Jnr Sous Chef | £25k | Cumbria

My client is a boutique hotel run by a proven couple of hospitality operators, who have a track record of investing in their staff.

They looking for a new Junior Sous Chef, which could eventually lead to promotion within the company. This role is for a proven Sous chef who is looking for their first step into management. They will need to have great organisational skills, with a willingness to embrace the owner’s philosophy and lead from the front when required.

The owners have an incredible drive to make their food outlets high quality and offer that X factor to stand out from the crowd. They have already been recognised by local & county press for their approach to their new business.
Minimum of 3 years working at a 1/2 rosette level, or above, in a senior role.


  • Food style & offering: Modern, with use of classical flavour combinations across all outlets
  • Food outlets are informal & casual.
  • Already received critical acclaim & looking for more recognition.


  • Salary: up to £25,000pa
  • Hours: 45-50 per week, on average
  • Extras: Tips & 10% Bonus
  • Accommodation: Live in is available
  • Holidays: 28 days per year
  • Pension


  • Highly motivated, and able to integrate into a team of 7 chefs.
  • Financially astute with a good understanding of expenses and food cost
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with staff, managers, clients both verbally and written English.
  • Implement company Health & Safety policy and full responsibility for Food Safety Policy


  • Minimum of 5 years working at a 1/2 rosette level, or above.
  • Proven track record with logistics & man management.
  • Experience in delivering quality products from fresh produce.


  • Must have Intermediate Food Hygiene qualification as a minimum

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS: If applying for this position, please supply:

  • a FULL & CURRENT cv,
  • a contact phone number & email address,
  • and TWO references (which will be contacted to check the veracity of the documents supplied).
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the UK/EU,
  • Declaration of any criminal convictions, in line with the ‘Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974’

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All applications received will be contacted by Chef Associates, who are operating as an Employment Agency for this role which is for a permanent position. In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of the eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.