Sous Chef

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Working with us provides great benefits, including:

  • Access your pay as you earn it through our financial wellbeing platform ‘Wagestream,’ a tool that lets you track your earnings in real-time, access a percentage of your pay as you earn it, learn easy tips for managing your money and save straight from your pay into pots for the future.
  • Discounted Hotel Stays across our UK sites, and if you work for a branded venue, around the World!
  • 50% off Food & Beverage at all our Hotels & F&B Venues
  • Spa Discounts at our venues with a Spa
  • Retail, Cinema & Leisure Discounts
  • Development Opportunities via our ‘Grow with us’ initiative, including Apprenticeship opportunities, our Development Programmes, and more!
  • Monthly ‘Star of the Month’ Awards
  • Long-service Awards, that start after 1 year of service
  • ‘Recommend a Friend’ Incentive – Be rewarded for referring someone you know!
  • Access to a confidential ‘Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)’ available 24/7, 365 days per year.
  • Pension Scheme
  • Other incentive programmes that run throughout the year

About the role…

You’ll be overall responsible for the Kitchen and its staff in the absence of the Head/Exec Chef, directing all kitchen activities and ensuring the preparation of our delicious food - helping create memorable experiences for guests - whenever and wherever they dine. You’ll also ensure quality, kitchen maintenance and inventory functions are kept to the highest standards - to make sure your kitchen is always running smoothly.

You will lead and inspire everyone in the brigade, coaching and mentoring the team to be their best.  The main purpose of the role is to manage the quality and food production of all catering at the given venue, lead and inspire the team to deliver the highest standards and ensure legislative requirements are met.

About you…

  • Excellent cooking skills with a strong understanding of produce and ingredients
  • Experience in producing menus that are both creative and profitable
  • Excellent leadership skills with experience of developing and leading a team
  • Strong communication skills through a variety of means
  • Flexible and adaptable, with the ability to stay calm under pressure, adapting your approach to complete routine and non-routine tasks
  • Exceptional organisation and planning skills through Standard operating procedures. High attention to detail and accuracy – great at managing one’s own time and the time of the team
  • Drive & self-motivated. Excellent knowledge of kitchen related legislative requirements/audits

About us…

At Cairn Group we're ambitious. With a varied and extensive UK portfolio of hotels, bars and restaurants in our portfolio, we're focused on continual growth and are in it for the long haul. We are a family owned business with family values at our core, with a growing team and sites UK wide. 


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