Sous Chef

North Lanarkshire
30000.00 - 30001.00 GBP Annual + Benefits
14 Jun 2019
15 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Sous Chef, Luxury Venue - Scotland

Salary Guide GBP30k per annum

Main function: Operation and control of the Kitchen Department in the absence of the Head Chef

Reports to: Head Chef and in their absence the Hotel General Manager, in absence Assistant Manager or Duty Manager

Subordinates: Junior Sous, Breakfast chef, Chef de Partie, Commis Chef

As a Sous Chef you will assist the Head Chef to ensure in the smooth running of the food offer in the hotel. To effectively manage the kitchen team to achieving the highest standard of food production especially in the Head Chef's absence. To control and manage the food cost in line with the budget, source ingredients in accordance with the Company's sourcing policy and control production and portions in line with agreed specifications. The Sous Chef must be able to solve problems quickly and in a professional and pleasant manner. They must be able to deal successfully with a wide variety of people from different cultures and backgrounds. They must take the initiative, have self-discipline, effective communications skills, and the ability to organize and direct the work of others.

You will assist the Head Chef in the below and be solely responsible for the below in their absence:


* Train and develop staff to maximise performance, aid retention and reduce turnover.

* Accountable for the delivery of performance in line with Company procedures.

* Lead and inspire individuals to develop a highly motivated, committed team.

* Ensure team receive, understand & adhere to all company policies & procedures.

* Co-ordinate workload of staff within the hotel including rotas etc

* To ensure that the kitchen team comply with the policy on personal hygiene and uniform

* Support all members of the team to reach their full potential and give them the opportunity to develop their career


* Ensuring all relevant information is passed to the relevant person.

* To help the General Manager work within the company set budgets while providing the standard of service required, including staff budget, equipment budget, stock costs.

* Control all stocks within the hotel food operations and ensure stock takes are completed accurately and on time each week for accounting purposes.

* Develop all aspects of sales within the hotel, implementing new initiatives to meet and exceed targets.

* Ensure GP figures are to target.

* Be responsible for all ordering and repairs within their department, obtaining quotes, receiving/querying/authorising all invoices and ensure the correct person receives these.

Customer Service:

* Develop product knowledge to ensure accurate delivery of service.

* Monitor, analyse and provide feedback to the GM regarding complaints and all other customer feedback in order to identify trends and take pro-active actions.

* Resolution of customer complaints within the food operation.

* Ensure all Health and Safety procedures are implemented according to Company standards including food hygiene.

Supplier Management:

* Carry out all supplier communication activity in line with company.

* Ensure suppliers have a full understanding of all product and service specifications in order to ensure effective delivery.

* Complete orders in line with company procedures to ensure correct stock levels are maintained.

* Ensure best price being received along with best quality.

Incident Management:

* Manage all incidents in line with company procedures.

* Ensure all staff is adequately trained

* Anticipate potential problems/situations and act accordingly to create solutions.

* React in line with company procedure to any unexpected situations.

* Ensure department meets all legal requirements

* To ensure cleaning rotas are operational throughout the food production and service areas.

If this position is of interest to you and you would like to be part of ourclients team then please email your CV us. All applicants must be eligible to work and reside in the UK