Junior Sous Chef

at The rpc Group of Companies (view profile)
Location Gravesend, Kent, England
Date Posted March 7, 2020
Category Junior Sous
Job Type Full-time
Area England
County Kent


The Company and the Role:
Fantastic award-winning Gastro Pub based near Gravesend in Kent looking for a passionate Junior Sous Chef to join their successful permanent kitchen team, genuine fresh food and creative menu environment. Own reliable transport is essential, no live-in.
Multi-award-winning Group and proud receiver of a number of accolades, due to their genuine hard working and trusted kitchen teams.
Offering statutory gastro pub classics, with its the opportunity to bring in creative, new modern or classic items is actively encouraged.
Offering a brigade career structure, realistic promotional opportunities within their 8 venues.
Working with locally sourced fresh food, offering a range of various cuisine influences, with some venues offering distinct smoked items at reasonable prices.
You will be nurtured and developed, supported by an experienced onsite Head Chef and the trusted Roving Executive and Sous Chef team.

Key Features of the Role:
Junior Sous Chef will be trusted to produce good quality branded and seasonal menu items consistently.
Positive attitude and aptitude, boosting the brigade’s ability to produce food it is proud of.
Preparing local ingredients, from carefully sourced suppliers, creating each dish with the same level of respect and passion.
Assisting and standing in for the Head or Sous Chef, supporting the kitchen team, including training, gross profit margins, stock control and hygiene.
Working full time 5 days per week as a trusted Junior Sous Chef, covering straight and split shift work patterns as the kitchen team requires.
Apply now if this sounds like the genuine opportunity you are ultimately interested in.

Knowledge and Skills Required:
To be successful in this role you will need to be an accomplished Junior Sous Chef.
Worked in a similar Gastro Pub or restaurant-based environment full time, and able to work both straight and split shifts in a busy kitchen environment.
Professional catering qualification or certificates are ideal, however proven employment tenures and career development will be considered as an alternative.
Experienced in a fresh food preparation and cooking is preferred, consideration is given to Chefs wanting to make the step up from 50/50 frozen food service.
Passionate and positive kitchen attitude, as you may be asked to step outside of your comfort zone, to learn new dishes, techniques and cuisine influences.
Must have your own transport to get to site as there are no reliable public transport links.

What’s on Offer?
The Junior Sous Chef role pays £20K - £22K as a basic annual salary.
Tips (on average £80 per week) + Discretionary Bonus + Staff Loyalty Bonus Scheme.
Full time permanent working hours of 45 per week, 5 days per week, 28 days holiday.
Personal development plans and realistic career progression opportunities.
Other benefits include a contributory pension scheme, Uniform / Chefs Whites and Childcare Vouchers, free meals and parking.

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Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Junior Sous Chef.
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