectively with guests, management, and Chef concerning any customer problems or issues.
  • Adhere to proper cooking temperatures, methods, preparation, and plating procedures.
  • Ensure that all work and kitchen areas are maintained in a clean fashion at all times.
  • Minimize waste through correct measurements, storage, and attention to detail.
  • Monitor food waste and maintain an accurate inventory of food items.
  • Ensure that all plates are cleaned properly and stored carefully to prevent breakage.
  • Adhere to all safety and sanitation regulations. Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Resort fire procedures, health and safety policy and security.
  • Short and long term promotions.
  • Company dress code.
  • Resort smoking policy.
  • Rules and management policies.

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