Sous Chef

  • Job Reference: CAM1474
  • Date Posted: 29 December 2021
  • Recruiter: Cameron House
  • Location: Cameron House, Loch Lomond
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £26,000-29,000 dependant on role and experience per annum plus tips an
  • Sector: Chefs - All Levels
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

SOUS CHEF & JUNIOR SOUS CHEF

We have a number of opportunities at Sous Chef level to join our brigades as we increase our large brigade ahead of our new ballroom and extension this year.

Though a short drive from Glasgow, Cameron House feels a million miles away from everyday life. Set in 400 acres of beautiful Scottish countryside, it's considered one of the country's finest 5-star luxury resorts. 

Following an extraordinary restoration to the historical 17th century Baronial mansion, Cameron House Hotel will reopen this summer offering 140 beautiful bedrooms and 24 spectacular suites. Home to 115 luxury lodges, a world-class spa with rooftop infinity pool, 18-hole championship golf course, a range of impressive restaurants and bars, a new state-of-the-art Leisure Club, 124 berth marina, and a choice of exhilarating and relaxing outdoor activities.  

For meetings and conferences, Cameron House provides a flexible choice of seven function spaces in a truly memorable setting, while our extensive corporate offering also includes a range of team-building and social activities.

The romantic setting of Loch Lomond also makes Cameron House the perfect place for spectacular weddings. We can tailor bespoke wedding for guests, from intimate celebrations and larger events for up to 400 guests, or anything in between. 

Add all the above together, and we have something very special; all that's missing could be you.

THE ROLE - SOUS CHEF/JUNIOR SOUS CHEF

We have Sous Chef and Junior Sous opportunities to suit a wide variety of culinary styles across 6 distinct brigades.  From our formal 2 rosette restaurant The Cameron Grill, our family friendly Boat House with its seafood and pizza, the Clubhouse and Café Spa at the Carrick serving popular everyday golf fare and lighter options, to our new Tavern Bar serving pub classics.  Added to this we have a talented brigade servicing large scale Banqueting and Events and our Pastry brigade who provide bread, pastries desserts and all things sweet resort wide.   There's almost certainly a style and menu to suit your experience. And wherever you fit, you will work with locally sourced ingredients and prepare and present your menu with passion, creativity and flair. 

Reporting to the Head Chef, as Sous (or Junior Sous) Chef you will be part of a creative and highly driven culinary team working to continually improve guest experience and employee satisfaction, whilst maintaining health and safety and food hygiene standards and working within operating budgets

Some of the key things you will be responsible for:

Hosting your day-to-day kitchen operation, being present and accessible to guests and your team

Maintaining the safety, cleanliness and presentation of your kitchen and stores through our food safety management system, cleaning schedules and food safety compliance audits

Defining, managing and supervising consistent delivery of exceptional food standards at the correct volumes

First class knowledge of food, trends, dietary requirements, and allergens

Enhancing the guests experience through recommendations, bespoke menus and specials

Effective stock controls, though strong management of requisitions and orders based on forecast and stock takes, managing key lines and recording wastage

Effective communication through daily shift briefings, handovers, monthly meetings and the use of our systems

Effective handling, resolve and operational follow up of feedback 

Attendance at Weekly operational/business sheet meetings and pre event meetings

Arranging resources in line with operational demand and budgets

Organising rotas and work plans, holiday entitlements and requests

Recruitment, induction, and ongoing training and progression of your team

Providing feedback and managing performance through probationary reviews, 1:1s and appraisals. 

Meeting all legal requirements to keep guests and employees safe, and the business compliant with statutory obligations.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We recruit people with widely varying personalities from different walks of life and backgrounds. While we don't have a typical' employee, there are some specific qualities or traits we look for.

People who want to achieve great things - your interest in us suggests you have the ambition, drive and determination to meet challenges head on.
People who are naturally friendly - who genuinely care about our guests and the service they receive.
People who will always go beyond what our guests expect from us to make their stay a special and memorable one.
People who show the same level of care for their team, as our guests - It's about supporting our colleagues to be the best they can be and to do the best job they can.
People who will respect and protect the magical place we work in - it's up to all of us to look after our environment and never take it for granted.

TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY YOU WILL ALSO NEED:

SVQ in Food Productions at SCQF Level 5,or equivalent qualification, or equivalent industry experience
Food Hygiene Qualification
Current or recent senior experience preferably within a 4/5 star hotel or resort, or quality independent restaurant with experience of volume
Ability to quickly build rapport and strong working relationships
Competent IT skills and ability to use hand held technology

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

At Cameron House we can offer fully funded, work-based training and development. Everything from apprenticeships, structured work experience in other businesses and supported scholarships through to graduate programmes, specialist craft training, and formal qualifications up to HND and Degree level.

We offer a generous range of employee benefits and, given what we do and where we are, you'll have plenty of opportunity to make the most of our own five-star facilities. Here's what to expect:

Free meals when on duty, in our team cafes
Pension scheme
Refer-a-friend scheme
Birthday lunches and long service awards involving recognition with high street shopping vouchers and overnight stays
Enhanced holidays, rising with long service
Free Leisure Club Membership, with friends and family discounts.
Employee care service, offering lifestyle and wellbeing support and counselling via a confidential helpline
On-site discounts on Cameron House and Cameron Lodges accommodation, 30% off food and beverages, golf membership, spa treatments, Celtic Warrior cruises, outdoor activities and retail products
Supplier and local business discounts
Free parking

And while Cameron House itself offers a huge range of activities across 400 acres of Scottish countryside, there's also the wider Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park on your doorstep - just waiting to be explored in your free time.