Junior Sous Chef

Yattendon, Thatcham
£26000 - 30000 per annum + Tips + Live In + Benefits
25 Sep 2018
23 Oct 2018
VAC8413 - 2018 - CA6961RPC
Job Function
Junior Sous Chef
Contract Type
Full Time

They are a stunning gastro pub/hotel set in Berkshire just north of Newbury. They are just about to complete a massive refurbishment and extension. This business is forward thinking, dynamic and ever growing. The kitchen is headed by an amazing Head Chef and they are seeking a Junior Sous Chef to add to their brigade. This role is full time and can offer accommodation if required.

Key Features of the Role:

  • As the Junior Sous Chef, you are the assistant to the Sous Chef, which means you will be responsible for a majority of the same duties and responsibilities, such as inventory, kitchen staff management and food preparation.
  • All food is prepared in house using fresh ingredients and local suppliers wherever possible as well creating and developing and setting the highest standards of food quality and consistency.
  • You will be working under a very talented, experienced and dedicated Head Chef that is willing to teach, develop and progress the brigade.
  • Most importantly you must be a Junior Sous chef with lots of energy, passion and have an enthusiastic, switched-on nature.
  • As a Junior Sous Chef, you will be required to work across all areas of the kitchen and have the ability to confidently manage the kitchen in the Head Chef’s absence.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Be an accomplished Junior Sous Chef, Sous Chef  or possibly a Senior CDP look for your next move
  • Have experience of working on the grill/rotisserie section and overseeing the larder, pastry and pizza sections.
  • Ideally experienced working in functions and events
  • Experience in designing regularly changing menus and embracing food culture.
  • Be able to motivate the team to produce consistently great food as well as the ability to manage the team to deliver the required standards of health and safety, cleaning and food hygiene.
  • Experience in ordering and stock control.
  • Be confident in training and recruiting new team members and strive to be the best at what they do.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Be expected to manage to costings, margin and labour costs within the kitchen

What’s on Offer?


  • A fantastic salary starting at £26,000 up to £30,000 per annum dependent on experience
  • Tips issued, roughly an extra £3000 per annum
  • Accommodation can be offered in the form of a shared cottage, opposite the pub
  • No more than 48 hours a week contract
  • Working under a very talented Head Chef who creates a fun, happy, family atmosphere 

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