Sous Chef - Birmingham

Kitchen - Kitchen
Ref: 547 Date Posted: Monday 19 Sep 2022
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  • Sous Chef, 4 star Hotel
  • Competitive rates of pay at all levels
  • Service charge
  • Uniform provided
  • Free meals when on duty
  • Generous discount on regular room rates
  • Refer a Friend programme (£200 plus)
  • 25% off food, drink and spa treatments across the group
  • 20% discount on golf
  • Free use of  leisure, pool and gym facilities at off-peak times
  • Auto-enrolment into pension scheme

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Sous Chef for our client, a luxury 4 star hotel boasting 114 rooms, with 16 meeting rooms and conference facilities for up to 500, located in Birmingham.


As Sous Chef, you will have full responsibility for the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef and be an integral member of the kitchen team. Your experience will include managing a busy kitchen whilst focusing on both quality and quantity.

The Sous Chef is responsible for managing the costs in the kitchen, in particular those around food GP and working within manning parameters. Maintaining a safe, clean and tidy kitchen in line with current legislation will also be key. Ideally you will be able to demonstrate like for like 4 Star Hotel experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver the product to core standard
  • Ensure effective cost controls are in place
  • Oversee stock take, ordering and delivery process as well as ensuring correct storage of food at all times
  • Oversee H&S aspects of the kitchen including statutory record requirements, ensuring food production is within safe working practices and food safety is maintained
  • Provide leadership to the team within the kitchen, ensuring the brigade are well trained, disciplined and able to consistently deliver an excellent product
  • Managing the human resources aspect of the kitchen including departmental inductions, reviews, appraisals and personal development plans

Benefits also include:

  • Service charge 
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme through Hospitality in Action
  • Employee discount throughout all the group hotels
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay

In return my client is offering a competitive remuneration package as well as the chance to join this forward-thinking organisation with a focus on staff development and career progression. If you would like to know more about this exciting opportunity please apply today.