As well as working hard, there’s plenty of benefits to a career at Wahaca. Here’s a few of the ways we invest in our teams.
THE FUN STUFF
ANNUAL DAY OF THE DEAD PARTY
In Mexico, Day of the Dead is about as big as it gets when it comes to celebrations. So in our mission to bring Mexican culture to the UK, instead of a Christmas party we have a big Mexican Día de los Muertos extravaganza for the whole Wahaca familee. Expect vibrant colours, amazing outfits, spectacular acts and lots of tequila!
The Scholarship Award is our way of giving back and rewarding creativity and individuality amongst our teams. Every year we invite all employees to delve deep into their imaginations, and guide us through their perfect trip anywhere in the world, whilst also linking to our company values. One lucky winner will find themselves living their dream in their chosen part of the world!
Inspired by our very own Masterchef winner, Thomasina Miers, each year we invite all team members to get their culinary juices flowing and WOW us (and Thomasina!) with a dish of their choice. It’s all to cook for with a £2,000 foodie trip to Mexico waiting at the finish line for one talented chef!
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
We love to welcome new people from all over the world, and this usually means that English isn’t their first language. We offer English Lessons to anyone who wants them so that we can help to improve communication between colleagues and with customers.
As well as regular internal training sessions, level 2 apprenticeship programmes are available for our chefs, as well as our managers at level 3 and 4.
FOOD PASSION & TEQUILA TASTING
The only way our customers will be passionate about our products is if you are too. That’s why we encourage regular tastings, tequila training and often invite suppliers in for some extra inspiration sessions. Free food on shift means that you can make your way through every dish on the menu too!
WELLBEING & DISCOUNTS
All employees are given access to Vivup, our employee benefits portal. Vivup is home to a whole range of discounts including gym memberships, retail discounts and a wellbeing and support helpline.
DINING OUT DISCOUNT
Once you’ve passed your probation, all our employees are given 70% off food when dining at Wahaca and DF Tacos with up to 3 friends.
Usually only available for 13-24 year olds, all our employees have access to the SMASH app offering discounts and deals on healthier foods at restaurants and retailers.
We work together to support our teams in the best way possible. We have mental health First Aiders in the business, all our GM’s are Mental Health Awareness trained and we offer free and confidential telephone counselling sessions for all employees.