Junior Sous-Chef (Live In)


Our client is recruiting for a junior sous-chef to join their team in 2021.

Situated in Edinburgh, Scotland this will be a live-in role working as a key part of the kitchen staff for a hotel that will be offering a specialist Asian-fusion menu.

Role details:

Job title: Junior Sous-chef

Reporting to: General Manager

Responsible for: Kitchen Management

Location: Edinburgh, UK

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• Responsible for the General running of the kitchen.
• Managing the kitchen staff, including setting the rota, and handling disciplinary and HR issues in the absence of the head chef.
• Taking responsibility for more technical elements of cuisine.
• Creating and implementing the Asian Fusion Menu as a specialist menu for the hotel due to demand.
• Train, and create documentation for the menu.
• Working within specified budgets.
• Ensuring the kitchen meets high standards of quality.
• Completing food hygiene documents to comply with the law and writing environmental health reports when necessary.
• Establishing strong relationships with staff in other areas of the business, including managers and front of house teams.
• Cook Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
• Being the voice of the kitchen when communicating with waiters and bar staff.
• Ordering supplies and negotiating with suppliers.
• Managing inventory and keeping control of stock.
• Organizing produce and ensuring strict adherence to food hygiene regulations.
• Supervising all food preparation.
• This is a live-in position in the hotel in the UK.
• VISA will be provided.
• Minimum of 2 years live in.
• Helping to train more junior members of staff.
• Assuming responsibility for stock takes.
• Learning the ordering systems.
• Meeting with suppliers.
• Health and safety, and food hygiene responsibilities.

Skills Required:

• Strong understanding of hospitality sector and all relevant kitchen practices
• Passionate about the food industry.
• Ambition to succeed and strong desire to always improve.
• Ability to work consistently under pressure.
• Understanding of health and safety procedures (including all Covid-19 guidance related to hospitality).
• Excellent leadership skills
• Great communication skills and ability to work well as part of a team.
• Organized, with a strong eye for detail.

Minimum Requirements:

At least three years’ experience in a similar role.
Relevant professional qualifications relating to food preparation.
Able to re-locate due to the role being a live-in position for a minimum of two years.

Employee Salary and Benefits:

37.5 hours per week
28 days annual leave (including bank holidays)

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