Sous Chef, Loch Melfort Hotel, Argyll and the Islands

Posted on January 13, 2022 | Start date February 17, 2022

Salary:33K plus monthly credit card tips (was 4K per full time employee last year) and weekly cash tips
Hours:45 - time back in lieu for any extra hours worked
Days:5 - your days off will be consecutive
Holidays:Statutory (28 days p/a)
Covers:Lunch: 40; Dinner: 70; Breakfast: 60 (we have a breakfast chef)
Food type:Modern Scottish using fresh, local ingredients
Full-time chefs:7 plus 3 KPs
Accommodation:Free - private en-suite room in hotel
Job description:

The Loch Melfort Hotel is a beautiful family run 4* country house hotel, nestled on the Argyll coast near the town of Oban. We are looking for a Sous Chef to join our well-established team. As Sous Chef you will support the Head Chef in running the kitchen, you will need leadership qualities to deputise in the absence of our Head Chef and become part of the management team to drive this business forward.

The Package / Benefits / Opportunities

We have a great reputation as leading/innovative employers within our industry. Everyone who works for us gets at least a living wage and we promote a healthy work/life balance. We support all our staff with:

• TOIL – winters off. We firmly believe that everyone should get paid for every hour they work. We bank your overtime, and you are free over the winter while the hotel is closed to do as you wish.
o So for example, if you work average 48 hours a week instead of 45 between March and end September you would have a further 2 weeks, on top of what is left of your 5.6 weeks holiday off.
• TIPS – your share of tips, based on hours worked. Last year was an average of £2.20 per hour more (£1.80 per hour more in the quietest month and £2.60 per hour more in the busiest) for every employee.
• 28 days holiday including bank holidays per annum
• Support with personal development and training. We offer fully funded, work-based training and development. Everything from apprenticeships, structured work experience in other businesses and supported scholarships through to graduate programmes, specialist craft training, and formal qualifications up to HND and Degree level.
• Discounted stays for your family.
• Free meals (not just on duty).
• Uniform.
• Pension scheme
• On-site discounts for food, drink, and retail products.
• Supplier and local business discounts

Hotel is open 7 days a week March to October, 5 days a week November and February and closed in December and January. Full job spec and menus can be seen on our website.

How to apply:

email David Carroll: or phone 07398691725

Work for partners:

possibly, on request.

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