**Sous Chef - Contract Caterer (High End Events)- Richmond - £25,000pa**
Work life balance... Three words that do not often come up in a chefs vocabulary, yet this is exactly what this position is offering! With shifts all Tuesday to Saturday and day time hours from 7am - 3:30pm this is a great way for a Sous Chef to continue working with fresh food, cooked to the highest standards and still have time for family life outside work.
The Contract Catering Company itself boasts an exceptional track record in regards to career progression with countless examples of Sous Chefs coming in at this level and partaking in the numerous training and development schemes held by the business. Really allowing the successful candidate to move forward in their career, this position would really suit an ambitious Chef de Partie looking to take the next step on their culinary journey.
As a Sous Chef you will be involved in all aspects of the kitchen management including motivating and leading the team, participating in busy break time and lunch time services, ensuring food standards are kept high, ordering and supplier liaison, training and coaching more junior staff, potential for putting your ideas forward for the menu as well as ensuring all HACCP and COSHH requirements. This is a hands on cooking position where over 80% of your time will be spend in the kitchen.
Experience in a similar contract catering role is certainly not essential for this client as they are looking for someone to come in from the Hotels, events or high end gastropub/ restaurant environment as the food quality and style of service on this site really represents a similar offering to that side of the sector. Of course the bonus here is that the split shifts and long hours would be a thing of the past for the successful candidate!
In return for all your hard work you will be paid a generous salary of £25,000pa and be given every opportunity to progress and develop with-in this expanding business. The company has an excellent benefits and bonus packages for employees including uniform provided, free parking on site, 21 days annual leave plus bank holidays, pension scheme, meals on duty and great company training.
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