Junior Sous Chef
Exciting permanent Junior Sous Chef opportunity with an independently owned Hampshire marina-based hospitality Company, on the South Coast near Southampton. Offering a full range fresh food menu.
The Company is an independently owned Hampshire based hospitality Group with multiple venues across Hampshire, each with enviable reputations for freshly produced and sourced food, cooked to the highest possible standard.
Each venue has their own unique concept twist and target market, so this is a great opportunity to learn and develop in one of their vibrant and busiest venues, as well as gaining more knowledge and experience, through career development plans and progression.
As seasonal trade starts to wind down the Company is looking to bring in a new and talented Junior Sous Chef, who they can train and develop ready for next year.
This gives you a unique opportunity to get your foot in the door with a progressive and growing business who want to develop the careers, ability and techniques of their amazing Chefs.
Key Features of the Role:
The venue is looking to grow its market share through their unique international food and drink concepts, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients to produce amazing food and dining experiences for their clientele.
As Junior Sous Chef you will work on diverse menu items, as well as the standard pasta’s and pizza’s, to service deadlines and targets. Using your organisational skills, time management and Chef experience, you will be expected to take great pride in your work and inspire others.
The Company will require you to work 48 hours per week in shift patterns, usually 5 days working and 2 days off. Shifts will vary depending on the services you are covering, breakfast, evening or dinner shifts.
The kitchen runs a profit margin so it is up to you to make sure that each ingredient used and plate of food is good value for money and well-proportioned, with no errors and looks amazing.
The Company will look at moving their Chefs around the business to make sure that new skills, knowledge and experiences are built up, so that each Chef has a good base of knowledge and ability in all kitchen stations. For example, starters, fish, meats, soups, pastries, canapes, salads etc. Those that show the best aptitude, skill and talent and all round knowledge of the business will be prioritised for promotion within the group.
Knowledge and Skills:
The Company expects you to be an experienced Junior Sous Chef or perhaps a Senior CDP who has worked in a fresh food kitchen, or in a kitchen cooking pizzas and or pasta’s, and who is looking to develop their career.
Your practical experience should be supported by some form of catering qualification.
You should have experience of working in a busy kitchen environment, having to manage your time and food orders, with a passion for producing the perfect dish every time, whilst under pressure.
The Company is looking for a talented Junior Sous Chef who possesses ambition to continually develop themselves and who wants to make a name for themselves, as well as someone who can eventually lead a team through respectful communication and as an involved team player.
You will need to have a good knowledge of hygiene and health and safety.
You must have your own transport to get to interview and every day for work.
What’s on Offer?
An hourly rate of £9.50 - £10.50ph depending upon your skill set and experience with tips on top.
Contracted 48 hour working week, 5 days on 2 days off.
An opportunity to build yourself a career and reputation over a number of years through hard work and a desire to aim for high standards, where others do not.
Excellent career progression opportunities within the group’s multiple venues across the South Coast, if you are looking to build your Chef career.
20 days’ holidays plus bank and public holidays or if required to work a day off in lieu, pro-rata for part time workers. Staff Discount Card, free uniforms, meals on duty.
Applicants Please Note:
Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Junior Sous Chef or a Senior CDP with own transport, living close to the South Coast.
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