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Posted January 11, 2019

Sous Chef



26500 per annum

About us:

A fantastic opportunity has become available for a Sous Chef to support the delivery of catering services within a prestigious conference and hotel venue environment, where it is also the home of Scouts Association UK. To work alongside the Head Chef in managing all daily kitchen activities, including overseeing staff, aiding with menu preparation, ensuring food quality and freshness, and monitoring ordering, stock rotation and all due diligence. Provides food and service quality and consistency by following designated recipes.

Key Responsibilities:

Leads kitchen team in Head Chef's absence

Provides guidance to junior kitchen staff members, including, but not limited, to cooking, food preparation and presentation.

Oversees and organizes kitchen stock and ingredients

Ensures a first-in, first-out food stock rotation system and verifies all food products are duly dated for quality assurance

Supports in the recruitment, employment and induction of new employees to Radish company standards.

Manages food and product ordering by keeping detailed records and minimises waste, plus works with existing systems to improve waste reduction and manage budgetary concerns

Responsible for the preparation, cooking and presentation of foods to a high specification, taking into consideration any customers with dietary requirements. Maintaining high levels of hygiene and cleanliness by working within Health & Safety & Food legislation guidelines.

Works with head chef to maintain kitchen organization, staff skills, and training opportunities

Assists head chef with the creation of seasonal menu’s and implementation.

Coordinates with FOH staff ordering, budget, and kitchen efficiency and staffing

You wil:

You will demonstrate, amongst other things, your ability in the following:

Communicates well both in writing and verbally.

Work alone and also as part of a small or large team.

Flexible approach to work.

Methodical approach with an ability to work under pressure.

Uses own initiative and can work independently.

Records information accurately.

Pays attention to detail.

Makes good use of the opportunities to develop within the role.

Builds appropriate professional, friendly and accessible relationships with employees and Head Chef.

Resilient and able to work in an organisation that is undergoing change due to development and growth.

Demonstrates an “investigative” and “can do” approach and attitude to all tasks.

Is a real Team player.

Excellent presentation skills.

Effective and efficient Time management of self and duties.

Approachable and able to deliver training objectives with confidence.

Skills & Abilities:

An effective communicator with robust interpersonal communication skills at all levels.

Able to plan and prioritise workload to ensure objectives are achieved within given timeframe.

Able to identify problems and make decisions, taking appropriate action to resolve.

Able to attain an accurate and consistent standard of service and customer satisfaction.

Able to work on own initiative and positively as a team member.

Computer literate with the ability to effectively use Microsoft Office packages is desirable.

Salary package up to £27,000 per annum plus benefits

Date posted: 11/01/2019