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Sous Chef

Aldermaston Recreational Society



£18720 - £21840/annum Profit share,staff discount,parking


Posted: 11/05/2022

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To work alongside head chef and to manage daily kitchen activities including overseeing staff, aiding with menu preparation, ensuring food quality and freshness, and monitoring ordering and stocking. Provides meal quality and consistency by following designated recipes. 30-35 hours per week.
* Leads kitchen team in chef’s absence
* Provides guidance to junior kitchen staff members, including, but not limited, to line cooking, food preparation and dish plating
* Oversees and organizes kitchen stock and ingredients
* Ensures a first-in, first-out food rotation system and verifies all food products are properly dated and organized for quality assurance
* Keeps cooking stations stocked, especially before and during prime operation hours
* Manages food and product ordering by keeping detailed records and minimises waste, plus works with existing systems to improve waste reduction and manage budgetary concerns
* Supervises all food preparation to ensure quality
* Works with head chef to maintain kitchen organization, staff ability and training opportunities
* Verifies that food storage units all meet standards and are consistently well-managed
* Assists head chef with menu creation
* Co-ordinates with restaurant management team on supply ordering, budget, and kitchen efficiency and staffing
Formal culinary training, previous restaurant experience, extensive food and beverage knowledge, restaurant industry knowledge, strong organizational skills, attention to detail and knowledge of restaurant regulations, leadership, management, positivity, ability to work under pressure, self-motivated, creative problem-solving skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, exceptional customer-service skills

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