Sous Chef – The Joshua Bradley – Gee Cross

at Hydes Brewery (view profile)
Location Gee Cross, Greater Manchester, England
Date Posted March 23, 2019
Category Sous Chef
Job Type Full-time
Area England
County Greater Manchester


Could Hydes be on your menu? Do you have excellent standards and enjoy working with fresh food. We may have the perfect role for you.

Here at Hydes, we are not only a pub operator but we also brew our own beer, and have over 150 years of history and heritage.

We are now looking to strengthen our leadership team within the kitchen brigade at the Joshua Bradley to enhance our strong team, and help us be the best at what we do, serving ‘excellence as a habit’

The Benefits

We offer comprehensive training packages, to ensure that you are up to speed with the way we do things. This will include understanding of our menus and beers as well as understanding the culture of the site you will be working in

  • Career Progression Plans within our estate as well as opportunities to complete relevant qualifications and training programmes relevant to the role.
  • up to £24,000 per annum
  • 5.6 weeks holiday per year
  • Free Uniform
  • 50% discount card for food at several of our sites, upon completion of Hydes mandatory online training

The Site

A beautifully restored mansion, makes the Joshua Bradley an exciting place to go in Gee Cross. It hosts a beautiful orangery overlooking the extensive, well maintained grounds. The site hosts dining facilities for 150c within the large pub area and orangery. Customers have plenty of options to enjoy our extensive ranges of drinks and fresh food.

The site also has a separate 1 st floor meeting room [The Bamford Room] with annex space and a separate function area [The Bluebell]. The Bluebell hosts a satellite kitchen for functions and is registered to perform wedding ceremonies. The main property also holds a bridal suite and changing area for bridal parties.

The extensive outside area, holds a children’s play area in a safe location with a woodland area to the rear of the site. There is also additional seating outside for 150c. The site also has extensive parking both for the Bluebell and main property.

The Role

The role of Sous Chef is varied, challenging and fun. We obviously expect you to be able to turn out mouth-watering dishes with ease, within all sections of the kitchen. You will implement training, inductions and coaching of the kitchen brigade. You will also run the kitchen pass, oversee the level of trade and pre production food levels.

You will be the right hand man or woman to the Head Chef and responsible for the kitchen in their absence, ensuring that the kitchen is always clean, tidy and complies with health and hygiene requirements at all times.

You will also be involved in tailored projects, in particular menu development, costings and implementing Health and Safety processes

The Person

With recent senior kitchen experience, in a fresh food environment, you will relish the chance to develop your career. We are therefore looking for someone who can demonstrate the following attributes and skills

  • Leading the team to ensure a reliable efficient service is delivered
  • Positive ‘can do attitude’
  • Has the ability to lead a busy kitchen and work safely within all legislations
  • Has excellent attention to detail and enjoys working to high standards
  • Able to give clear direction, delegate effectively and adapt to change
  • Strong decision making skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Project Management, in particular with menu development and costings
  • Ability to prepare, cook and present all dishes on the menu and run the pass
  • Understanding of health and safety processes, training, induction and coaching a team