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Jobs in two food vans – apply here.

1 Jun

This just in from friend of eat.st and favourite thesp, Richard Shanks – who’d like a job in his yoghurt locker/chorizo-mobile starting pronto?

Read on for the low-down on this Southbank stalwart…

Me and my frozen-yoghurt van, ‘The Little Mixing Factory’
(TLMF), took up residence outside the National Theatre, two and a half years
ago, and have been dolloping yoghurt down the Southbank ever since.

New for 2011 and just round the corner, I have now opened ‘Engine’, a
beautiful 1959 fire truck, serving up British Chorizo and Organic British
Halloumi Sandwiches.

With both vans open Tuesday to Sunday, I need another pair of
hands, and I need them fast. Could YOU help me run this yoghurty-
sausage empire?

It is an exciting new position working in an amazing environment. The
Southbank is such a fun and vibrant area, surrounded by music, dance and

I am looking for an enthusiastic and reliable new member of staff to supervise
the running of both vans from now until October 2011.

Any number of the following character traits might help you get the job:

Be warm, welcoming, helpful and approachable
Have a passion for serving up yummy food
Have a strong ability to promote and sell
Take pride in how you and the area you are working in looks
Have the ability to see what needs doing before its too late

It would also be useful if you had a good knowledge of Food Safety & Hygiene

Our busiest days are on the weekend and on these days you will be

Expected to work – not every single weekend, but be aware, that is the nature
of the job

The applicant must be over 25 and hold a full UK or European driving license
(The job requires that you drive the Yoghurt van and the insurance company
will not consider insuring a driver who does not meet these criteria)

All applications to jobs@thelittlemixingfactory.co.uk asap!


Luardos is hiring!

7 Apr

Our favourite burritodor, Simon, is expanding.

‘Jesus’ is still blessing the good people of Whitecross Street with rollicking good burritos, but now there’s a new addition to the Luardos stable: Mary. Still an H-Van but extending the sorbet palette from azul añil to rosa mexicana. Yes, this new food wagon is PINK. And she needs working.

Simon has put a call out on Facebook:

Oh my! There’s two jobs going this summer working in one of the worlds famous Luardos burrito vans! One will be getting busy on a Monday-Friday basis at Whitecross Street Market, London. The other will be rolling round the country smacking the festival scene. Seeeen!

Ideally you need to be over 25, have a driving licence, and be into food. Liking outdoor work (and hard work) would help too. And being good with people and generally up for it.

Good fun and good salary. Know anyone? Is that you? Is it!? If it is then send me a message on facebook and i’ll read it and send one back. Lovely stuff x

Link to the page here or email simonluard@hotmail.com if this sounds like the job for you.

Simon looks a bit like this by the way…

And is a stone-groove to work for.

Burrito rolling hands at the ready!

Choc Star seeks full-time manager.

18 Mar


Switch things up this summer and see what life is like at the wheel of a choc-mobile!

April/May – September (and beyond if the right person found)

Must be 25 or over (for insurance purposes)

Good salary – to discuss at interview.


Choc Star, Britain’s one and only chocolate van, needs a new shaker, baker and foot behind the pedal.


I have been running the business for the last five years and it’s been one hell of a ride.


In this time I have driven ‘Jimmy’ all over Britain, taking him to festivals, weddings, parties, fetes, markets, film sets, TV studios….all in the name of spreading the good word of CHOCOLATE.


The delightful combination of chocolate + travels has won us fans far and wide – from the national media (C4, Vogue, The Times, Telegraph, Guardian, TimeOut, Delicious, Olive, House & Garden), to random passers-by. People from all walks of life come up to the counter and we make it our business to send them on their way with delicious treats and a smile on their face.


As I continue studying for my Masters and pursuing the wider British street food cause I now need a fantastic person to hand the reins over to.





Lots of travel * Lots of driving * Preparation of van treats – from milkshakes to sundaes to hot chocolates to truffles * Lots of ice cream scooping * Being GREAT with people (Customers and events organisers especially) * Baking (and/or organising of baking) * Event negotiations * Staffing jobs * Stock ordering/taking * Tweeting * Working at weekends *…and being an all-round ambassador for Choc Star which believes in:


  • Fun
  • Adventure
  • Indulgence
  • Independence


The job starts in April/May 2011 and runs until the end of September 2011. Ideally I would like to take someone on who is interested in the more long-term prospects of running a mobile chocolate business.


The world of Choc Star is a whole new way of life to the 9-5 and I cannot emphasise enough the need for LOVE OF TRAVEL AND MEETING NEW PEOPLE.


Does this sound like your kind of thing?


Or do you know someone who should hear about this?


I’m looking forward to hearing from you!


Please email Petra: feedme@chocstar.co.uk for further details.