Location: Queen Victoria Street, London,
Salary: £25,000 TO £28,000 per annum based dependent on experience

Title: Sous Chef

Location: City of London School

Salary: £30,000.


  • 28 Days holiday including bank holidays
  • 3 volunteering days
  • 3 days grandparent leave
  • 24 week’s enhanced maternity leave
  • Bespoke training and development opportunities
  • Pension and life insurance
  • Discounts available on our HAPI app; high street shops, holidays & cinema
  • Wellbeing hub
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Free meals whilst at work
  • Career development opportunities
  • HIT Apprenticeships for all experience levels

Are you a Sous Chef looking for a rewarding opportunity? Join us at one of our prestigious independent schools as a Sous Chef  and help create meals that inspire our students.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Sous Chef  with a background in exceptional food catering services to join our business and work at one of our highly prestigious education settings.

Nestled in the heart of [Location], this prestigious independent school caters for 850 day pupils as well as staff and includes not only lunch but also an extensive hospitality service. T

This is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled Sous Chef  to make a name for themselves within our contract catering company and be a part of setting the new standard for education catering.

As a Sous Chef  you will Collaborate with our culinary team to craft flavourful dishes that nourish both body and mind

As well as having an excellent presentation, organisational and communication skills, you will be able to demonstrate a real passion for food & service and possess bags of enthusiasm.

  • Assist the Head Chef in all aspects of food preparation, production, and service.
  • Ensure the quality and presentation of all dishes meet the company's standards and client expectations.
  • Supervise and train kitchen staff, kitchen assistants, ensuring adherence to food safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Assist in menu planning and development, taking into consideration dietary restrictions, nutritional guidelines, and seasonal ingredients.
  • Oversee stock control and ordering to maintain appropriate inventory levels while minimizing waste.
  • Collaborate with the catering team to execute special events, themed dinners, and other culinary initiatives.
  • Maintain a clean and organised kitchen environment, always following health and safety regulations.
  • Support the Head Chef in administrative tasks such as scheduling, budgeting, and maintaining records of food costs and inventory.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, culinary techniques, and new ingredients to continuously enhance the menu offerings and overall dining experience.
  • Foster a positive working environment by demonstrating leadership qualities, effective communication, and teamwork.
  • Previous experience working in a similar role within a contract catering company or educational institution preferred.
  • Culinary degree or relevant certifications from a recognized culinary institute.
  • Strong knowledge of food safety standards and best practices.
  • Ability to multitask and work efficiently under pressure in a high-volume kitchen environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Fun and enthusiastic
  • Have excellent organisation skills.
  • Be a team player and enjoy succeeding as a team.
  • Have a flexible approach to work.

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