Sous Chef

West Sussex, South East, Crawley, West Sussex
16 Sep 2019
27 Sep 2019
Contract Type
The Copthorne Hotel London Gatwick is seeking a Senior Sous Chef to assist the Head Chef to lead and organise the Kitchen team to maintain the highest standards required.

As Senior Sous Chef key responsibilities include:
  • To supervise, direct and participate where necessary in the preparation and cooking of all food items.
  • To ensure that all purchasing is placed with the Head Chef.
  • To receive stock checking thoroughly for quantity and quality, to report to the Head Chef any substandard items.
  • To ensure an efficient system for storage of all food items received.
  • To prepare dish specifications for all menu items enabling accurate costing to be made by the F&B Cost Controller, ensuring food cost percentages are adhered to, monitor price fluctuations and react accordingly.
  • To keep all food wastage to a minimum and report all wastage to the Head Chef.

Staff and Training
  • To meet the standards of training required by the hotel and the Head Chef.
  • To assist in the effective development and training of all staff within the department, ensuring each member of staff has a current training programme to ensure satisfactory standards and that training records are up to date.
  • To assist in implementing the departmental induction for all new staff to ensure that each new employee starts in the best conditions possible.
  • To conduct departmental performance reviews as required.
  • To organise monthly meetings with all Sous Chefs and Head Chef to discuss training issues and progress.

Safety/Health and Hygiene
  • To report to the Head Chef or management any defects or damage to equipment.
  • To ensure at all times safety precautions and fire prevention are observed, and if needed reported to the Head Chef or management.
  • To ensure that the Health and Safety standards laid down by the hotel are maintained at all times.
  • Ensure that the Kitchen and all working areas are maintained at the highest standard of cleanliness and hygiene at all times.
  • To be aware of HACCAP procedures.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and, from time to time, their may be other duties and responsibilities to undertake as instructed by Management

As Senior Sous Chef, the essential skills required:
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Flexibility and a positive attitude
  • Experience in a similar environment

About the Hotel

The Copthorne Hotel London Gatwick is a charming 16th century farmhouse surrounded by landscaped gardens and tranquil woodlands. With easy access to Gatwick International Airport and a 30 minute journey from central London, the hotel is popular with leisure and business travelers alike.

The hotel offers comfortable guest rooms that come complete with all the comforts of home and feature internet access, tea and coffee making facilities and an iron and ironing board. Dining facilities include The Brasserie, which offers a buffet style menu and the Lion D'Or Restaurant, which offers a traditional British menu. The Library Bar provides the ideal setting to enjoy traditional afternoon tea and light snacks.

About the Group

Millennium Hotels and Resorts owns and operates a portfolio of over 120 hotels worldwide. In Europe, our 24 hotels provide the perfect gateway to explore landmark locations, with many iconic attractions and business hubs close by.

Properties under the group are placed into three collections; Leng's Collection, Millennium Collection and Copthorne Collection. Each collection has its own distinct personality, character and clearly defined hotel brands within it; tailored to suit different types of guests

For you

We offer a benefits package including:

·Meals Provided on Duty

·Employee Discounted Accommodation

·Employee Discount on Food & Beverage and Hotel Restaurants

·Friends and Family, (discounted) Accommodation Rate

·Length of Service related holiday scheme

·Uniform (Laundry / Dry Cleaning for Uniform)

·Long Service Awards

·Employee of the Month / Year

·Recommend a Friend Scheme

.... As well as real opportunities to develop and gain promotion within the industry.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

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