Sous Chef Of Hospitality & Events

Job Description

We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes
  • Quick access for you and your immediate family to a Digital GP, and wider healthcare benefits
  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, and many more
  • Save money on your food shop with discounts on Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and many more
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Receive cash rewards every time you spend and use them on a wide range of brands
  • Un-wind with us with free wellness, mindfulness and exercise classes
  • You can share all discounts and offers with your friends and families

Job Overview:

We are seeking a dynamic and dedicated Sous Chef to join our Hospitality team within Chartwells at Rugby School. This role involves assisting in the preparation, cooking, and presentation of food to the highest standards, ensuring customer and client satisfaction, and maintaining a clean, tidy, and safe environment.

Catering for a wide variation of events across the school.

Full time, 40 hours per week contract, shifts will include evenings and weekends due to the nature of the business within the boarding school


Key Responsibilities:


Customer and Client Satisfaction

- Prepare, cook, and present dishes to the required standards and portion specifications.

- Ensure food is recovered and stored correctly to minimise waste.

- Maintain the cleanliness of all kitchens and surrounding working areas.

- Ensure the correct use of all machinery and equipment.

- Contribute to menu development as required.

- Assist in the overall management of the cleanliness and general housekeeping of the kitchen, back of house, service & waste areas.

- Implement new policies and procedures as requested by the senior team.

- Support and assist other staff members across the site as required.

- Perform other general tasks to support effective food service delivery as reasonably requested.


Stock Management

- Assist in the management of ordering and menu planning to stay within budgets.

- Utilise stock in an effective and efficient manner.


Management of Team

- Assist in leading the team by setting clear direction and goals for junior staff members.

- Support the senior team through effective communication and by following their lead.

- Take responsibility for the training and development of the kitchen team.

- Assist in the rota management of kitchen support teams.

- Ensure a succession plan is in place that supports the company's vision for excellence.


Operational Excellence

- Ensure food is managed and stored correctly to minimise waste.

- Assist with the receipt and storage of deliveries.

- Communicate with the senior team and support their lead.


Health & Safety

- Comply with all client and company health & safety procedures and standards, including adherence to food information regulations and food safety checks.

- Adhere to food allergen and intolerance regulations.

- Implement an Allergen Management Process for all food production.


Essential Requirements

- Previous kitchen experience at similar level of responsibility

- Passionate about working in a food service environment.

- Ability to work positively with others as part of a team.

- Friendly, helpful, and polite.


Desirable Requirements:

- NVQ Level 2/3 in professional cookery or equivalent.

- Basic food hygiene certification (Level 2).


 If you are enthusiastic about food and hospitality and have a strong commitment to delivering high-quality service, we would love to hear from you.

About Us
As part of Compass you'll help to feed people, fuel progress and forge connections in around 6,000 venues. Join us to grow your career with the industry leader, and get competitive pay, great perks and unrivalled opportunities for learning and development, at one of the UK's biggest businesses.
Job Reference: com/0807/76417001/52663059/SU
Compass Group UK&I wants everyone in our business to feel able to be themselves at work and to have an equal opportunity to progress their career. We want to create a culture where we respect and embrace everyone's talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and abilities. Where our colleagues feel valued, can reach their full potential, and thrive - Diversity is Our Strength!