Sous Chef

Are you a talented individual that is looking for a senior kitchen position at a food led pub?
Little Gems Country Dining are looking for a Sous Chef to join one of our five pubs. The Swan Inn is a beautiful 13th century thatched country pub & restaurant, which has undoubtedly changed over the years, yet retains a wealth of original features & oozes a rustic, rural charm. (Just remember to duck when entering!)
Our orchard beer garden is ready for summer & is the jewel in our crown. Have a nose around and you’ll find all sorts of wonderful herbs and fruit, all of which are used in our kitchen…. Everything is freshly made in our open kitchen and changes in line with the seasons, using the best local produce we can get our hands on, served in the comforting surroundings of our restaurant.
are looking for an enthusiastic individual that has a hunger to produce high quality food and the drive to succeed in the hospitality industry.

About us:
Little Gems Country Dining started in October 2006 and so far we’re a small, intimate company with five pubs. We pride ourselves on doing the simple things really well and keeping our focus on the staff and customers. In our kitchens, our Head Chefs concentrate on providing home cooked menus with specials menus that change every day. Provenance, sustainability and sourcing British food is important to us, and we keep our dishes simple and not over presented.

The role:
Come and join the team as a Sous Chef. This role is for someone who can lead the kitchen team in the Head Chef’s absence. We are looking for an individual who can thrive in a busy kitchen, keeping focus on the job in hand, whilst always retaining the back house disciplines and standards. You will have an opportunity to give your input regarding our seasonally changing menu, along with the creativity of the daily specials. Everyone in our kitchens has a voice and we always like to hear your voice.
If you have previous experience, strong team approach, understanding of ordering and back of house compliance, committed to your career development and like to be challenged – then you might be the right person for us!
Please note: The character of the business means that you will be required to work shifts.

• Saving and Earning money – competitive salary plus tips, food discounts, recruitment incentive schemes
• While you work - free food on shift, fun and professional work environment, support to achieve goals
• Your Career – training and development, compliance training, dedicated e-learning courses, flexibility within the group, little gems inspiration days

Your development:
We consistently strive to give individuals the opportunity to use their existing skills and building new ones. We will invest time coaching and developing you in-house and training. We like to see our people develop and ultimately, as a company, we like to promote from within. This is a role that will set you in good stead for a future role as a Head Chef.

The next step…
Like the sound of joining our team? Ready for the challenge? If so, please get in contact.

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