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Sous Chef

Ref #: Sous Chef
Phillipa Nicholson 22/06/2021
Location: Derby, Derbyshire Not Disclosed Derby, Derbyshire DE65
Salary: Basic of £28,000 - £30,000 £
OTE: Plus a share of tips, signing bonus, annual loyalty bonus, performance related bonus of up to £250 p
Type: Permanent
Seniority: N/A
Specialisms: cooking, leadership, food preparation, food presentation, attention to detail, fresh food, fresh cooking, chef
Date: 22/06/2021
Sous Chef

My client is looking for a Sous Chef to join their team at this award-winning Gastropub. This is a great opportunity to join a team of passionate people with genuine progression opportunities.


You will be working for a company that genuinely values their staff and gives a work-life balance. There is a signing bonus and other great benefits for the right candidate. This role is great for an experience Sous Chef looking for a change, a Junior Sous looking to step up, or a Head Chef looking to step back.


You will be working alongside the head chef to manage daily kitchen activities, including overseeing staff, aiding with menu preparation, ensuring food quality and freshness, and monitoring ordering and stocking. Provides meal quality and consistency by following designated recipes.

Your main duties include:
• Leading the kitchen team in the Head chef's absence
• Provides guidance to junior kitchen staff members, including, but not limited, to line cooking, food preparation, and dish plating
• Overseeing and organising kitchen stock and ingredients
• Ensures a first-in, first-out food rotation system and verifies all food products are properly dated and organized for quality assurance
• Keeping cooking stations stocked, especially before and during prime operation hours
• Hiring and training new kitchen employees to restaurant and kitchen standards
• Manages food and product ordering by keeping detailed records and minimising waste, plus works with existing systems to improve waste reduction and manage budgetary concerns
• Supervising all food preparation and presentation to ensure quality and restaurant standards
• Working with the head chef to maintain kitchen organisation, staff ability, and training opportunities
• Verifying that food storage units all meet standards and are consistently well-managed
• Assisting head chef with menu creation
• Coordinating with the restaurant management team on supply ordering, budget, and kitchen efficiency and staffing

Desired Skills and Qualifications:
• Formal Culinary Training
• Previous Restaurant Experience
• Extensive Food and Beverage Knowledge
• Restaurant Industry Knowledge
• Strong Organizational Skills
• Attention to Detail
• Knowledge of Restaurant Regulations
• Leadership & Management
• Ability to Work Under Pressure
• Self-Motivated
• Creative Problem-Solving Skills
• Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills
• Exceptional Customer-Service Skills

In return you will be offered:
• Basic salary of £28,000 - £30,000
• Tips on top
• Meals on duty
• Signing bonus
• Annual loyalty bonus
• Monthly performance based bonus (after probation)

If you're looking for a new role and feel you could be suitable then please APPLY NOW!

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