Sous Chef

Botley, Southampton
£25-27k + Tips + Benefits
10 Nov 2018
08 Dec 2018
VAC8527 - 2018 - CA7075GS
Job Function
Sous Chef
Contract Type
Full Time

A very popular and high-volume Gastro Pub, situated on the outskirts of Botley in South Hampshire, close to the South Coast. They have built a great reputation for serving fresh British cuisine using the freshest locally sourced ingredients.

The owner is very much hands on and brings many years’ experience off the Catering and Hospitality trade to the pub which has seen it grow and prosper into a fantastic eating establishment.  

They are in need of a Sous Chef to assist the Head Chef in the everyday running of the kitchen and managing the kitchen in their absence but would also consider an established Junior Sous Chef looking for the next stage 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. In addition, you’ll have to take charge of the kitchen in the Head Chef’s absence.

Ensuring you and the team have high standards of food hygiene and follow the guidelines and rules of health and safety

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 license 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, high volume kitchen.

·       Pays great attention to detail around food specification and cooking methods

·       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

What’s on Offer?

  • A fantastic salary starting at £25,000 up to £27,000 per annum dependent on experience and paid weekly.
  • Tips issued, roughly and extra £2000 - £3000 per annum.
  • A fun happy place to work where everyone is treated equally and fairly.
  • Progression within will be offered for those who show a good level of performance and commitment.

Applicants Please Note:

Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Sous Chef or Junior Sous Chef with your own reliable transport.

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