Sous Chef

40 hours per week, 5 days out of 7. 

Responsible to: Head 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 out lets 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 is not exhaustive and you may be required to carry out other reasonable duties as required.

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Room Details

Our bedrooms can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults. For families we have interconnecting rooms and also some bedrooms which can accommodate Z beds and cots.

To book additional beds, please call the hotel on 01858 880058