Sous Chef

£26000 per annum
11 Jun 2019
25 Jun 2019
The SmartList Admin
Contract Type
Full Time
Sous Chef Package: £26k
About Us:
The core team of Graham, Ed and Ian have a varied mix of skills and sector experience but are united by a passion for decent food, nice drinks and living life to the full. We believe the Boat is special but could be exceptional and recognise that putting together the right team will be key to this. 

About You:
The key to our success will be the crew we have on board and our expectation is that you will;
  • Have an input into all aspects of pub life
  • Be a self -starter
  • Be professional in your approach to all things!
  • Be reliable and trustworthy
  • Be energetic
  • Be kind
and finally
  • Be on time!
Specific Responsibilities & Duties
  • To deputise for the Head Chef and Senior Sous Chef when they are not available
  • To help create, test and document new dishes that are exciting and in line with our style but that are also efficient and can deliver a final margin of at least 70%.
  • To help ensure that the food is cooked consistently to the highest standards and delivered in a timely fashion.
  • To help source the best local and regional ingredients taking into account availability quality and price.
  • To help recruit, manage and motivate the kitchen team as whole and ensure that rotas are efficient, fair and in line with pre-agreed budgets.
  • To help ensure that the culture within the kitchen is a happy one and that everyone is well trained and encouraged to input new ideas.
  • To promote good relations between the kitchen team and the front of house staff.
  • To help ensure that the highest standard of food hygiene, due diligence and health and safety is maintained at all times.
General Responsibilities
  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures, especially health and safety.
  • Be flexible and adaptable and take a proactive approach to work
  • Undertake such other duties as may reasonably be required
Essential Qualifications
  • Good general education and appropriate level catering qualifications
  • Current, clean driving licence and/or organised reliable transport to work
  • Experience in high-end kitchens regularly serving over 100 a la carte covers in one sitting
  • Prior experience as a Sous Chef or something similar.
Desirable Qualifications
  • Further Education qualifications
  • Catering awards
Skills, Experience and Attributes
  • Creative and passionate about food
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good team worker
  • The ability to prioritise and work under pressure
  • Ability to use own initiative and work with minimum supervision
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Smart appearance& good standard of hygiene (N.B any tattoos must be discrete and covered. Modest ear piercings and nose studs are fine but other metalwork should be removed when working).