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Job Title :
Sous Chef 
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Posted :
4/3/2019 11:59:18 PM 
Company Name :
The rpc Group of Companies 
Location :
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England 
Benefits :
live in + benefits 
Salary :
£25k - 28k per year + live in + benefits 
Security :
Description :

The Company and the Role:
An exclusive award-winning luxury 4 Star Hotel that is nestled in acres of beautifully manicured land deep in the Hertfordshire countryside. Once a stunning stately home which over the years has been transformed into a crème de la crème hotel. They are now seeking a passionate full-time permanent Sous Chef to bolster their kitchen brigade. 
The Hotel is part of a small and successful chain of well-known and established destination resorts located across the English Counties, in areas known for their natural beauty, relaxing and calming environments.
This role would be ideal for an existing Sous Chef that would like the experience to work in a vibrant, successful and busy kitchen, you would be part of a superb team that will go on the become proven and passionate award winners.
You could be part of a holistic health and wellbeing kitchen team, were your fresh food dishes are helping others to relax or eat healthy, nutritious meals, which compliments their hotel spa, treatments and general soaking in of the natural beauty and ambience.
Key Features of the Role:
As Sous Chef you are the trusted second in hierarchy after the Head Chef, which means this position has full control over the kitchen, and is directly responsible for the food quality produced, under the supervision of the Head Chef.
You will be expected and trusted to make sure the brigade is producing top-quality cuisine, and that Chefs with talent are trained and developed. In addition, you`ll have to take charge of the kitchen in the Head Chef`s absence.
You will have tasks and responsibilities which are diverse and vary from cooking or plating certain dishes, to establishing the menu and dealing with the ingredient providers. Therefore, the position requires both culinary and managerial skills.
Full driving licence and own reliable transport is required due to the location.

Knowledge and Skills Required:
To be successful in this role you will be an accomplished and existing Sous Chef, however Head Chef`s that want to take a step back will be considered, as well as a Junior Sous Chef looking to make the next step up in their career.
Worked within the hotel industry preferable within 3 / 4-star establishments.
Experience of high-quality food prep and service, exceptional personal standards and a grasp of kitchen culture.
Familiar with all current legislation`s regarding food hygiene, safety, risk assessments etc.
A great passion for creating and perfecting dishes and used to working with fresh, seasonal ingredients, and ideally interested in nutritional and healthy menu items.
Have a `can do` attitude and ambition to progress your career.
Have good stock take knowledge and competent when placing orders.
Possess excellent communication and team skills.
Be able to manage the kitchens structure set by the Head Chef on their days off.

What`s on Offer?
Competitive basic salary ranging from £25,000 to £28,000 per annum.
Accommodation available.
Contracted 28 days / shift annual holiday including bank holiday, which increases with service.
Generous staff discount, Discounted Club Membership, Subsidised meals whilst on duty, Childcare vouchers.
Employee and family member discount for mid-week residential breaks.
Complimentary staff facility use on successful completion of probation period.
Participation in Wider Wallet shopping discount scheme.
Options to join private healthcare scheme.
Training and personal development opportunities.
Free parking.

Applicants Please Note:
Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Sous Chef.
For UK based roles, in line with the requirements of the UK Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must either be eligible to live and work in the UK or must obtain permits to work in the UK prior to making an application. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.
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rpc catering & hospitality recruitment is a leading catering and  hospitality recruitment specialist supplying Chefs of all grades and Hospitality General / Deputy / Assistant / Restaurant / Bar Managers / Sommeliers and Mixologists and hotel staff of all levels throughout the UK and Internationally.
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