Sous Chef

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What you'll be doing:
  • Assisting theHead Chef in producing meals and services within the required deadlines
  • Meeting the company standards, complying with the Levy Restaurants vision and values
  • Meeting customer satisfaction in everything you do
  • Working within the catering operating budget using company nominated suppliers
  • Providing a high quality service to customers and clients
  • Creating and living the Levy Difference in everything we do
  • Assisting in the smooth running in the kitchen from day to day, communicating effectively with all departments, to deliver an overall smooth service
More about the role:
  • Monitor and maintain consistent food standards and quality across all areas and during all stages of production and supply
  • Ensure the HACCP procedure according to the company food safety management is maintained and complied with
  • Prepare and cook sufficient food to meet customer's needs
  • Prepare and cook sufficient food keeping wastage to a minimum
  • Ensure food is prepared to the required standards; checking taste, presentation and quality
  • Ensure food is served promptly and work is carried out quickly and efficiently to keep up in busy periods
  • Ensure all food sent out is correctly garnished in line with the picture specification
  • Ensure portion control, preparation and storage methods, labelling and wastage is carried out correctly at all times
  • Ensure you have knowledge of all food allergens in order to advise front of house
  • Ensure correct food temperatures
  • Check deliveries, ensuring correct items to the desired quality have been delivered, report any quality issues to head chef
  • Work with the head chef in planning menus, the costing of these menus, ensuring the operation is run cost effectively and meeting relevant targets
  • Communicate effectively with front of house staff with regards to menu items, content of dishes and special requests
  • Ensure the effective control of a specific station within the kitchen
  • Assist in completion of all relevant paperwork; production and wastage sheets, cleaning records, food hygiene regulations and all other relevant papers
  • Make sure that you meet all legal and company requirements for fire, safety and hygiene procedures
  • Look out for any problems with health and safety and report them to the head of department
  • Maintain all equipment within the catering operation through due care and diligence
  • Correctly using equipment, wearing personal protective equipment when necessary and in accordance with health and safety regulations
  • Report HSE hazards, accidents, incidents, illness or disease to their line manager
  • Maintain temperature records, reporting any issues to your line manager
  • Ensure that work areas are kept clean at all times when not in use
  • Ensure you comply with uniform requirements and personal hygiene regulations
  • Be responsible for monitoring and recording the day to day production schedule
  • Be available to supervise and help less qualified members of staff if needed
  • Ensure the HACCP procedure according to the company food safety management is maintained and complied with
  • Be flexible in working in different sections within the kitchen, if needed
What we'll give:
Sous Chef
  • £35,000per annum, 40hours per week
  • Compass exclusive offers on PerksAtWork
  • Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you
  • Pension contribution
  • Medicash - Healthcare benefits, including dental, optical and therapy treatments. (Includes up to four dependent children)
  • Meals on duty
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Holiday Purchase scheme
  • Professional subscriptions

At SEC Food, we're proud to be the official catering partner for The Scottish Event Campus. We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional customer experience for every visitor to the campus. Our people really care about hospitality and we support all our staff members to help them excel and shine in all that they do. We love to hear from candidates who have a positive attitude and a real passion for great customer service.

The Scottish Event Campus is Scotland's premier venue for concerts, events, conferences and exhibitions. The campus comprises of the SSE Hydro, the SEC Armadillo and the SEC Centre. The company enjoys an enviable reputation as one of Europe's most prestigious venues with the SSE Hydro consistently ranked in the top 3 busiest venues in the world by attracting over 1.1 million visitors each year.

Embrace the venue mission; Best Venues, Best People, Best Events. By adopting core values for teamwork and collaboration. Sharing a passion for providing excellent visitor experience. Act as a role model and set an example for our team and the wider business.
Who you are:
  • Experience in a similar environment,including contract catering experience
  • Quality driven
  • Excellent culinary skills with an attention to detail
  • A creative thinker with sound knowledge of the latest food trends
  • A sound knowledge of hygiene, health and safety requirements
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a high pressure environment

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