Sous Chef - Aviemore

Job Ref: JO-2208-34665_1659608008
Sector: Hospitality & Catering
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 04 August 2022
  • Inverness, Highlands Inverness Highlands Scotland IV2 8LZ
  • Blue Arrow
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With enough experience under your belt as a Chef De Partie, is it your time to step
up and take on the challenge of being our next Sous Chef? Or, if you're a dedicated
Sous Chef who is ready for a refreshing change of scene then we want to hear from
you. You'll need excellent leadership and time management skills to ensure you're
able to support your junior Chefs and the Head Chef.
At Blue Arrow we are always looking to support our Chefs who have the
enthusiasm to further their culinary skills and knowledge. And as Sous Chef you are in the unique position of enabling your team of junior Chefs to further their learning and development, as well as your own. Which in turn will help us retain talent, run smoother services, and consistently serve excellent food to our customers.
Skills-focus
If you want to be recognised for your ability to keep calm under pressure and your
excellent problem-solving skills, then we want to hear from you. In the role of Sous
Chef you'll have the opportunity to let your culinary and organisational skills shine,
as you lead your team to success in the absence of the Head Chef.
At Blue Arrow we're looking for a Sous Chef who has the ability to lead our
team by example, take initiative and also be a great team player every shift. Whether
it's the busiest day or the year, or a quiet yet productive day, you'll love being part of
our hard-working, diverse team.
General skills
As Sous Chef you will have:
 Good knowledge of all sections
 Strong ability to produce good quality food and first-rate culinary skills
 A flair, passion and a love of ingredients
Personal traits
As Sous Chef you will be/have:
 Strong attention to detail
 Enthusiasm and willingness to develop your own skills and knowledge, plus
those around you
 Flexible and have a willingness to embrace new ideas and processes
 Able to take on board feedback and changes to menu items or ingredients
 Able to work well under pressure
 Good team management skills, especially in the absence of the Head Chef
 Good leadership skills and the ability to motivate your Chefs and lead junior
members of staff who may also be working under pressure
 Team player qualities and the ability to work well with staff at all levels in the
kitchen
 Positive and approachable manner
 Able to stay calm when pressure mounts or difficulties arise in service
 *In the care sector need an understanding of allergens, special diets, portion
control and recipe costings
Main Duties/Responsibilities
As Sous Chef you will:
 Cook and prepare high quality dishes
 Supervise all kitchen stations
 Take charge of the kitchen in the Head Chef's absence
 Assist the Head Chef in creating menu items, recipes and develop dishes
 Maintain a safe and hygienic kitchen environment
 Train and develop current and new staff, ensuring talented Chefs are
encouraged to progress
 Strong organisational skills
 An ability to work unsupervised and consistently deliver quality work
 Experience of a variety of kitchen environments and cuisines
 Good knowledge of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
 Knowledge of food production methods
 Good maths/numeracy skills
 Effective oral communication with all members of the team
Assist the Head Chef to create menu items, recipes and develop dishes
 Be responsible for health and safety, and teaching staff about it
 Be responsible for food hygiene practices, and teaching staff about it
 Maintain a safe and hygienic kitchen environment at all times
 Ensure food quality and excellent standards are maintained for all dishes
created
 Assist with determining food inventory needs, stocking and ordering
 Supervise, motivate and work closely with other Chefs of all levels
 Ensure the team are producing top-quality food
 Ensure your brigade has high culinary standards
Qualifications/Licences/Certifications
Essential
 Level 1 and 2 Food Safety Awards
 Level 2 Health and Safety in the Workplace Award
 Minimum 2 years' relevant experience
 Awareness of manual handling techniques
 Awareness of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
(COSHH) and chemical safety
 Experience of kitchen equipment
 Experience of dangerous equipment such as knives
 Competent level of English spoken and written
 Health and safety and food hygiene certificates
So if you've got what it takes to be our next Sous Chef at Blue Arrow, then
don't hesitate to apply today.

Based at Aviemore, Live in option available and an ongoing booking.

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