Sous Chef Casual Fine Dining

Sous Chef, Casual Fine Dining Restaurant

We are looking for a talented Sous Chef for a busy casual fine dining restaurant in central London.

Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week the restaurant serves a contemporary Mediterranean menu with strong influences from Peru and Latin America. Dishes include ceviche, tiraditos, cazuela, fresh fish and seared meats from the grill with the focus on fresh produce and innovative presentation whilst staying true to the culture and cuisine of the region. Everything is prepared in-house from scratch, so this kitchen is always busy. Standards throughout are high.

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, GP, wastage, hygiene, staff training etc
  • Compliance with all statutory legislation & regulations.
  • Maintain exceptional standards of quality assurance, food prep and cooking
  • Help the Head Chef drive the menu forward

 

Required: Qualifications / Skills / Experience

  • Passion and enthusiasm for food and quality,
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Ability to run all sections, including the pass
  • Creative flair & attention to detail
  • Good kitchen management experience
  • Team player with a strong work ethic

 

Our ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic Sous Chef with several years’ experience in a contemporary craft driven fresh food kitchen cooking to AA Rosette standard with excellent kitchen management and cook to order experience. You will be kind, even-tempered and self-aware with a CV that demonstrates loyalty and commitment. This company has an excellent record of staff retention.

Previous experience of Latin American cuisine is not essential

Interviews will include a cooking trial

Salary & Benefits:

  • 5-Day week
  • £40,000 per annum + discretionary bonus
  • 30% discount in all restaurants of the group
  • 28 days paid holiday
  • Career progression opportunities within the group

 

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