Senior Sous Chef - Exclusive Hotel and Golf Club - Aberdeen

Location Aberdeenshire
Discipline: Hospitality
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££37,000 - £40,000 pa Basic + Great Benefits + Tips + Live in available
Contact name: Sukh Samra

Contact email: sukh@flowrecruitment.co.uk
Job ref: Aberdeen
Published: 3 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Our client runs ones of the most prestigous and exclusive hotel and golf club properties in Scotland. They are currently looking to recruit a Senior Sous Chef to join their team at their site in Aberdeenshire.

This is an important role that requires a high level of culinary ability, as well as organisational and leadership skills on the planning and execution of 5-star guest experiences.

Scope of job:

Assist and support the Head Chef in the planning and organising of the kitchen brigade, menus and preparation of food to the required standard, deputising in his/her absence. To actively motivate team members to reach targets and maintain a harmonious working environment, adhering to food safety and environmental health regulations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/DESCRIPTION OF TASKS

- Assist and support the Head Chef in planning and developing menus and setting prices in co-operation and line with the General Manager and Food & Beverage Manager

- Supervise chefs in the preparation and cooking of menu items, carrying out and/or co-ordinating induction and on-the-job training. Ensure required standards are met by managing the performance of chefs and providing technical advise and support

- Personal preparation of menu items as required

- Organising staffing, prepare staff rosters and co-ordinate the training and development of kitchen brigade

- Assist in achieving food profit percentage as laid down by the company

- Ordering and supervising the quality and stock control of kitchen supplies, monitoring and controlling wastage

- Allocate duties and supervise and monitor performance of kitchen porters, providing training in the safe and efficient use of equipment and cleaning materials

Qualifying Criteria:
- Sous Chef experience in a 4 or 5-star restaurant context
- Formal catering qualifications
- Culinary creativity, imagination, and flair
- Passion for cooking and high level of presentation
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to work under pressure and juggle competing priorities
- Up-to-date hygiene & food safety certificates
- Positive and flexible approach to work

Salary & Benefits

Highly competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Great company benefits including golf and companywide hotel privileges.