Sous Chef / Assistant Chef / Kitchen Team Member

  • By Strollingwood
  • 26000 PA
  • Cockermouth
  • Permanent

Job Title: Sous Chef. Location: Near Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria. Hours: 48 hours per week, Straight shifts. Salary: £26,000 (plus gratuities. The Job. Our Client is looking for someone to join a busy, inspirational environment at their high quality restaurant, creating exciting bistro-style cuisine using local produce. The restaurant offers a full day and evening informal dining experience at an award-winning visitor attraction. Interesting, colourful and ever-changing menus are served in our beautiful refurbished Victorian farm. The kitchen produces simple, honest and generous British menus using local and regional ingredients. The site hosts a calendar of events as well as running a private dining and parties. The Michelin Guide recommended bistro has been successfully trading for over three years, and has secured a series of hospitality awards including TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, contributing to a VisitEngland Gold Award, and regularly winning the OpenTable Diners' Choice awards. We look for people with passion and enthusiasm, who care about quality with a desire to learn and improve. In return, we offer plenty of support, lots of opportunities to show initiative, a friendly team-work atmosphere, plus the chance to gain different experiences within the onsite distillery. Responsibilities. To comply at all times with the Health and Safety policy. To report for duty in good time. To be dressed to the standard set by the company. To be organised and to organise others under your supervision ensuring correct work method and professionalism at all times. To ensure all sections are checked-off with the C.D.P. before service with the checklists provided tasting any product for quality and consistency. To organise and supervise stock rotation within the kitchen ensuring minimal stock wastage. To monitor stock transfers and accurately account for any movement of stock. To ensure dating and labelling of produce is carried out within the sections, and in the dry store, freezers and walk-in fridges. To take-on board constructive criticism from senior members of staff. Development of individuals within the department through individual chats and reviews in accordance with Lakes Distillery guidelines and reporting back on pertinent findings or employee observations. Development of departmental team by means of identification of training needs through observation and review process and compilation and achievement of monthly training plan. To monitor all cleaning schedules and fridge-freezer charts provided. To understand the kitchen food cost and to react to any movement. To understand wage costing and react to any movement in business. To assist front of house team in any way possible regarding customer requirements. Requirements. To know and understand the food philosophy and the high standards of the clients restaurant. To maintain the highest level of professionalism. To constantly strive to improve your own standards and skills as well as all the staff working alongside you. To understand the business from financial and quality perspectives. Desirable. Is qualified to level 1 in Health and Safety or is prepared to work towards gaining the qualification. Is qualified to Level 1 in Food Safety within the past 3 years or is prepared to work towards gaining the qualification. A solid understanding of food hygiene. Benefits. Share of gratuities through a tronc scheme across the distillery site and Bistro team. 25% staff discount to be used in the distillery shop or Bistro dining. Full uniform & meals provided whilst on duty. Inspirational supplier trips, training and experiences, eg. Distillery tours & tastings. Professional chef training skills with renowned 21 Hospitality Group in the North East, eg. Butchery, pastry, fishmongery. Modern state-of-the-art kitchen facility. Accommodation may be available for the right candidate. Beautiful setting and environment next to Bassenthwaite Lake. Candidates with experience or relevant job titles of: Chef, Breakfast chef. 2nd Chef, Kitchen Team Member, Bistro Kitchen Assistant, Bistro Sous Chef or Kitchen Staff may also be considered for this …

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