Sous Chef at Bateaux London

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
£16.50 to £16.50 per hour
Salary Description:
£16.50 Per hour
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Sodexo are currently looking to add a Sous Chef to our team at Bateaux London to deliver a world class guest experience. We are looking for passionate, enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team.

This role would involve supporting the Head Chef to deliver the culinary and food safety elements of Bateaux London and including client tastings, chef briefings, food safety compliance and operational standards and event delivery.

To ensure the timely and efficient preparation and service of all food offers to Sodexo’s and the clients’ satisfaction.

To demonstrate a knowledge of current food trends and have the ability to bring innovation into the food offers in the events business.

To plan, execute and monitor exceptional Food Safety and Health and Safety standards in the business.
Main Responsibilities
To understand and demonstrate the vision of Bateaux London.
To deliver projects for business in the agreed timescale in conjunction with the Head Chef, Executive Chef, and Development Chef To ensure all menus are delivered as specified to achieve consistency in service delivery.
To be part of the menu design process and support innovation that drives positive PR, positive client feedback, increased revenues, or win new business.
 To always work within the financial parameters of the business. To operationally support at client tastings and be able to speak passionately about each dish and stand in for the Head Chef To be highly organized in kitchen management on a day to day basis.
Work with the Head Chef to manage all casual labour in the kitchen operation.
To ensure that all food is prepared with due care and attention, particularly in regard to customers’ special dietary requirements and in line with allergen legislation.
To support, and work in conjunction with, the F&B manager and restaurant managers, and to build positive, mutually beneficial relationships within the business.
Ensure that all correct procedures for accountancy, documentation, and administration are adhered to on a weekly and monthly basis.
To comply with all company and client policies, procedures and statutory regulations including Human Resources, site rules, Food Safety, Health & Safety, safe working practices, hygiene, cleanliness, fire and COSHH. This will include your awareness of any specific hazards in your work place.
To Participate in any necessary training and team meetings as required to complete job responsibilities.
To carry out any other reasonable tasks as directed by any senior member of the Bateaux management team.

The Ideal CandidateEssential 

Demonstrable experience in a high volume environment – major events or banqueting operation 

Fine Dining background gained in hotels, restaurants or contract catering 

A competent communicator and ability to present to colleagues, peers and clients 

Financial awareness and understanding of a food profit and loss account and articulate how to control food cost and generate a positive  food margin  

Proven ability to manage and lead a team of chefs 


Supervising Food Safely Level 3 qualification 

IOSH Managing Safely or similar qualification 

Experience of working with clients in a contract catering environment 

Staff training experience or qualification 

About The CompanySodexo Live! is offering exciting opportunities to work at top venues delivering the highest standard of events across the country. As a company we provide catering on behalf of our clients at prestigious sites and events including Ascot Racecourse, The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Brighton AMEX Stadium, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Goodison Park and many more.

To help us deliver the highest quality service we are looking for passionate, enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team. We have a range of positions available to set you off on the right track within Sodexo, so step up to the mark, be more than a spectator and become a part of our team.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Chloe Kirby

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