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best benefits of working at Wahaca


We take fun seriously – creating a positive vibe is fun-damental

Annual Fiestaval

We close all our restaurants once a year for a day to celebrate and unwind 

Trip to Mexico

After two years working with us get a plane ticket to Mexico on us and spending money


70% discount on our food for you and three friends, anytime


After 5 years get a well earnt rest of 4 weeks off, paid

Team Time

Regular team celebrations, nights out and drinks

best benefits of working at Wahaca


To keep things fun for the long-run we make sure you’re supported with training and professional development


Step into management programme if you want to grow and £1,000 bonus when you do


Everyone has a dedicated training amigo for their first three months

Dinner on us

£100 to spend with friends in Wahaca to celebrate completing your first 3 months


Free English lessons


Even our trainers get paid extra for successfully developing you

best benefits of working at Wahaca


Our focus on fun is only one part of our serious commitment to wellbeing


Regular check-ins so you feel supported and happy and access to mental first aiders

Time off when it matters

Time off to attend major family events, like your kid’s first day at school

Free Food

Enjoy a free meal on every shift


Get discounts with brands, shops and supermarkets

best benefits of working at Wahaca

Future Friendly

Food that doesn’t cost the earth from a restaurant you can be truly proud of

We aim to be the most sustainable restaurant group in the UK (and have lots of awards to support prove it!)

Carbon Neutral and Zero waste to landfill




Megan Roberts,
From Waitress to Operations Manager

For me it is all about the amazing people I get to share my time with every day. My favourite part of my job is spending time with our people, encouraging, coaching, and developing them so I can help them to achieve their goals whilst having fantastic fun on the way, just like I have.


Megan smiling in one of our restaurants

Emiliano Ventura,
From Bartender to General Manager

27th March 2019

I do what I do because I love seeing people grow within the company. I’ve had bartenders and chefs come into London with not much English or confidence and no sense of belonging and after a few weeks within being in Wahaca have seen their whole personality change.  Wahaca brings people from every walk of life together and as a management team we have the freedom to engage and uplift our team in any way we can think of. 

Emilano - GM

From Runner to Junior Accountant

12th September 2019

Hey, I’m Sara. I started Wahaca as Deli/Runner in Charlotte Street and have now joined the Central Support Team as a Junior Accountant. Wahaca, for me is all about growing, challenging and developing myself. Wahaca, supports this and I have been able to develop able to develop more than I ever imagined.

I can learn, while having fun. Having fun, while belonging to a fantastic diverse bunch of people, I call my family!


From kitchen porter to Head Chef

19th April 2013

My Wahaca story started 6 years ago. I arrived in London not being able to speak English! I started as a Kitchen Porter and with the support and coaching of my Head Chef, I was inspired to progress. I always admired his drive for success and knew one day, I wanted his job! After 4.5 years, I got there. I’m very proud to work for such an amazing company, where stories like this really happen. Now it’s my ambition to be an inspiration to my team, so that they take the opportunities to grow and succeed like I did.

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