Junior Sous Chef

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
South East
£24,000 to £25,000 per month
Salary Description:
This equates to between 11.54 & 12.02 per hour
Job Ref:

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Junior Sous Chef to join our catering team in Weybridge, Surrey. You will be responsible for delivering high quality food and services and to actively contributing toward the development of new food offers and menus, reporting to the Head Chef.
Job DescriptionWe currently have an opportunity for a Junior Sous Chef to join our team.

This is a great opportunity for a customer focused individual to join a world leading food and facilities management company, which can offer unrivalled opportunities for career progression. You will be working in a team of 4 Chefs covering a 5 day week, Mon to Fri. Shift patterns may vary and Overtime is a requirement of this role along with a flexi rota as required. Full training and support given and the successful candidate must be able to work independently within the team and to own initiative once trained.
Main Responsibilities
Plan, cost and document menus in keeping with agreed budgeted levels
Ensure stock levels are kept to the agreed establishment targets and supplies are ordered from nominated suppliers
Monitor and maintain consistent methods of food preparation, production, presentation and service for all meals and ensure they comply with Sodexo’s standards and procedures and meet the agreed specification of the contract(s).
Assist the Head Chef with operating costs, margins, controls and menu costing to ensure Sodexo is achieving optimum profit.
Ensure that all goods are correctly and quickly stored away on a ‘first in first out’ basis and comply with Health and Safety regulations
Comply with all Company & Client policies and procedures, site rules and statutory regulations including Health & Safety, food hygiene, safe working practices, cleanliness, fire and COSHH. This will include your awareness of any specific hazards in your work place.
To ensure the prompt and efficient preparation and service of all meals and breaks at the required time..
Ensure that temperatures of fridges, freezers and hot cupboards/serveries are monitored and recorded in line with Company regulations and the Food Safety Act
To ensure that all food is prepared with due care and attention, particularly in regard to customers’ special dietary requirements: for example, nut, dairy or wheat allergies.
Assist in both kitchens for both retail & hospitality.

The Ideal CandidateThe right candidate must be flexible around business needs, be highly passionate about food and cooking. You will have a very positive attitude towards your career, work and colleagues and enjoy being a part of a medium sized Kitchen brigade. You will show attention to detail at all times and work efficiently to the company standards required as directed by the Head Chef.

Previous experience of being a Junior Sous Chef
Ability to achieve and set standards and operate to performance criteria, with particular regard to hygiene
Ability to work well under pressure
Ability to work effectively as part of a team
Flexible approach to the role and be self-motivated
Innovation and creativity
Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with customers, clients, and staff
Good time management and organisational skills

About The CompanySodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young persons and vulnerable adults. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland (Scotland).

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors.

With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Joe Honey

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