Job Category: Sous Chef
Job Location: Newbury, Reading
Description: The Company and the Role:
Passionate Sous Chef required to work with an award-winning fresh food kitchen team based in a four-star Gastro Pub and hotel located near Newbury, this is an amazing full-time permanent opportunity.
Join a quintessentially English pub bar and hotel which can offer its guests and residence awesome well-thought-out seasonal menu items in a picturesque location.
As part of an award-winning kitchen team you will showcase the ‘best of seasons’ menu range, utilising locally sourced organic vegetables, river fish, meats and game.
This awesome venue offers Breakfast, A La Carte and Sunday Lunch dinning, unique and exceptional events dinning, covering private functions, business meetings, weddings, and garden parties, where you can be part of bespoke menu creation.
Lunchtime service starts at 12:00 and finishes at 15:00, with Dinner service starting at 18:00 and finishing around 21:00, producing 1 rosette or higher standard food.
Key Features of the Role:
Fresh food Sous Chef will work full time hours split and straight shifts (50 - 55 hours per week) in partnership with the other brigade Chefs, under the direction of the Head Chef.
Confident and passionate, producing dishes for guests at a 1 rosette level or higher.
Understanding and knowledge of creating and pairing complimentary seasonal menu items.
Professional and respectable communicator, supporting the Head Chef and team.
Leadership and mentoring of a busy kitchen brigade during the Head Chefs absence.
Understanding the importance of food margin control, career development and training.
Knowledge and Skills Required:
To be successful in this role you will need to be an accomplished and award-winning fresh food Chef, having worked at Sous Chef level or similar at an award-winning standard.
Reliable, conscientious, and punctual, with passion and pride in the food you produce.
Current experience in a busy gastro pub, restaurant, or hotel kitchen restaurant.
Managed and supervised a team of Chefs and or Cooks of various levels.
Worked to company / brand standards, processes, and procedures, hitting financial and management targets, understanding margin controls.
A good working knowledge of HACCP and COSHH.
Level 2 certification in Food Hygiene is ideally required but not essential.
What’s on Offer?
As Sous Chef you could be offered a basic salary ranging from £25,000 to £30,000 based on you trial and interview results, as well as your aptitude, attitude, knowledge, and skill base.
Tips & Tronc available adding an estimated £3000 per annum on top of your basic salary.
Working in an equivalent one rosette kitchen under a very talented, award-winning Head Chef.
Career development and additional training, support and motivation from the brand is available.
Progression to move up the brigade structure or develop further within the Group brand.
Discounts across the brands various rosette and Michelin awarded Hotels and Gastro Pubs.
No guaranteed Live In accommodation, so you must have your own reliable transport, live within a commutable distance, or relocate at your own cost.
Applicants Please Note:
Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Sous Chef.
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Employer Reference: 9125/2020/CA7670FC
Job Type: Permanent
Contact Phone Number: 02380 224654
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Date Added: 12 January 2020