Sous Chef, Destination Restaurant

  • Job Reference: Xpress/WT/8343
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Xpress Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: Perth, Perth & Kinross
  • Salary: £31,000 to £34,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Plus Tronc dividends
  • Sector: Chefs - All Levels
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

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The Place:

Xpress is delighted to be working with this fantastic award-winning restaurant near Perth in the glorious Scottish countryside of Perthshire, providing a luxury dining experience like none other, and they are currently looking to recruit a new addition to the kitchen team, a Sous Chef to be precise.
Well known for developing future talent and through this they have been able to deliver exceptional experiences to date however owing to this success, our client is now looking to attract a highly experienced and talented Sous Chef to join them.


The Job: 

As Sous Chef, you will be mainly responsible for managing the complete day-to-day running of the kitchen as and when needed. We are looking to recruit a self-motivated individual to join this dynamic kitchen brigade and bring some of their individual flair to the position. As a Sous Chef, you will be working as part of a successful team ensuring that all daily tasks and prep is completed. You will also be supervising the junior brigade and leading the rest of the kitchen team in the absence of others in the Senior Kitchen team. Experience of working in a similar 5-star environment or in a multi-rosette property would be desirable.
You will be joining a mature, professional, and accomplished management team.
This is a ‘Hands on’ role with a strong emphasis on your culinary ability, you must be comfortable cooking as a large percentage of your responsibilities and will involve cooking around all sections.
You will work at the pass to control and deliver service in the absence of other Senior Chefs,
You will work closely with Kitchen Management to develop and evolve the culinary offering.
There is a harmonious relationship between kitchen and service teams and work with a ‘one team’ outlook, as Sous Chef you will provide the bridge between the kitchen management and the culinary brigade.


The Person:   

Our client is looking for someone who has a passion for delivering great dining experiences. no matter what the numbers are, as well as a good working knowledge of HACCP, Food Safety and Allergen Legislation understanding.
Previous experience in a similar role is essential as are computer skills, together with the ability to organise and prioritise a busy workload.
As Sous Chef you will be someone that still enjoys working and cooking and developing your team around you as well as being able to delegate and motivate others to achieve great results.
You will need to have a keen eye for detail and the ability to remain calm under pressure and support the kitchen management by supervising the team.
As Sous Chef, you must be able to demonstrate an outstanding structured career cv to date highlighting the ability to operate at a minimum 2 Rosette level restaurant dining.
Be able to display high culinary standards and an understanding of classical culinary skills as well as modern techniques.
Already flourished in at least a 1-star kitchen at some point in your career.
Trustworthy, honest, have integrity, and commitment and consistency. A well-judged sense of humour is an advantage.
Must be able to take direction well, give direction to others and be comfortable taking responsibility and be accountable for actions and decisions.
A role model to the junior team.
Own transport is essential for this role.


The Rewards: 

A fantastic salary up to £34k is available, plus Tronc, 5 days working out of 7 (never breakfasts and always straight shifts, never splits), 28 days holiday (3 weeks winter closure), closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day (family time) & Staff Golf Membership if wanted at an International recognised GC. A policy of internal promotion also awaits the right person.



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