Senior Sous Chef

Working closely with the Head Chef you will share responsibility for the team of Chefs delivering 2 Rosette standard food for the 45 cover restaurant and banqueting operation.

You will have the added support of our Head Pastry Chef and the Pastry team who operate a separate pastry kitchen producing dishes for all restaurants, afternoon tea and banqueting areas.

The Role

  • Recruitment, training and coaching team of 13 Chefs.
  • The menu planning, supplier resourcing, ordering, delivery, storage, preparation, cooking and service across the lunch and dinner menus for the Estate Grill.
  • Development of menu ideas with the Head Chef to progress the food offering and achieve consistent food standards to achieve a minimum 2 Rosette Standard across all dishes.
  • Ensure compliance with HACCP and food hygiene, health and safety legislation.
  • Achieving gross profit targets on dishes to allow for future investment in the facilities and staffing
  • Creating passion, flair and drive in your team to assist the hotel to achieve its quality and business objectives. Practice and promote effective teamwork and communication amongst your direct work colleagues and colleagues in other departments.


This role would suit a passionate Chef who is already a Sous Chef within a 2 Rosette Hotel Restaurant looking to progress their experience within a luxury award winning hotel.

  • Experience and passion for food and creating 2 Rosette standard dishes from fresh ingredients
  • Ability to work flexible shifts
  • Experience within a quality hotel kitchen environment
  • Team player with an ability and desire to contribute and support team members to develop and achieve
  • Excellent eye for detail and able to deliver consistent standards

The Benefits

£35,000, accommodation is available locally at £495 per month

  • 4 weeks holiday rising to 5 weeks with service
  • 8 Bank holidays
  • Free car parking
  • Employee uniform

In addition you will benefit from a range of company benefits including:

Discounted hotel accommodation for yourself and your family at all hotels
Discounted hair treatments at our two Utopia Spas
Discount off all food & beverage at all hotels
Discount of individual treatments booked in our two Utopia Spas
Discount on retail products in our two Utopia Spas
Refer a friend staff recruitment scheme In additional you will enjoy a range of other benefits when you celebrate your 1 yr, 3 yr and 5 yr anniversary including; your birthday off paid, complimentary overnight stays, complimentary lunch/afternoon tea and service related holiday


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