Job: Sous Chef

Sous Chef
£32000 per annum + £2000 Tronc
Position Title: SOUS CHEF

Reports to: Head Chef

Responsible for: Junior Sous Chef, Chefs and Kitchen Porters (13 staff in total)

An excellent opportunity to join a small brigade of chefs producing quality fresh foods for our Restaurant, Bars, Room Service and Banqueting areas which cater for 2 – 250 guests.

Main Functions:

• Through hands on approach, maintain & help improve standard of food, service and operating standards, ensuring maximum guest satisfaction.
• To control departmental expenses including food costs and wages, in line with business levels.
• To implement & monitor all Health & Safety and hygiene practices and procedures
• To motivate, coach, implement and monitor departmental training & development plans via appraisal process
• In liaison with Head Chef, develop new menu ideas & presentation methods

Desired Qualifications/ Skills/Experience:

• Circa 5 years solid experience in a professional kitchen, up to Sous Chef level in similar or larger size operation, or Head Chef in smaller unit, including experience of working with fresh ingredients
• Good understanding of all applicable Health & Safety legislation & experience working with strict Health & Hygiene regimes.
• Full understanding of food controls & experience of ordering & menu pricing
• Be imaginative, have an eye for detail and a desire & ability to deliver quality fresh a la carte and buffet food with experience of large volume functions and weddings
• Be enthusiastic and self-motivated with a desire to succeed in your career
• Proven man-management skills with the ability to lead and motivate others
• Training & coaching skills e.g. CTA or PTC
• Intermediate Hygiene or Food Safety Level 3 or equivalent

We offer a benefits and remuneration package that includes the following:
• Basic salary circa £32,000 pa depending on experience plus share of service charge (£2,000+)
• 28 days paid holiday each year, including 8 Bank Holidays
• Free Life Assurance, uniforms and meals on duty
• Live In accommodation available for up to 3 months if relocating (chargeable)

Berkeley Scott is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.