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Sous Chef

Posted 29 days ago
Location Gloucestershire Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Salary £22k - 25k per year + tronc + live in + tips + benefits Sector Catering

The Company and the Role:
Award-winning Gastro Pub situated in the Gloucestershire countryside are seeking a passionate Sous Chef on a permanent basis, focusing on quality fresh food menu items, supporting the Head Chef.
A truly stunning venue surrounded by the rolling hills of the Gloucestershire countryside. A destination pub that has a great reputation for serving fresh British cuisine with fresh locally sourced and organic food at the heart of what they do.
Someone who prides themselves on using the best fresh ingredients and combining them with minimal fuss and interference, allowing the natural flavours to shine. They are currently looking for a Sous Chef to join the kitchen brigade. This is a fulltime permanent position.
This role would be ideal for an existing Senior Chef, Sous or Senior CDP who would like the experience to work in a vibrant, busy award-winning kitchen, as part of the team that will no doubt win more awards in the near future.

Key Features of the Role:
Sous Chef works in conjunction with service staff to ensure a high level of service is received by the guest, maintaining channels of clear communication between all Teams and Departments.
A vital part of the brigade system, each Sous Chef is responsible for running the kitchen when it comes to service time, as well as having a broader knowledge of every section, in the absence of the Head Chef.
Managing and training other Chefs working with you making sure that they are competent, confident and organised to produce food to a rosette standard.
Assisting The Head Chef with responsibility for food cost and wastage, cleanliness, hygiene, stock control, organization and section standards.
Working 50-55 hours per week, 5 days per week in a mixture of split and straight shifts.

Knowledge and Skills Required:
Accomplished Sous Chef will ideally have experience of working in a fresh food kitchen to a fine dining, award-winning rosette standard or higher.
Your practical Sous Chef experience should ideally be supported by a Level 2 certification in food hygiene, and good knowledge of HACCP and COSHH.
Passion, experience and a desire to work with fresh and locally sourced quality ingredients, with passion and emotional stability to continually improve yourself and the business.
Due to the venue location you will need to have your own transport as there is no reliable public transport available, unless you are prepared to pay for travel costs out of your own pocket for interviews and work commutes.
Self-motivated, able to motivate others, possess excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills, which you can demonstrate in a trial interview, plus attention to detail and high standards.

What’s on Offer?
A competitive basic salary ranging from £22,000 - £25,000 per annum, dependent on experience and assessment during trial shift.
Tips will be issued as well as Tronc (service charge), roughly an extra £3000 per annum on top of your basic salary.
There is Live In accommodation available at the venue for a relocator or local candidate who does not have their own transport. Free parking.
You will be working under a very talented Head Chef in a trusted and supportive role.
Industry Training courses.
Progression within the company and brand across other multiple venues ranging in award winning accolades and up the brigade structure.
Discounts across the estate.

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