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Our client is a leading name in hospitality and events, renowned for their exceptional service and culinary excellence. Their dynamic team is dedicated to creating memorable experiences for corporate clients through innovative and high-quality food offerings.

The Role:

They are seeking a talented and motivated Sous Chef to join their dedicated team of six culinary professionals. As Sous Chef, you will support the Head Chef and step in during their absence, ensuring the kitchen operates smoothly. Your role will encompass:

  • Hands-on Cooking: Actively participate in daily food preparation, cooking, and presentation.
  • Team Development: Train, mentor, and develop the skills of their kitchen team, which includes a Japanese Chef, two Chef de Parties (CDPs), and a Sandwich Chef.
  • Stock Control & Rota Management: Oversee inventory, manage stock levels, and create staff rotas.
  • Menu Planning: Assist in the development of seasonal menus, monthly dinner menus, and a la carte dishes that change bi-weekly.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Daily Operations: Prepare and oversee the production of  minimum 200 meals per day on a quiet day, including sandwiches, working lunches, and buffets.
  • A La Carte Service: Occasionally manage a la carte private dining room (PDR) services, which normally involves 3 options of 3 course meal. 
  • Event Catering: Play a crucial role in catering for significant events, with peak months such as June, September to December etc. 
  • Corporate Experience: Ideally, have experience in a corporate catering environment, managing varying overtime demands based on event schedules.

What We Offer:

  • Dynamic Work Environment: Opportunity to work in a fast-paced, high-energy kitchen.
  • Professional Growth: Continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Competitive Salary: Based on experience, with potential for additional hours during peak times.
  • Team Collaboration: Work alongside a skilled team, contributing to the creation of innovative and high-quality dishes.
  • 20 days holidays plus Bank Holidays
  • and loads more 

Ideal Candidate:

  • Culinary Expertise: Demonstrated experience in a similar role, preferably within a corporate or contract catering environment.
  • Leadership Skills: Strong ability to lead and inspire a team, ensuring high standards of food quality and service.
  • Adaptability: Flexibility to manage varying workloads, from busy event periods to quieter times.
  • Passion for Food: A genuine interest in all aspects of culinary arts, beyond just a la carte offerings.

Application Process:

  1. Initial Interview: with the Operations Manager/ Head Chef
  2. Day in the Kitchen: Spend a day in the kitchen to experience the role first-hand.
  3. Trade Test: Participate in a mystery box challenge to showcase your culinary creativity and skills.


Apply Now! 

Admiral Recruitment is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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Vanessa Zamora

Operations Director

020 7877 8506

Reference: JOB-64756

    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: London
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£38000 - £40000