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Sous Chef

Reference: SBI/SC

Previous experience in a similar role as Sous Chef/equivalent
Experience of writing and costing creative menus reflecting customer needs and seasonality
Ability to support standards through effective training and coaching of team members
Effective management of resources by monitoring efficiency of the team and rosters
Previous experience of performance management and ability to motivate the team to achieve excellent standards, consistently
Thorough knowledge of food safety and health & safety standards and high standard of kitchen hygiene
Combined experience of restaurant and bar catering operations
Proven track record in managing food cost percentage and ability to control costs within the departmental budget
Excellent organisation skills
Basic IT skills, including knowledge of Word and email systems etc
Experience of an on-line ordering system is advantageous
Authorisation to work in the UK
Flexibility to work shifts as the business requires, which includes early mornings, evenings and weekend work

Applicants must have access to transport to get them to and from work

<br>You are great with customers
<br>It is evident that standards matter to you, however, you're also able to lead your team to deliver standards professionally in an informal environment
<br>You build a team of enthusiastic people and keep them motivated
<br>You are a great person to work for because you lead by example
<br>You're able to teach inexperienced bar and restaurant attendants how to be excellent at what they do, build their confidence and make sure that they understand why, not just how
<br>You're motivated by a selling culture and you have an ability to get those working for you just as motivated by selling as you are
<br>You're an organised leader - things happen at the right time, by deadlines you're expected to meet, and your team have the right tools to do their jobs
<br>You understand liquor controls
<br>You don't mind hard work
<br>You deal with people with honesty, integrity and without drama, calmly looking for solutions not problems
<br>You are rightly proud of what you can do and where you have worked
<br>What do you get in return?
<br>You will be paid a competitive salary of 27k a year, an annual bonus when you achieve your targets, and 28 days holiday a year
<br>You run the business, reporting to the Speedbird Inn's General Manager. You will have support when you need it, with personal development to help you be as effective as you can be. You'll have opportunities throughout the company in Scotland if you're the right individual, and you benefit from food & beverage and accommodation discounts within the Portland Group, plus discounted SPREE membership. You'll have a uniform and your breaks are paid, with a meal on duty. Complimentary car parking is also available

Hours: 40+ hours per week, 5 out of 7 days. Hours of work will be dependent on business requirements including early mornings and evenings

Salary/Hourly rate: £20,000 circa per annum (negotiable, depending on skills and experience)

Job closing date: 11.07.17


Comments: CV and Application form required when applying for this role. Please submit the completed form along with a covering letter and your current CV in an email to the address provided. Due to the high level of applicants, if we do not contact you within the next 21 days, it is unlikely you have been successful on this occasion.

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