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Sous Chef - 47843

Job Category:  Catering - Hospitality
Salary Range: £20k - £25k
Location: South East
Job Type: Permanent


Job Description
Sous Chef

Serco- Hook

37.5 hours per week

£24,532 per annum

In Hook, at Serco, we have a busy staff restaurant, using all fresh produce. We offer a breakfast and lunch service Monday to Friday.

It is a great unit to continue your catering experience and training.

We are currently recruiting for a Sous Chef, who will be responsible for assisting the Head Chef in the management of the kitchen operation and ensure the company’s reputation for food quality is maintained at all times.

About the role

Specific Responsibilities:

•To ensure food production, standards, costs & menu planning are carried out in a timely fashion, as agreed with the Head Chef.

•To carry out the smooth and efficient running of the section as appropriate.

•To assist the Head Chef with compiling food orders and developing new food concepts.

•To plan, prepare, cook and present food to the standards required by the company and the client.

•To ensure that the company’s reputation for excellent food and service is enhanced with the client and customers.

Client Service:

•To ensure that customers are given a prompt and efficient service and expectations are consistently exceeded.

•To be customer focused at all times; approachable and quick to exceed expectations in fulfilling customer needs.

•To ensure all food is cooked, presented and served in line with company standards, using innovation in the method and style of presentation and food service.

People Management:

•To assess kitchen team performance and recognise training needs and potential as appropriate.

•To assist in the development of the kitchen team by empowering it, supporting it, encouraging it and maintaining an ‘open door’ policy.

•To motivate and lead by example, ensuring you and your team have fun at work and are proud of your efforts.

•To treat your team at location as you would expect to be treated.

Additional Responsibilities:

•To take responsibility for contributing towards your own development with the guidance of the Head Chef and attending training courses as identified.

•To show commitment to company values in all aspects of your role.

  •To act as a positive ambassador for the business.

  •To attend to any reasonable request made by the client 

  •To assist / deputise for the Head Chef.

Skills Required
* Food Hygiene Certificate
* Strong Supervisory experience
* Ability to display a real passion for food and customer service
* Excellent organisational skills
* Ability to plan ahead
* Demonstrate analytical approach to problem solving
* Ability to work on own initiative
* Excellent communicator at all levels

Additional Information

On occasion we receive significantly more applicants than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. Serco is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Serco Recruitment Team on 0345 010 4000 as soon as possible if an applicant has any additional queries, requirements or will need additional time in submitting an application should the closing date of the advertisement be brought forward.
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