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Sous Chef

  • £32,000 - £35,000 per annum
  • Hever, Sevenoaks, Kent
  • Compass Group UK and Ireland
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Sous Chef – Hever Castle - Kent

Salary - £35,000 per annum

5 over 7 days

January to March - 4 day week

At RA Venues, we inspire great experiences at some of the UK’s leading cultural and heritage destinations. From cappuccinos at Pennethorne’s in Somerset House to feeding hungry herbivores at Bristol Zoo or sophisticated afternoon teas in Liberty London to alfresco brunches at the River Cottage at Hatfield House, we celebrate great food and legendary dining across our portfolio of clients.

We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic, and experienced Sous Chef to lead our dedicated catering team, who produce outstanding food using the finest and freshest ingredients in this highly prestigious unit.

As the Sous Chef you will be an ambassador for RA Venues for all things food-related, striving to innovate the food offer and keeping abreast of current food trends and remaining competitive with any food offer in terms of food quality, presentation, and style.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an inspirational and enthusiastic Sous Chef to make a name for themselves within the contract catering industry.

In return, we offer support and development to grow within our business alongside a competitive salary

More about the role:

The Sous Chef will plan, organise and direct the preparation and cooking of food ensuring that the company’s reputation for quality is enhanced with customers and clients at all times. Adopt a hands-on approach taking responsibility for the food production covering all employee dining along with an extensive range of pop-ups. Possess an exceptional drive for quality and innovation. Responsible for all aspects of food safety, Health & Safety, and COSHH

The Sous Chef along with Head Chef will be required to implement and maintain food monitoring procedures to facilitate budgetary control and to monitor all costs involved in the kitchen against agreed budgets.

Who you are:

Proven experience in a role as Sous Chef being able to demonstrate a track record of catering for large numbers but at the same time making the customer feel that their meal has been individually prepared for them.

Have a 'big personality'.Great people skills and being able to lead, develop, train, and inspire a large team.

Have a real passion for food and customer service along with bags of enthusiasm and recognising that customer engagement is key.

Food Innovation and development are essential along with being up to date with current food trends.

Ability to communicate at all levels.

Superb culinary skills.

Good financial understanding.

High standards and be quality-driven.

Excellent organisational skills

A 'Can do' attitude.

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Posted on: 28/06/2022 13:45
  • Reference: compass/TP/1440930/97535