Sous Chef Independent Modern Bistro

Sous Chef Independent Modern Bistro

This independent owner-run 40-cover bistro restaurant with a contemporary bar, informal dining and garden terrace is looking for an experienced Sous Chef to join the team and play a key role in the growth of the business. The restaurant serves a seasonal modern European menu based on fresh local produce and classic cooking techniques. This includes Brunch dishes, light lunches, and a more formal dinner menu.  As much as possible is made in-house, so this kitchen is always busy.

As Sous Chef you will working alongside the Chef/Owner developing the menu & designing specials. Other duties will include:

  • 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, ordering
  • Maintaining a 5* hygiene rating.
  • Managing and training junior chefs
  • Compliance with all statutory legislation & regulations.
  • Maintaining exceptional standards of quality assurance, food prep and cooking


Required: Qualifications / Skills / Experience

  • Passion and enthusiasm for food and quality,
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Ability to run all sections
  • Creative flair & attention to detail
  • Team player with a strong work ethic
  • Meticulous, organised and punctual


We are looking for an enthusiastic and reliable Sous Chef with a strong all-round kitchen skills and the patience and motivation to train and mentor junior staff. You must be comfortable running the team when left in charge.

5-day week, (a mix of split and straights)

Closed Sunday night and all-day Monday, Christmas Day and Bank Holidays

Starting salary: £32,000 + excellent tips

Own transport is essential due to location


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