Job Title: Senior Sous Chef – Country House Hotel
Job Term: Permanent
Location: Hatfield Heath, Essex
Salary: £37,000 – £40,000
Hours: up to 50 Hours
Live in: Yes
Job Number: 21-00382
This 100 bedroom luxury hotel promoting elegance and designed to reflect the character of the historic property. With 100 acres of surrounding woodland, parkland and landscaped gardens.
Guests can enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea in their historic lounge, or a leisurely dinner in their restaurant serving a modern English menu using fresh ingredients from their own vegetable garden.

As a Senior Sous Chef you will be skilled in all areas of the kitchen and have the ability to take charge of the running of the kitchen in the Head Chefs absence. You will be creative, innovative and forward thinking with both your menus and technique. You will be a strong team leader and thrive on ensuring that every dish is to the highest standards.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a strong background working in high end restaurants or similar, and should have experience of managing teams as well as dealing with volume whilst maintaining consistently high standards.

As Sous Chef you will be expected to understand and have some experience in producing costings, working with local and seasonal produce and liaising with suppliers. You must have excellent communication skills and be able to work as part of a team.

The successful candidate will have an eye for detail and a passion for quality fresh food, as well as having an excellent knowledge of current food trends and cooking techniques.

What we need from you?

-A minimum of 1 years experience as Sous Chef in a similar restaurant or hotel
-Competent in creating innovative dishes with fresh locally sourced seasonal produce.
-Experience in menu costing, with a solid understanding of how to control wastage.
-Food Hygiene & Health & Safety knowledge & certificates.
-Ability to prioritise & manage workloads, to effectively cope with pressured & high volume service.
-A solid understanding of stock management.
-A passion for sourcing quality fresh produce & management of your supply base.
-Have enthusiasm to help head chef empower & develop your team through mentoring & training at all levels.
-Have an eye for detail & a passion for making dishes look almost as good as they taste.
-Be a driven individual, always striving to improve & move the business forward.
-Be passionate about great tasting quality fresh food both in & out of work.
Be flexible & display a proactive, ‘Can Do’ attitude.

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