Sous Chef | Luxury Hotel

at The rpc Group of Companies (view profile)
Location Southampton, Hampshire, England
Date Posted February 16, 2019
Category Sous Chef
Job Type Full-time
Area England
County Hampshire


The Company and the Role:
A stunning luxury hotel situated on the coastline of Southampton but only a 15-minute walk from city centre, it boosts a design that keeps to the theme of a maritime city and with great transport links it is certainly a popular destination. They are currently seeking a Full Time Sous Chef to join their kitchen brigade.
The hotel offers multi food outlets with the opportunity of fine dining restaurant that opens for lunch and dinner service or the bar / brassiere that serves food from breakfast to dinner giving fantastic views whilst the guest enjoys their drinks and food.
The Company are committed to providing exceptional hospitality. With a growing portfolio of stunning properties, they have opportunities for internal promotion and a chance to grow and flourish within their brand. With a strong focus on training and development, this is a fantastic opportunity for a Sous Chef to enhance individual skills and knowledge and to be part of a team of leading professionals within a growing hospitality brand.

Key Features of the Role:
As the Sous Chef you are second in hierarchy after Head Chef, which means this position has full control over the kitchen and is directly responsible for the food quality produced, under the supervision of the Head Chef.
You will be expected to make sure the brigade is producing top-quality cuisine and that Chefs with talent are trained and developed. In addition, you’ll have to take charge of the kitchen in the Head Chef’s absence.
Your responsibilities will be diversified and vary from cooking or plating certain dishes to establishing the menu and dealing with the ingredient providers. Therefore, the position requires both culinary and managerial skills.
All food is prepared in-house using fresh ingredients and local suppliers wherever possible as well creating and developing and setting the highest standards of food quality and consistency.

Knowledge and Skills Required:
Be an accomplished Sous Chef
Ideally have previous 4 or 5 star hotel experience
Experience of working in top end dining preferable at a rosette level would be advantageous as well as volume banqueting.
Have the confidence to be able to recruit and train new team members of the kitchen and strive to be the best at what they do
Pay great attention to detail around food specification and cooking methods
Understand the importance of food margin control and has the skills to achieve it.
Able to motivate and train junior members of the team
Able to support the Head Chef and manage the kitchen in their absence
Able to adhere to company standards and procedures and can achieve financial and management targets
Have a good working knowledge of HACCP and COSHH
Have a Level 2 certification in Food Hygiene

What’s on Offer?
Fantastic salary offering of up to £25,000 - £28,000 per annuum, dependent upon your experience
Free Car Parking
28 days holiday a year
Chef Whites provided
Meals included whilst on duty
Work pension provided
Discounts across the Group
Excellent progression opportunities within an ever-growing group
Unique on the job training and development
Exciting Online Benefits Platform
Employee Assistance Program
The Company is looking for talented, ambitious and creative chefs who want to be part of this unique property. This is truly an excellent opportunity for a Sous Chef.

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