Commis Chef - St Albans, Hertfordshire

Sopwell House
30 Sep 2016
27 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Sopwell House Hotel - St Albans

Full time position

Salary - Competitive

Nestled within 12 acres of idyllic rural Hertfordshire countryside, Sopwell House is a four star country house hotel and spa, offering a luxury experience alongside impeccable service. Sopwell House comprises of 128 rooms and suites, 15 flexible function/meeting rooms, a Spa with 14 treatment rooms, a weights gym and techno-gym, two restaurants, a conservatory bar and cocktail lounge.

Having recently joined Preferred Hotels and Resorts, a global collection of the world's finest independent luxury hotels, the team at Sopwell House go above and beyond to ensure that our guests have the most enjoyable time.

Scope & General Purpose of Job:

To provide guests and visitors to Sopwell House with an efficient and personal service whilst maintaining the consistency and continuity and strive to continually improve.

Main Responsibilities:

Oversees the work of the banquet kitchen staff. ?
Assists with training of newly hired kitchen staff. ?
Makes sure adequate numbers of kitchen staff are scheduled to properly handle each banquet. ?
Meets with potential banquet clients to discuss menu options. ?
Develops menus based on client specifications and contracts ?
Presents the finished product to the customer for approval. ?
Monitors the quality of the banquet meal during the event. ?
Evaluates client satisfaction. ?
Possesses the ability to handle any menu ranging from breakfast buffets to corporate lunch meetings with sandwiches to formal dinners with multi-course meals that are individually plated.

Essential Skills required for the role:

Must have the ability to multi-task while remaining focused on the goal. ?
Must have excellent verbal communication and leadership skills. ?
Be able to express creativity through food selections, preparation and presentation. ?
Must be detail oriented. ?
Must have the ability to remain calm in high stress situations.
Be able to solve problems quickly under pressure.

All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.

In Return:

28 days holiday + 1 Extra Holiday Day on Birthday ?
Discounted Spa, Food and Beverage and accommodation within the AB Hotels Group ?
Professional learning and career
Tastecard upon 1 year Service