Senior Sous Chef – THE PIG Hotel in Brockenhurst – New Forest, Hampshire

at Home Grown Hotel (view profile)
Location Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England
Date Posted December 21, 2016
Category Senior Sous
Job Type Full-time
Area England
County Hampshire


Senior Sous Chef for for this Award winning 2 Rosette, Restaurant with Rooms THE PIG Hotel in Brockenhurst

Who are we looking for?

Head Chef, Dan Gover is now looking for an Enthusiastic, and Passionate Senior Sous Chef to join the team at one of the most exciting and rapidly growing hotel and restaurant groups in the UK, THE PIG Hotel in Brockenhurst.

Previous experience necessary to a 2 Rosette level is preferable, with a knowledge of the classics, and a passion for honest local produce is a must.

As Senior sous Chef you will report to the Head Chef, Dan Gover.

  • You will be responsible for running the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef.
  • Help manage food cost, & maintain standards of health & Safety in the kitchen.
  • Have input towards the menu development &implementing new dishes.
  • Support junior team member’s progression.

The role is a permanent full time position requiring the successful candidate to work 5 days out of 7 with one early and one late shift.

Who are we?

First there was THE PIG, the award-winning New Forest property, then swiftly on its trotters came THE PIG – in the wall, livening up Southampton. Now this most lauded of litters expands still further with the addition of THE PIG – near Bath,  THE PIG – on the beach, and this year The PIG - at Combe

More than a Boutique Hotel, THE PIG is really a restaurant with rooms, with an obsessive commitment to garden food.
Overseen by Chef Director James Golding (ex Mark Hix – Ivy, Caprice, Sheeky’s and Soho House New York), and Head Chef Dan Gover. The Kitchens two key lieutenants are his forager and his kitchen gardener.

This is an utterly genuine reinvented way of running the kitchen; the menus change by the minute depending upon what the forager turns up with or what the kitchen gardener deems to be in perfect condition.

Home grown with clarity of flavour, true to the micro seasons and influenced by the forest – these are the drivers of the food style. Our further commitment is the 25 mile menu – whereby some 80% of fresh ingredients are sourced in the local area.

Awarded with 2 Rosettes and a strawberry for our locally sources menu by AA and are Michelin guide recommended.

Winner of sustainable Restaurant of the Year 2012, 2014 and 2015

Voted Independent Hotel of the Year by the Caterer & Hotelkeeper’s prestigious Catey Awards.

We require chefs who are as passionate about produce as we are and want to become a part of this award winning team.

Where are we?

Set in the heart of The New Forest National Park and 1 mile from the village of Brockenhurst, The Pig is in the perfect location to escape the hustle and bustle of city life while still having access to those creature comforts….

A 90 minute drive from London and just a short train ride to Southampton’s West Quay shopping district, the city is never that far away….

What do we offer?

Successful candidates can look forward to:

  • Competitive salary
  • Free meals on duty
  • Free uniform
  • Discounted Room Nights
  • 28 days holiday (increasing with length of service)
  • Discounts at Food and Beverage outlets
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Program
  • Range of training and development opportunities
  • Fantastic career prospects as we aim to home grow our own Head Chefs of the future

So if you like what you have read, and are ready for a new challenge, then please get in touch and send your CV.