Sous Chef

Best Western Chilworth Manor, managed by Legacy Hotels and Resorts has a rare opportunity for a Sous Chef to join our kitchen team. Working alongside our Head Chef to manage daily kitchen activities, including overseeing team members, aiding with menu preparation, ensuring food quality and freshness, and monitoring ordering and stocking. The Sous Chef will provide meal quality and consistency by following agreed recipes.

Sous Chef Job Duties:

·         Leads kitchen team in chef’s absence

·         Provides guidance to junior kitchen staff members, including, but not limited, to line cooking, food preparation, and dish plating

·         Oversees and organizes kitchen stock and ingredients

·         Ensures a first-in, first-out food rotation system and verifies all food products are properly dated and organized for quality assurance

·         Helps train new kitchen employees to restaurant and kitchen standards

·         Manages food and product ordering by keeping detailed records and minimises waste, plus works with existing systems to improve waste reduction and manage budgetary concerns

·         Supervises all food preparation and presentation to ensure quality and restaurant standards

·         Works with head chef to maintain kitchen organization, staff ability, and training opportunities

·         Verifies that food storage units all meet standards and are consistently well-managed

·         Assists head chef with menu creation

·         Coordinates with restaurant management team on supply ordering, budget, and kitchen efficiency and staffing

Role is offered on a 40 hour per week basis working 5 days out of 7 including weekends and bank holidays.

Accommodation is available for the right candidate.

Job Type: Full-time

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