We have a unique opportunity for a Sous Chef to join our Meeting & Events (Banqueting) brigade ahead of our hotel re-opening 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 MEETING AND EVENTS
We have a wide choice of highly versatile function spaces and seven exceptional meeting spaces, which can host from 16 guests up to 400. Each room offers state-of-the-art facilities to support the occasion and create the right mood, an abundance of natural daylight to let in the Scottish landscape, and air-conditioning for maximum comfort. Our brand new ballroom which will be completed in the autumn offers unparalleled loch views and a truly unrivalled experience for delegates and guests.
You will work using quality fresh and locally sourced Scottish produce such as crab from the Hebrides, lamb from Ayrshire and asparagus and potatoes grown in Renfrewshire.
Reporting to the Head Chef in Meetings and Events, as 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 as Sous Chef Meetings and Events:
Hosting your day-to-day operation, being present and accessible to guests and your team
Managing and delivering high quality high volume food production
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
Intermediate Food Hygiene Qualification or equivalent
Current or recent senior chef experience of high volume multi outlet food production preferrably within a 5* environment
Excellent communication skills
Ability to quickly build rapport and strong working relationships, with a flexible approach to work to meet operational demand
Exceptional interpersonal skills, and passion for service excellence
Initiative, creativity and ability to solve problems
IT skills with knowledge of Office software, and ability to use hand held technology (we use systems such as Procure Wizard/ResDiary/Resort Suite/Fourth Hospitality and Recruitgenie)
IOSH Managing Safely and First Aid at Work qualifications are also advantageous
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
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
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.