Sous Chef Award Winning Kentish Bistro

Sous Chef Award Winning Kentish Bistro

Firmly established on the local dining scene this award-winning Kentish Bistro is seeking an enthusiastic Sous Chef to join the small but totally focused kitchen team.

Listed in the Good Food Guide, Hardens and winner of a Taste of Kent Award, menus are seasonal, ingredient-led modern Bistro style. The owners are passionate about local, seasonal produce and have long-standing relationships with Kent’s best and most respected suppliers. All food is prepared on site and cooked with integrity from a small but well-organised kitchen. Home smoking, nose to tail butchery and dayboat fish all feature.

As Sous Chef your key responsibilities will be:

  • Support the Head Chef to ensure that every aspect of the service runs smoothly
  • Run the kitchen in the Head Chef’s absence
  • Kitchen management duties, stock control, wastage, hygiene etc.
  • Compliance with all statutory legislation & regulations.
  • Maintain exceptional standards of quality assurance, food prep and cooking


The ideal candidate will have several years’ experience in a similar busy fresh food environment, passionate about flavours and quality with a “can do” attitude. We are looking for a level-headed customer focused professional chef with the skill set to move about the kitchen as needed. You must be a good team player prepared to roll your sleeves up, as this kitchen is always busy.

This opportunity might suit a London based chef looking to escape the rat race for the chance to cook great food by the sea and enjoy a better work/life balance.

50 hours 7 shifts 5-day week, no splits.

Salary: Up to £32,000 + Tips


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