Sous Chef

Andover, Hampshire
£25-28k + Tips + Live In + Benefits
03 Nov 2018
01 Dec 2018
VAC8518 - 2018 - CA7066GS
Job Function
Sous Chef
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company is an award-winning group of gastro pubs with rooms, many of their establishments have been awarded with accolades and they are very much a food focused company with each pub having its own identity.

This Gastro Pub situated just outside the Andover area and are seeking a Sous Chef on a full-time permanent basis to join their award-winning kitchen brigade.

This particular Gastro Pub’s kitchen is managed by a very talented Head Chef that has been awarded a 1 rosette. The passion and aim for this pub are to create fantastic fresh traditional English cuisine with a little French twist and ultimately would like to progress further with more accolades..

This role would be ideal for an existing Sous Chef, but the Company will also consider an existing Junior Sous Chef that is ready to progress to the next level in their career.

Key Features of the Role:

  • As the Sous Chef you are second in hierarchy after Head Chef, which means this position has full control over the kitchen and is directly responsible of the food quality produced, under the supervision of the Head Chef.
  • The role of Sous Chef is challenging, as you'll be expected to make sure the brigade is producing top-quality cuisine and that Chefs with talent are trained and developed. In addition, you’ll have to take charge of the kitchen in the Head Chef’s absence.
  • The Sous Chef tasks and responsibilities are diversified and vary from cooking or plating certain dishes to establishing the menu and dealing with the ingredient providers. Therefore, the position requires both culinary and managerial skills.
  • Full driving licence and own reliable transport is required due to the location.

Knowledge and Skills:

·       Be an existing Sous Chef but the Head Chef may consider a Junior Sous Chef looking to make the next step in their career.

·       Experience in a high-quality kitchen, ideally 1 Rosette or higher

·       Experience in high volume kitchens

·       Pays great attention to detail around food specification, cooking methods and the invoicing of goods we receive.

·       Gets excited about using fresh, seasonal and local produce

·       Have a passion and flair for cooking and can contribute to menu ideas

·       Understands the importance of food margin control and has the skills to achieve it.

·       Able to motivate and train junior members of the team

·       Able to support the Head Chef and look after the kitchen properly in their absence

·       Able to communicate daily to the relevant departments

·       Able to adhere to company standards and procedures and can hit financial and management targets

·       Have a good working knowledge of HACCP and COSHH

·       Level 2 certification in Food Hygiene

What’s on Offer?

  • A competitive basic salary ranging from £25,000 - £28,000 per annum, dependent on experience
  • Tips will be issued, roughly an extra £3000 per annum on top of your basic salary
  • Working in a One Rosette Kitchen
  • You will be working under very talented, award wining Head Chef
  • Accommodation can be provided if required.
  • Industry Training courses.
  • Discounts across the estate

Applicants Please Note:

Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Sous Chef or Junior Sous Chef.

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