Sous Chef, Tontine Hotel, Borders

Posted on September 4, 2020 | Start date September 5, 2020

Salary:£27,000 per annum depending on experience paid fortnightly - tips shared Over time paid for covering holidays
Hours:45 hours per week
Days:5 days from 7 mixed shifts
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: 50-60; Dinner: 60-80; Breakfast: up to 68 if at full capacity; Functions: none
Food type:mix of traditional favourites and fine dining
Full-time chefs:5 plus 4 KPs
Accommodation:Nice flat, own room with shared Kitchen / Bathroom facility £37 per week
Job description:

The Tontine Hotel is a family run business within the Scottish Borders town of Peebles. We have recently won the Scotland Town Hotel of the Year Award at the Scottish Hotel Awards

This is an exciting opportunity to join a busy and enthusiastic brigade, committed to showcasing the very best of Scotland's produce and with an ongoing desire to exceed guests expectations. Ideally the successful candidate will have recent experience at recognised establishments at sous chef level minimum for 3 years and possess excellent organisation and communication skills. Along with the Head Chef, you will play a key role in maintaining and building the properties already excellent reputation and have the desire and determination to climb the career ladder and help take the business to an even higher level. Using your outstanding experience and leadership skills you will be working closely with the head chef and the front of house management team to deliver core standards and provide our guests with a great stay every time. A hands on and flexible approach is required here to lead from the
The Role:
As Sous Chef your responsibilities will include:

* Assisting the Head Chef to take responsibility for the kitchen department, food cost, ordering, menu design, food and health and safety
* Ensure that all dishes are prepared with attention to detail and to the highest standard ensuring company spec is met at all times
* Manage the kitchen brigade, motivate the team and share knowledge, training and developing chefs within the team
* Work with the head chef to create menus which showcase the best local food producers thereby highlighting the wealth of great local and seasonal products.
* Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations and hygiene legislation.

The Person:
The ideal candidate will be:
* You must be passionate about food with an ongoing desire to exceed guests expectations.
* You must be organised, an excellent communicator, and a hands-on manager with excellent attention to detail.
* Similar quality kitchen experience is required, and an excellent knowledge of food is essential
* The ability to work in a fast paced and high pressured environment is necessary
* Availability to work shifts, including evenings and weekends as per business needs
* Have excellent personal presentation and be consummately professional at all times.

The Reward:
In return, we offer a competitive salary and rewards structure, including training and career development opportunities.
Benefits Include:

* Access to courses including Modern Apprenticeships.
* Tips ­ Our staff keep 100% of tips earned
* Uniform provided
* All meals on duty

How to apply:

Please apply to Gordon and Kate Innes with a copy of your updated CV and reference details to

Work for partners:

Possible depending on experience

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