SOUS CHEF, retention bonus, excellent gratuities

We are looking for a Sous Chef to join our team at our Queen's Head pub in East Clandon, near Guildford. Supporting and deputising in the Head Chefs absence, the Sous Chef will ensure a high standard of food is served always and to assist the Head Chef in effectively running the kitchen day to day, achieving all operational and commercial targets. It is a position that requires someone who is personable, energetic and capable of stepping up and managing and motivating a kitchen team to deliver excellent food and achieve impeccable standards in all aspects of the kitchen operation.


Our support to you

  • Support, training and development to improve your competency and skills in the role and to aid towards progression opportunities in the future
  • Targeted Bonus scheme
  • £750 retention bonus
  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent gratuities
  • £500 when you refer a friend or family member to any pub at Red Mist
  • Regular social events and familiarisation trips
  • Free meals on duty
  • Regular in-house staff competitions
  • Increased annual leave through length of service
  • Monthly & annual ‘Shining Star’ nominations and awards
  • 25% discount on food and drink in all Red Mist Leisure pubs for up to 4 people
  • Access to Perkbox, offering staff discounts on high street brands, local gyms, and cinemas
  • Be part of our charity days and events
  • Guaranteed Christmas day off
  • 4% Pension contribution


Your role

  • To ensure we deliver a high standard of food, always ensuring all dishes are served at the correct portion size, quality and temperature and enforcing strict ticket times on service
  • In the Head Chefs absence take complete ownership over the running of the kitchen, supporting the Pub Manager, making decisions, managing staff and implementing new procedures where necessary
  • To ensure that all products used are of a high standard
  • To ensure when ordering on behalf of the company, the most competitive price is obtained, and you comply with our purchasing guidelines and agreed supplier range
  • To work at other sites of the group, offering support, as required
  • To achieve exceptional customer satisfaction results with regards to food
  • To ensure all company property is properly respected, used and looked after to reduce maintenance or replacement costs


What we are looking for

  • Passion for food. It is essential to understand and be passionate about great food. We want our menus to express real enthusiasm and passion for the ingredients and food
  • Totally customer focused. We must always strive to exceed their expectations
  • Maintaining the overall standard of food on offer with a continuous focus on innovation, sourcing of quality local produce, creativity and above all passion will be a key aspect of the Sous Chef role
  • To assist the Head Chef in effectively running the kitchen, achieving all operational and commercial targets
  • Honest, dedicated and hard working
  • You must be a fun and enthusiastic person, with a good sense of humour, who enjoys work and the interaction with staff members and customers
  • To be flexible and adaptable at all times, setting this example to the rest of the kitchen team
  • To have flair, ambition and the will to succeed and overcome challenges
  • The ability to create and maintain consistently great food all of the time
  • The ability to create and bond a team together
  • To have the dedication, patience and skills to develop staff within your team
  • Proficient in IT with an understanding of spread sheets



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