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Sous Chef - The Camellia
Company Information Posted : 09-11-2018
Company :  Exclusive Hotels
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Job Type : Permanent - Fulltime
Duration : Permanent
Category : Other
Recruiter Reference : exclusive/TP/191898/2624/14918/12/9
URL for applications : Click to apply
Salary : £29,767 plus fantastic benefits
Job Status
Start Publishing : 09-11-2018
Stop Publishing : 07-12-2018
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We are looking for someone with a passionate interest in sourcing and using local produce who will be responsible for day to day supervision, preparation and service of food within the kitchen, ensuring that the highest standards are maintained at all times to the standards required by the hotel. To ensure that strict hygiene controls are kept in all Kitchen areas when under your supervision. To undertake any specific function of Kitchen management as delegated by the Exec/Head Chef.

Package description

Hospitality is all about people and Exclusive Hotels and Venues are committed to ensuring our people are happy and well rewarded so that in turn, they pass the positivity onto our guests. As well as excellent training, development and progression opportunities, other benefits for successful candidates include;

  •        Competitive salary

  •        Uniform

  •        Complimentary meals whilst on duty

  •        Complimentary car parking

  •        Discounted room nights across all Exclusive Hotels and Venues

  •        Discounts on food and beverage across all Exclusive properties

Main responsibilities

The Sous Chef will be responsible for;

  • To ensure smooth running of kitchen operation at all times

  • Understanding of and implementation of sound stock control

  • Good communication skills within the kitchen and with other departments.

  • To be guest focused at all times and show willingness to be flexible to fit in with business/and event requirements.

  • Assist the Exec/Head Chef in menu writing, planning and be proactive in assessing current industry trends and initiatives for your section

  • Make sure the standard of food and service are executed to the highest standard at all times

  • To run the kitchen in the absence of the Exec/Head chef

  • Ordering of stock as necessary in conjunction with the head chef

  • To Ensure all financial aspects of the kitchen management are adhered to in particular carry out all costings within the budget levels

  • Management of food flash, processing of invoices and upkeep of revenue figures in the absence of the Executive chef

  • Controlling food wastage and shrinkage

  • Maintain the highest levels of food hygiene and health and safety at all times.

  • To set s professional standard of conduct of the highest standards of customer care and to ensure that all staff give guest satisfaction

  • Assist in recruitment of the right staff, working with Executive Head chef and HR department

  • Ensure every new starter in the kitchen follows a comprehensive induction plan in their first 3months

  • Support and monitor training and development of all staff in kitchen

  • Report any problems to the Exec/head chef

  • Carry out any reasonable request by the Exec /Head chef or general manager

Ideal candidate

Our successful Sous Chef will have;

  • A proven, successful background from within a similar luxury hospitality environment

  • A true passion for food

  • Ability to lead a team

  • Financial Acumen

  • Ability to improve standards and implemented new ideas

  • Initiative and creativity

  • Effective communication skills

About the company

Exclusive Hotels and Venues is a family owned collection of six individual and characterful country house hotels and venues situated across the south of England. Offering every imaginable leisure, wedding, meeting and training requirement and more they are all situated in beautiful locations, surrounded by acres of stunning countryside and gardens.

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