Sous Chef - Sunderland

Sous Chef – Sunderland

£23,000 - £26,000 per year permanent Chefs North East

Sous Chef – Sunderland

We are recruiting for a Sous Chef – Sunderland to work in a city centre hotel within a few feet of the local Metro station.

The Sous Chef – Sunderland – will have previously worked at Senior CDP level or above and will be looking for the next move in their career. Although this is working in a Hotel, a chef with a strong career in restaurants or fresh food pubs could also suit this role.

The hotel consists of a Restaurant, Bar, Banqueting, Functions and Weddings and the Sous Chef – Sunderland will be working between all aspects of the Hotel. Reporting to the Head Chef the ideal candidate will have a flair for cooking and a modern outlook on local cuisine, as well as being comfortable working from menu specifications.

This is a responsible, creative job where you can really flex your talents.

Key responsibilities:

  • Running the kitchen when the head chef is away
  • Provides guidance to junior kitchen staff members, including, but not limited, to line cooking, food preparation, and dish plating
  • Oversees and organizes kitchen stock and ingredients
  • Ensures a first-in, first-out food rotation system and verifies all food products are properly dated and organized for quality assurance
  • Hires and trains new kitchen employees to Hotel and kitchen standards
  • Supervises all food preparation and presentation to ensure quality and restaurant standards
  • Works with head chef to maintain kitchen organization, staff ability, and training opportunities
  • Verifies that food storage units all meet standards and are consistently well-managed
  • Assists head chef with menu creation
  • Coordinates with restaurant management team on supply orders, budget, and kitchen efficiency and staffing
  • Ensuring your brigade has high culinary standards
  • Helping create new recipes and write menus

Skills required:

  • A flair with ingredients
  • An ability to stay calm when the pressure mounts
  • Strong leadership skills to motivate your brigade of chefs
  • First-rate culinary skills

If you believe this is the role for you, please do not hesitate to contact the team today