Sous Chef

Hatfield Hertfordshire
As well as an enjoyable place to work, Elior offer a comprehensive benefits package.
27 Nov 2017
25 Dec 2017
Job Function
Sous Chef
Contract Type
Full Time

This busy corporate site is seeking an experienced Second Chef to work as part of the senior unit Management Team.


A large, prestigious site based in Hatfield 

Summary of Role

As Sous Chef you will manage and motivate a young talented brigade assisting them to prepare and present high quality food in line with Elior UK objectives and client requirements.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

As Sous Chef you will:

  • Ensure all areas under the responsibility of the kitchen team are maintained and cleaned to an agreed standard.
  • Ensure thorough up to date knowledge and understanding of the menu and special offers in order to produce food and beverages to a high standard.
  • Be responsible for smooth operation of the Kitchen including relevant equipment reporting any maintenance issues in line with procedures.
  • Deputise for the head chef in their absence.
  • Menu plan and order provisions.
  • Assist with stock taking and Gross Profit management.
  • Ensure that COSHH, Food Safety and Health & Safety regulations are adhered to and any incidents are reported in line with Elior procedures.
  • Maintain client and Elior UK confidentiality and security at all times.

Knowledge and Skills

As a Sous Chef for Elior we look for …

  • Customer focused person.
  • Able to work on their own initiative.
  • Demonstrate a wide range of cookery skills across all departments.
  • Enjoys working with in a large team.
  • Experienced in leading and motivating a large young brigade.
  • The Successful candidate will hold formal industry recognised qualifications.
  • Able to be Flexible with their core working hours.
  • Willing to travel and stay away from home should training and development demand.
  • Will be expected to occasionally work overtime as and when required.

Experience and Qualifications

As a Sous Chef we look for …

  • Relevant qualifications including food hygiene, cookery certifications/qualifications
  • Level 2 minimum, but preferably level 3 Food Hygiene and Health & Safety.
  • Minimum professional qualification in City and Guilds 706-1, 706-2 in Catering would be required for this senior position.
  • You will be a person off Creativity, quality and innovation.
  • Loyal to our client/customer satisfaction: warm, friendly and genuine with ability to build trust and loyalty from your team.
  • Innovative: actively seek to improve ways of working and offer suggestions.
  • Operational Excellence: committed to achieving results through demonstrating a “can-do” attitude.
  • Responsibility: takes personal responsibility to ensure all Elior ways of working are adhered to.

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