Executive Sous Chef

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 2 weeks ago

Reference 1436393

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for an Executive Sous Chef.

Working Hours: 35 hours per week- Any 5 days out of 7 per week (This role will involve working shifts, evenings, and weekends)

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time contract 

Key Duties will include:

  • Helping the Executive Head Chef manage the smooth and efficient operation of the Kitchen, ensuring the Hotel’s reputation for food quality is always maintained.
  • Ensuring the planning, preparation, cooking and presentation of food is to the standard required by the Hotel and its guests.
  • Helping the Executive Head Chef manage the culinary budget and kitchen expenditure.
  • Ensuring Company policies relating to stock management and stock ordering are implemented and monitored, taking appropriate action to resolve problems.
  • Ensuring the hotel complies with all matters relating to food hygiene regulations, environmental health laws and all other relevant legislation.
  • Ensuring the Hotel’s 5* hygiene score is maintained.
  • Ensuring the security of the kitchen and storage areas is maintained at all times.  
  • Ensuring all kitchen employees receive appropriate training, coaching and development to meet the Hastings’ standard.
  • Ensuring Hastings’ quality standards and procedures are fully understood, implemented and regularly reviewed, and that formal and informal feedback is delivered to ensure continual improvement.
  • Conducting team meetings on a regular basis to communicate standards required, targets and company information.
  • Ensuring all kitchen areas, fixtures and equipment are properly maintained and presented to the Hastings’ standard.
  • Working effectively with colleagues across departments to ensure a harmonious working environment where all employees are treated with respect and dignity.
  • To assist with the recruitment, selection and utilisation of kitchen employees to achieve the optimum use of employee resource in line with business peaks and troughs.
  • To contribute to the development of the hotel business plan, projects and initiatives to continually develop the hotel business and market position.
  • Carrying out any other duties as required.

The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Applicants must have previous experience as a Sous Chef preferably gained within a 4/5 star Hotel or similar quality establishment.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Food Hygiene, Environmental Health and Safety and HACCP legislation. 
  • High standards of attention to quality and speed. 
  • Ability to work under pressure within a team. 
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.

The Rewards:

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent staff training and development opportunities
  • Discounted staff rates in our Spa and gift shop
  • Discounted accommodation rates in all of the Hastings properties • New uniform • Free Staff meals provided while on duty
  • 29 days’ annual leave per annum which increases to 31 days’ after 2 years.
  • Free Car Parking

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Closing Date for this post is 31/09/19