Sous Chef

Fanhams Hall Hotel, Ware, Hertfordshire
Full Time
£39,324, Plus Tips. 48.19 Hours Per week.
Closing Date: 07th March 2024

In a Nutshell

We are actively seeking a new Sous Chef to help prepare and cook delicious food for our  restaurant here at Fanhams Hall. 

Alongside the Exec Head Chef, you will be responsible for overseeing the food and kitchen operations and will lead and inspire the kitchen and service teams with a culture that delivers an amazing guest experience.

Menu development will be an important part of this role with a thorough understanding and passion for food and flavours. A key eye for local and current food trends will be integral to this role.

If this is the kind of opportunity you are looking for - apply now!

Lots to do but lots of fun

  • In the absence of the Exec Head Chef you will lead and inspire the kitchen and service teams to deliver amazing guest experiences
  • Create original and great tasting seasonal food menus
  • Motivate the kitchen team to deliver a consistently high standard of food preparation and cooking
  • Hold regular inspirational product and skill focussed training sessions for the kitchen and service teams
  • Ensure the kitchens are compliant with Health & Safety regulations and to manage and uphold regular cleaning and kitchen maintenance schedules
  • Work closely with the C&B Manager and Exec Head Chef, Sales and Events teams for the effective food operation throughout service and for all events at the bars and restaurants
  • Ensure that systems for stock management are adhered to and that stock levels are maintained in all kitchens with stock rotation taking place
  • Implement and maintain food wastage control within all kitchens
  • Promote the concept of the Restaurant with passion and enthusiasm to all of the team.
  • Have a sound working understanding of all costs and charges relating to food operations and ensuring food cost of sales and GP margins are maintained at budgeted levels
  • Control the operational excellence of a busy and demanding kitchen, ensuring the Standard Operating Procedures for the kitchens are fully understood and followed at all times. 
  • Help with all ordering, stock controls and standards of procedures
  • Participate fully as a team member within the F&B Department
  • Attend daily meetings promptly as required and to attend weekly F&B meetings.
  • Be responsible for ensuring all kitchen equipment and machinery is in working order and all repairs are reported and monitored
  • Assist the C&B Manager/ Exec Chef in monthly department meetings

Take a look at the incredible range of benefits you can enjoy when you join the Exclusive team and how you can be rewarded and recognised for doing a fantastic job!