Sous Chef

Sous Chef

in Travel, Leisure, Tourism and Hospitality [email protected]

Job Title: Sous Chef

Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time.

Location: South West – Dorset

Salary: Up to £30,000.00 Basic Depending on Experience.

Additional Benefits: 28 days holiday, Tips pro rata to hours worked, Paid overtime, Live in accommodation available (£75 a week) Progression opportunities.

About the client:

An independent Hotel & Spa, modern and family owned in countryside. The one rosette restaurant features a modern, British menu using locally sourced produce and because of its beautiful, countryside location the hotel has a popular wedding trade.

Due to customer demand we are looking for an experienced Sous Chef to help lead the close-knit kitchen team.

The successful candidate for this exciting opportunity will have fine dining experience and be able to demonstrate supervisory experience. They will be confident in leading the team in the Head Chef’s absence.

More about the position: What's in a day?

Rumour has it that it’s the sous chef rather than the head chef who runs the brigade. That’s because, in big kitchens at least, the head chef has other fish to fry.

Certainly, the role of sous chef is challenging, as you'll be expected to make sure the brigade is producing top-quality cuisine and that chefs with talent are trained and developed. In addition, you’ll have to take charge of the kitchen in the head chef’s absence.

Key responsibilities:

  • Running the kitchen when the head chef is away
  • Ensuring your brigade has high culinary standards
  • Managing food purchasing and storage
  • Maintaining a safe and hygienic kitchen environment
  • Helping create new recipes and write menus

What sort of hours would I work?

Most chefs at whatever level work split shifts, including weekends and evenings. You’ll work at least 40 hours a week, but probably longer on some occasions due to business and client demand.

This is a responsible, creative job where you can really flex your talents.

What skills do I need?

  • A flair with ingredients
  • An ability to stay calm when the pressure mounts
  • Strong leadership skills to motivate your brigade of chefs
  • First rate culinary skills

Who would it suit?

Obviously, you won’t get far if you can’t cook, but to really see some action behind the stove, you need passion and a love of ingredients. You'll be someone who performs well under pressure and recognises the importance of motivating and leading junior members of staff who may also be working under pressure.

If this sounds of interest, then please apply by sending us your CV.


  • Location: Dorchester, Dorset
  • Job Contact: James Kennett
  • Job Hours: Full Time
  • Job Start Date: 12 Mar 2019
  • Last Application Date: 09 Apr 2019
  • Rate: £ 25,000 to £30,000 / Annum
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