Sous Chef

Response Network Ltd
£20,000 per annum
29 Jul 2017
25 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Bistrot Pierre prepares, cooks and serves provincial French dishes using fresh and seasonal ingredients and regularly changing menus.

We currently have a portfolio of 19 restaurants nationally, with ambitious plans for expansion, creating plenty of opportunity for career progression for those who seek to continue to grow their skills and position within the company.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, helpful, committed Sous Chef for our new Mere Green Restaurant, who wants to learn, is ambitious and has a sense of hard work and fun.

Most importantly, you will enjoy working with and maintaining a high level of energy, as this will be a very fast paced kitchen environment. Our Mere Green team will typically cater for covers of approximately 50 over a relatively quiet lunchtime service up to approximately 300 covers during a busy evening or weekend service. You will be taking on the responsibility of a busy kitchen but the requirements are simple, you will need to love cooking, but also be happy working from predominantly predefined menus. In addition, you must have some previous management experience and be resourceful and ambitious.

We provide structured management training, great career prospects, and good working hours. We also offer a very attractive benefits package including competitive pay at all levels, a performance related bonus scheme, a chef referral scheme (£750 finder’s fee for a successful referral and appointment of CDP level chefs or higher) discount in all our restaurants, discount with EE and with MacDonald Hotels, contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement and a work-life balance.

As the Sous Chef you would be responsible for running the well looked after kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef and your primary job would also include supervising and coaching junior chefs to ensure they are working effectively. Working closely as part of the wider restaurant team, with the General Manager and with the rest of the front of house, consistency and quality of food along with hitting our targets are crucial factors to succeed in this role. This position would require a responsible individual with good attention to detail and strong organizational and supervisory skills. You will be responsible for a team of chefs and kitchen porters. Basic Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook knowledge is also desirable.

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