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Sous Chef


  • Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
  • Location: London
  • Contract: Permanent

Our client have been established for over 70 years and are renowned for their attention to service levels within their family business.

We have a rare opportunity in London for a creative Sous Chef to assist the Head Chef delivering sustainable, luxury events menus with a simple, contemporary edge, involving everything from intimate food tastings to parties for hundreds of guests. If you’re looking for your next exciting challenge and are passionate about consistently producing high quality food and forging a career as a Sous Chef with continuous development, then this is the role for you.

The successful candidate for this role will have significant experience in a similar role supported by high-volume and high-standard events experience.

As Sous Chef, you will assist the Head Chef in the following responsibilities:

· Ensure the delivery of high standards in food quality. Always ensuring they deliver on our promise to keep food at the heart of everything they do.

· Work as a team with the other exceptional Chefs.

· Liaise with suppliers – manage all food procurement, stock inwards, stock management and minimise wastage.

· Consistently working to agreed budgets and best due diligence practice.

· Manage kitchen production, ensuring quality and consistency every time and in line with company guidelines.

· Manage and exercise Food Safety and Health and Safety policies.

· To control and minimise all kitchen associated costs without detriment to the business or service.

· Ensure the kitchen operates efficiently and budgets are managed successfully.

· Ensure good communication at all times and cascade relevant information to the team.

· To invest and be passionate about the development of the kitchen team to allow individuals to reach full potential.

· Assist in creating a positive and fun environment.

45 hours per week, 5 out of 7 days

Skills required:

  • Previous experience as a Sous Chef
  • Exceptional focus and drive to achieve the highest possible standards of service for all clients
  • Team management experience, with the ability to motivate, lead and support the team around you
  • Business skills including budgetary control, liaising with suppliers and negotiating prices and costs

KEYWORDS: Chef, Sous Chef, catering, hospitality, events, menu, food

Unfortunately, due to time restrictions we cannot respond to every applicant, in the event that we haven’t contacted you within 48 hours please take it you have not been successful for this particular role, but your details will be kept on file and considered for all future vacancies.

We are an equal opportunities agency and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
We are acting on behalf of the client as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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