kitchen porter

kitchen porter | full time

at wagamama, we’re an eating house for the soul. with over 160 uk restaurants and growing, our purpose is to nourish the world from bowl to soul. inspired by fast-paced, japanese ramen bars since 1992. a celebration of asian food brought wagamama to life 

we’re looking for a kitchen porter to join us on our continuous journey of true nourishment 


the role | 

as a kitchen porter at wagamama you'll play an essential role in our kitchen team. you'll be responsible for keeping our kitchen clean, safe and organised, ensuring that our chefs have everything they need to deliver exceptional fresh food to our guests. you'll embody our people promise + values through how you show up at work, assisting with food preparation and dishwashing when required. working alongside a talented and diverse team not only will you gain key life skills at wagamama, you'll make great friends too, all whilst ensuring that our guests receive delicious food the wagamama way. so whether you’re looking to start a career in the kitchen or just looking for a wok inspired side hustle this could be the role for you


perks + quirks | 

  • £10.42 per hour + £21.30 average tips per week* 

  • £14 - £25 of free food allowance on every shift 

  • 50% discount at wagamama + 30% off all other trg brands with family and friends 

  • dry-cleaned chef whites provided every shift 

  • dedicated 4-week training programme 

  • internal progression opportunities | fully funded apprenticeship programmes to support your growth   

  • pension scheme + 28 days holiday 

  • kintsugi wellness | access to councillors, cycle to work scheme, discounted gym + leisure   

  • family friendly policy | any expectant person or anyone adopting a child will receive 26 weeks full pay + 13 weeks half pay 

  • financial wellbeing support | access to loans repaid through your salary for those ‘strapped for cash’ moments in life  


what we look for | 

we're looking for someone who is able to embody the wagamama way in all its forms. a great team player who can work well under pressure. you'll have good interpersonal skills, and be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment. you don’t need experience to join us as a kitchen porter, we'll provide all the training you need 


the wagamama way | 

kaizen, meaning ‘good change’, is the philosophy that sits at the core of who we are. it shapes every dish we create and pushes us to find better ways in all we do. our food, how we think, how we work, it has to be fresh. committed to championing change in both our communities + the impact on the planet  

three whole decades of acting different, we don’t conform, we celebrate difference. appreciating personality over perfection. welcoming everyone and their unique story to our benches. we promise to have your back. working together to build close bonds of trust + support. creating safe spaces where we can have real conversations with open hearts + open minds 

all we ask is for you to dish up what makes you different  

be you, be wagamama

wagamama is proudly part of disability confident 


*100% of tips go to our teams. average tips are based on back of house team level positions across all our uk restaurants between 2/5/22 + 29/5/22. actual tips by restaurant will vary. tips are left solely at our guests discretion and are not considered as wages by the company nor are they guaranteed in any way 

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