Sous Chef | £35k | Oxfordshire

My client is a small, but thriving business with their fingers in many pies.

They looking for a new Sous chef. This role is essentially for a strong number two who is flexible enough to accept the demands of the business, whether it is serving 100 soufflés as part of an outside catering function or doing 50 covers ‘Fine dining’ service at the restaurant.

The Head chef has multiple years experience in many high profile restaurants and has ‘been there seen it & done it’ when it comes to accolades. As a business, they are now more interested in what their customers think than guidebooks


  • Food style & offering: Modern, with use of classical flavour combinations across all outlets
  • Restaurant covers: 65 – refined dining
  • Outside catering functions: varied & high profile


  • Highly motivated, and able to motivate & lead a team of 6 chefs.
  • Financially astute with a good understanding of expenses and food cost
  • Excellent communication skills with an 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 2/3 rosette level, or above, in a senior position.
  • Experience in delivering quality products from fresh produce


  • Must have Intermediate Food Hygiene qualification as a minimum


  • Basic salary up to£35,000+ Dependant on experience for the ideal candidate
  • Restaurant closed: Sunday evening, Monday & Tuesday (during winter season)
  • 28 Days holiday etc

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’

Apply here

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.

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