In addition to being a hands on leader in the kitchen, prepping and plating restaurant quality food for some of the UK’s most prestigious and high profile events, the successful candidate will work very closely with the Executive Head Chef, Executive Sous Chef and the rest of the brigade to develop and action new food concepts.
The successful candidate will be highly organised and creative, as well as having strong communication skills. As well as working on events, a key element of the role is cooking and presenting tastings to clients. It is important to have a confident personality to fit in well with the existing team and be capable of managing a group of chefs on events. The successful candidate will need to work well in a team, as well as autonomously, managing their time independently but also overseeing the tasks and work of their team. Creating a positive relationship with the other chefs is essential.
The right candidate will be creative, ideas focussed and willing to push boundaries and learn new methods and skills. They will need to be able to generate respect from the other members of the team with a good nature and people skills. Reliability, flexibility with hours, a hard working attitude and proactivity are all key characteristics for candidates interested in this role.
This is a great company to work for, offering training in new techniques and encouraging self-growth. For this role, they will consider a Sous Chef who already has the necessary experience, or they would be prepared to consider a Chef de Partie who can demonstrate the ability to take the next step up.
Hours: Monday to Friday 08.30-16.30, with evenings and weekends when required, which are paid at an hourly overtime.
Salary: £24-26,000 gross per annum basic, with overtime and discretionary bonus
Package: 20 days holiday for the first two years, and then one day for every year that they have worked up to 25 days.