Sous Chef – Premium Casual Dining – GN

Urgent

Job Description

Immerse yourself in a world of unparalleled hospitality with our client’s group of venues. From chic city centre locations to idyllic countryside escapes, each of their establishments offers a unique blend of exquisite cuisine, exceptional service, and inviting ambience. Whether you’re savouring artisanal cocktails at our stylish bar, indulging in a sumptuous meal crafted from locally sourced ingredients, or simply soaking in the warm atmosphere, every visit promises an unforgettable experience.

UP TO £33,500 PER YEAR!

Job Description: We are currently seeking a talented and experienced Sous Chef to join our client’s culinary team and play a key role in the success of their establishment. As a Sous Chef with them, you will work closely with the Head Chef to oversee all aspects of kitchen operations, from menu development and food preparation to staff supervision and quality control. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate chef with strong leadership skills and a proven track record in premium dining.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Head Chef in the creation and execution of seasonal menus, ensuring that all dishes reflect our culinary vision and meet our standards of excellence.
  • Supervise and coordinate kitchen staff, including line cooks, prep cooks, and dishwashers, providing guidance, training, and support to ensure smooth and efficient operations.
  • Lead by example in the kitchen, demonstrating culinary expertise, professionalism, and a positive attitude in all aspects of your role.
  • Oversee food preparation, cooking, and plating, ensuring that all dishes are prepared to the highest standards of quality, consistency, and presentation.
  • Monitor inventory levels and food costs, implementing strategies to minimize waste and maximize profitability while maintaining optimal ingredient freshness and quality.
  • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation standards in the kitchen, conducting regular inspections and training sessions to ensure compliance with food safety regulations.
  • Assist in scheduling kitchen staff, managing labour costs, and optimizing staffing levels based on business needs and guest volumes.
  • Act as a liaison between the kitchen and front-of-house staff, communicating effectively to ensure seamless coordination and execution of service.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience working as a sous chef or senior chef de partie in a premium dining establishment, with at least 3 years of experience in a similar role.
  • A culinary degree or equivalent certification from a recognized culinary institute is preferred.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire kitchen staff to achieve their best.
  • Excellent culinary skills and a passion for creating innovative and delicious dishes using fresh, high-quality ingredients.
  • Knowledge of food safety and sanitation regulations, with a commitment to upholding the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene in the kitchen.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required by the demands of the business.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and opportunities for career advancement within a dynamic and growing company.
  • Access to training and development programs to enhance culinary skills and leadership capabilities.
  • Employee discounts on dining and other company services.
  • A positive and collaborative work environment with opportunities for creativity and innovation.
  • Health and wellness benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage.

If you are a skilled and motivated chef with a passion for culinary excellence, we invite you to submit your CV to (url removed) or hit APPLY.

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