Sous Chef

Antony James Recruitment are recruiting for Sous Chef to join our clients brilliant kitchen team. In this position, you will act as the second in command in our kitchen, following and enforcing our Head Chef's requirements and guidelines. Our ideal candidate will be a creative professional who is willing to participate in creating delicious seasonal menus and meal designs.

Your duties include recruiting new employees, responding to customer issues, and developing new menu options. You should have excellent communication skills with in-depth knowledge of several cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and processes.

Duties and Requirements

Develop menu options based on seasonal changes and customer demand.
Assist with the preparation and planning of meal designs.
Ensure that kitchen activities operate in a timely manner.
Resolve customer problems and concerns personally.
Monitor and record inventory, and if necessary, order new supplies.
Provide support to junior kitchen employees with various tasks including line cooking, food preparation, and dish plating.
Recruit and train new kitchen employees to meet restaurant and kitchen standards.
Create schedules for kitchen employees and evaluate their performance.
Adhere to and implement sanitation regulations and safety regulations.
Manage the kitchen team in the executive chef's absence.
A minimum of 2 year's experience in a similar role.
Strong knowledge of cooking methods, kitchen equipment, and best practises.
Good understanding of MS Office and restaurant software programmes.
Teamwork-oriented with outstanding leadership abilities.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

What We Can Offer You:

Opportunity to work for a company that invest in its people
In house and external training and career growth opportunities
Employee of the Month Scheme
Regular opportunities to attend supplier visits and go on trips
Competitive salary
Great shift guidelines that promote a healthy work-life balance
Access to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) with a 24/7 helpline and the opportunity to have sessions with a trained Counsellor for free
Generous discounts across all of our Restaurants
Up to £500 loyalty cash prize when recommending a friend
Free, freshly cooked staff meals on duty
28 Holiday days per year
Working in an award winning restaurant, with awards like Michelin Bib Gourmand