Sous Chef

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Catering, Hospitality
South East
£26,000 to £28,000 per annum
Salary Description:
�26k - 28k per year + Tronc + live in Option + Benefits
The rpc Group of Companies
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The Company and the Role:
The Company is possibly the most talked-about group of hotels to emerge in recent years.
The Company's hotels are more like a restaurant with rooms and kitchen garden. The concept was created in 2011 and has been recognised with many accolades and industry awards.
The Company is still expanding with new openings in the pipeline. Their ethos is to want to give their staff a great place to work that is fun, professional and just a little bit different, with bags of opportunity.
The Company is currently looking for a dedicated, organised Sous Chef to join their kitchen team, at one of the most exciting award-winning hotel and restaurants in the heart of the New Forest in Hampshire. The position is permanent.
The Company is looking for a passionate and creative Sous Chef who wants to create and produce the best simple modern British Classics, with a twist.

Key Features of the Role:
A Sous Chef role at the Company is like no other, you will be working with a menu that is influenced by the kitchen garden and can change on an hourly basis and certainly a daily basis. This will be challenging to create new dishes, but very rewarding allowing you to use your creative flair.
As a Sous Chef you will be running the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef.
You will also be managing all aspects of the kitchen, from overseeing sections to costings, rotas and stock take; maintaining standards and daily health and safety checks.
You will manage and train all Chef's working in the team with you, prepare and cook dishes, bring fresh ideas and also maintain high standards in your role and be keen to help develop dishes and the menus.
Passion is the key to the Company's success, so they want you to be enthusiastic about their food, their animals, the kitchen garden, foraging, and everything they do.
This Hotel is very unique in how it operates and is passionate in making sure that you will also get to visit local suppliers, taste new ingredients and products also have weekly kitchen garden tours so you can see what produce will be ready to use.

Knowledge and Skills:
You should be an accomplished Head Chef or Sous Chef ideally with experience of working in a fresh food kitchen at a similar level or a Senior CDP / Junior Sous Chef looking to move up to the next level.
Your practical experience should ideally be supported by some form of catering qualification.
Above all you must be a real "foodie" able to spread the word to the Company's customers about the importance of the art of serving good, fresh and local food in an ever-increasing world where convenience is becoming the norm, they need people who have a love and passion for all things food.
You will be a great team player with good organisational skills with the ability to thrive in a very busy hotel and restaurant, where the Company's reputation for consistently preparing, cooking and presenting fresh food based dishes to the right quality, is second to none.
You should have a passion for producing the perfect dish every time.
You should have worked in a busy kitchen and thrive under pressure.
You must have experience and desire to work with fresh, quality food.
You should possess ambition to continually drive the business forward.
You will be an excellent team player and leader who can respectfully communicate to the team.
You will have a track record of working with and developing strong teams.
You will have good financial understanding and hav

Contact Details:
The rpc Group of Companies
Tel: 023 8022 4654
Fax: 023 8022 0808
Contact: Frank Canonico

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