Sous Chef, Luxury Wedding Venue

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Sous Chef – £30,000 per annum  

The Pear Tree, Purton, Swindon SN5 4ED 

Full Time   

Start Date - ASAP  

Please submit a covering letter with your application 

The perfect marriage of something old and something new, this charming country house wedding venue in Wiltshire now boasts an elegant Orangery, a glorious garden terrace, and luxuriously furnished bedrooms.  

Artemis at The Pear Tree  are embarking on a large-scale recruitment process to meet the demands of our forward booking schedule, which is full with events that had to change booking dates due to lockdown.   

If you are an experienced professional hoping to restart your hospitality career, then our company can provide what most others can’t, a secure future with lots of pre-booked work, and plenty of ongoing advancement opportunities.   

Artemis are looking for a passionate Sous Chef based at The Pear Tree, the successful candidate must be self-motivated, have a passion for good food and service, calm under pressure and be able to work in a small team. Experience in weddings and conferences, 100+ covers, fine dining, together with a strong background in food led establishments.   

Artemis is a company that is proud to provide the finest quality, modern British food and drink to high end wedding clients, across 11 beautiful, privately owned estates around the UK. Part of the Artemis Group The Pear Tree is well regarded locally, operating as an elegant wedding venue with demanding clientele who expect nothing but the highest levels of service and everlasting memories.   

Requirements- 

  • 1 years’ experience in a similar position used to providing for 100+ covers using fresh ingredients 

  • An understanding of HACCP from ordering, delivery checks, temperature recording and general management duties required for such a position. 

  • Own transport is essential due to the location 

  • Candidates must be eligible to work full-time in the UK 

Responsibilities- 

  • Day to day management of the venue kitchen reporting directly to your Head Chef  

  • The ability to work with our allergens policy and kitchen management package 

  • Working alongside your Head Chef to manage the high standards of cleanliness by following daily cleaning procedures 

  • Working alongside your Head Chef to plan monthly rotas and staff holidays 

  • Daily ordering from suppliers, monthly stock takes 

  • Communication with the General Manager and Event Managers on site 

  • Managing our Checkit food recording through the portal (full training given)   

  • Some lone working 

Benefits of working with us- 

  • Exceptional hours with only a few late nights – 45 hrs per week 

  • Full uniform provided and laundered 

  • Having the ability to see and work at other venues across our estate   

  • Working in modern fitted kitchens with quality equipment using fresh ingredients 

  • We use Checkit as our everyday food management system giving you confidence in managing a busy kitchen. 

  • The ability to plan and test new dishes as part of our commitment to chef training 

  • Competitive rates of pay 

  • Company bonus scheme 

  • Pension scheme 

Please submit a covering letter with your application  

Salary £30k per annum   


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