Sous Chef, Borrowdale Hotel, England

Posted on October 10, 2017 | Start date October 10, 2017

Salary:£24,000 per annum+ a share of tips
Hours:40 - 50
Days:5 days from 7
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Food type:seasonal menu and features both traditional and more modern dishes, sourced as locally as possible
Full-time chefs:9
Accommodation:Live in available at low cost - Meals provided on duty (also off duty if living in)
Job description:

Sous Chef at The Borrowdale Hotel, Nr Keswick

Who We Are

Our Lake District Hotels are a distinctive collection of seven award winning hotels in the Lake District owned and run by the Graves family and situated in the most beautiful parts of the Lake District. From 4-star luxury Lake District hotels on the shores of Lake Ullswater and Derwentwater Lake, to traditional coaching inns and hotels in Keswick and a hotel in Penrith - our Lake District hotels are recognised for the warmth of our welcome, unrivalled personal attention and excellent service.

The Hotel The 4* Borrowdale Hotel is near the bustling market town of Keswick in the heart of the glorious Borrowdale Valley containing Derwentwater. The restaurant at the Borrowdale takes many of the best elements of traditional English dining and is very much a focal point for our guests. Our daily carving and cheese trollies and a restaurant menu that changes completely each day are just some of the things diners really enjoy about our restaurant. Our lounge and conservatory, for up to 60 diners at lunch and dinner, has a seasonal menu and features both traditional and more modern dishes, sourced as locally as possible.

The Role

We are looking for an ambitious Sous Chef with experience in a similar sized property and a sound knowledge of high quality, traditional British cuisine. This would be an excellent starting point to succeed well in our team. 
You would need to be comfortable leading the team in the absence of the Head Chef, as well as being able to fully support the Head Chef on a day to day basis
What We Are Looking For In You

•To compliment the work of our Head Chef and lead the kitchen in his absence.
•Show your eye for detail to deliver food on the plate that delights our guests, every time, from the first to the last plate.
•Contribute, on a daily basis, to the writing of each of our menus.
•Train, guide and motivate other members of the team, each and every day.
•Maintain the expected levels of hygiene for all areas of the kitchen.
•Complete the relevant mandatory food safety task and fulfil all record-keeping requirements
•To participate in management meetings when required and hold regular team meetings.
•To ensure all complaints are kept to a minimum and handled professionally in conjunction with the front of house team and management team.
•To work with the Head Chef and management team on planning ahead for the department and hotel.

What Can We Offer You

•Salary is competitive and negotiable dependant on experience.
•Live in accommodation is available if required.
•Staff discount scheme in all our hotels and Restaurants.
•You will work as part of a friendly and supportive team in a fun and team spirited environment.
•Being part of a strong management structure that supports and encourages career progression
•Joining one of the most successful hotel groups in the Lake District
•Share of gratuities

How to apply:

Please apply with up-to-date CV and reference details

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