Junior Sous Chef

Do you enjoy working in a busy, fast-paced, thriving kitchen? Do you enjoy working with a diverse, friendly, dedicated team? The Lensbury could be the place for you! We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, reliable Junior Sous Chef.

About us

The Lensbury is full of surprises, nestled on the banks of the River Thames and set in 25 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds on the banks of the River Thames. The award-winning hotel boasts unrivalled indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, a luxury spa and a hi-tech Conference Centre.

We pride ourselves on delivering excellent food from local suppliers, catering to the highest possible standards. Our restaurants and bars are open to members, conference delegates and hotel guests.

The Role

  • Responsible for the food offering as directed by the Chef in-charge and to take charge in his/her absence, to plan, prepare, monitor the quality of food and ensure consistency in offering a high standard of cuisine to The Lensbury guests, to include private dining, producing à la carte menus, set menus, and occasional event menus in all areas, consistently delivered to a 2 AA rosette standard
  • Work alongside the Sous Chef, Head Chef and Executive Chef to ensure a consistent standard of food is delivered in all areas
  • Assist the Executive Chef in devising the menus, costing, documenting and implementing standards in the Dunbar and across the operation as maybe required to meet the needs of all The Lensbury guests
  • Maximise profitability through creative menus, effective rota planning, and purchasing and wastage control
  • Order food as required and ensure stock is stored, rotated, labelled, prepared and sold in compliance with SOPs and H&S requirements
  • Fully responsible in the management of HACCP and COSHH
  • Responsible for staff training, mentoring and alongside the Executive Chef, planning staff development and performance managing the team
  • Monitor and maintain the kitchen fabric and equipment to a safe, clean and functional condition
  • Ensure the highest standard of health, safety and hygiene in all kitchen areas to meet all health and safety legislation and The Lensbury’s expectations
  • Carry out any projects as requested by the Executive Chef and Sous Chef
  • To be able to analyse financial data and communicate relevant information to the teams and to ensure appropriate action is taken to achieve budgeted targets

The Candidate

  • Previous experience in a supervisory role within a busy quality, a la carte kitchen, ideally within a multi-outlet catering operation with direct responsibility for consistent food, product delivery, team, profit and stock
  • Team player, able to communicate and train the team efficiently and instigate change
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Commercial acumen and the ability to hit revenue targets and margins
  • Good knowledge of HACCP, Health & Safety and Hygiene requirements
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Food and Beverage packages
  • NVQ or equivalent
  • Experience of training and mentoring employees

Terms & Conditions

  • Full time and casual positions available
  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid annual leave of 4 x weekly contracted hours, plus bank holiday entitlement
  • Free meals whilst on duty
  • Uniform provided
  • Some use of The Lensbury’s leisure facilities including gym & swimming pool
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • BUPA and 6% non-contributory Pension scheme on service criteria

Please note due to volume of CV’s, if you have not been contacted within 10 days of your application, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted on this occasion.

For further information or to apply please e-mail personnel@lensbury.com

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