BAO Fitzrovia - Assistant Manager

Assistant Manager - BAO Fitzrovia

Salary - Up to £34,000 pa

Schedule - Full Time

Experience - 1 year in a quality restaurant

BAO Fitzrovia are seeking an Assistant Manager to join their team. The successful candidate will be friendly, personable and passionate about all thing’s food and drink. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Assistant Manager looking for an opportunity in an award winning, critically acclaimed group.

The Restaurant

Located in a three floor Townhouse in Fitzrovia Central London, BAO Fitzrovia specialises in Ping Paan Platters & larger sharing dishes. All the baos are steamed in the bakery on first floor and the restaurant takes reservations. BAO’s goal is to create restaurants that offer a different experience to each other, inspired by our founder’s upbringing and travels around Asia. Each restaurant within the group has a unique menu and a different story.

The Position

As Assistant Manager, you will be responsible for the overall performance of the front of house team, leading them by example to deliver the highest levels of service and an exceptional guest experience; and you will work closely with the Kitchen team to ensure that the quality of the food offering is consistently delivered, as well as the Directors to proactively drive the business forward.

If you have the following, then BAO wants to hear from you:

  • Prior experience as an Assistant Manager or Restaurant Manager within a high quality restaurant;
  • Warm, personable and professional nature;
  • Be creative with excellent attention to detail;
  • Passion for and knowledge of food and beverage and the London restaurant scene;
  • Ability to inspire, motivate, lead and develop teams;
  • Working knowledge of food hygiene and health and safety requirements;
  • Ability to manage staff costs and review rotas accordingly;
  • A good understanding of managing a P&L;
  • Ability to implement and maintain effective standardised systems, processes and controls;
  • Good knowledge of or experience in Asian cuisine and culture is a bonus!


  • 50% off dining across BAO and JKS Restaurants;
  • School of BAO - workshops, talks and field trips;
  • BAO yearly anniversary gifts;
  • A personalised learning and development plan to develop your skills and knowledge;
  • Employee Assistance Program

The Group

Created by Erchen Chang, Wai Ting & Shing Tat Chung in 2013, BAO started in a shed in a car park in East London. BAO opened its first restaurant in Soho in April 2015, winning a Micehlin Bib Gourmand 5 years running. BAO now has 4 restaurants, one in Fitzrovia and its third in Borough Market. In 2020, BAO opened a new concept restaurant, Café BAO in Kings Cross; a delivery brand, Rice Error; and their online digital supermarket, Convni.

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