Sous Chef

Laois, Full Time

Full job description

  • A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and aspiring Sous Chef to lead a great team in a fine dining restaurant. Within the role you will drive innovation and play a vital role in our delivery of industry leading service and award winning food.
  • As Sous Chef you will manage all aspects of the kitchen operation including operational, quality and administrative functions and ensure food is of the finest quality and cooked to perfection.
  • It is key that you have a great understanding of seasonal / current food trends in the market and have an understanding of menu costing and how to deliver GP.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  • Prior experience as a Sous Chef in a high-end restaurant would be advantageous.
  • A degree or diploma in culinary arts or a related field is advantageous though practical experience and on-the-job training will be considered
  • Is hands on and enjoys working in a fast paced environment with proven ability to control service from the front to ensure maximum results during peak periods with an unrelenting focus on quality.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • People leadership, mentoring, coaching and development experience.
  • Ability to build relationships and influence within all levels of the business.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with all hotel teams and is a confident contributor to the overall hotel strategy
  • Demonstrates creativity in food presentation and a passion for creating delightful dishes
  • Good time management skills to handle busy service periods and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and handle pressure in a high-volume kitchen.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of food safety regulations to maintain a clean and safe kitchen environment. Experience in dealing with EHO audits and relevant regulatory bodies.
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays, as required by business needs.

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