Sous Chef

We are looking for a Sous Chef to work within the Kitchen. The post is a full time permanent position 40 hours per week, 5 days out 7.

Responsible to: Executive Head Chef
Responsible for: Chef de Partie, Demi Chef de Partie, Commis Chef


Main Responsibilities:

  • To deputise in the Head Chefs absence to ensure the maintenance of a high standard of food production.
  • To input into the writing of menus for all food outlets with regular reviews. To cost all menus and achieve food percentage.
  • To assist with recruitment, training and development of all departmental staff.
  • To maximise yield within the departments in conjunction with the Sales Manager, proposing and implementing promotions to reflect the needs of the business.
  • To liaise with Dept. Managers to ensure exceptional service levels are consistently delivered to guests.
  • Present a welcoming impression to our guests by all staff.
  • To liaise with suppliers and ensure delivery of commodities to specification agreed from a reputable and traceable source.

Other Responsibilities:

  • To maintain a high level of customer care throughout the department
  • To ensure all equipment is maintained in a clean working condition
  • To input into the compilation of and work within the agreed departmental budget
  • To maintain hygiene standards in areas of responsibility
  • To meet with guests to discuss requirements, if required and to be visible “front of house”.


Financial Targets/Cost Awareness:

  • To assist with monthly food stocks in the absence of the Executive Head Chef
  • To control and manage to an agreed budget maximising yield at every opportunity
  • To complete departmental rotas in line with business levels in the absence of the Executive Head Chef

Training Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, select and train direct reports and maintain individual training records
  • Support other departmental training as required, where appropriate
  • Provide opportunities for personal and team development


Emergency Responsibilities:

  • Kitchen Management coverage as required for the safety of all persons
  • Fire Evacuation procedures. Statutory obligations in line with Company Policies.


Other Responsibilities:

  • Interact with other members of Team and support where appropriate
  • Attendance at meetings and ad hoc requests and hold departmental meetings as appropriate
  • To act as a main point of contact for any customer complaints and to ensure correct handling.


PLEASE NOTE: this Job Description in not exhaustive and you may be required to carry out other reasonable duties as required.


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