Sous Chef

  • Job Reference: 11108
  • Date Posted: 21 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Apex Hotels Ltd
  • Location: Apex Grassmarket Hotel , Edinburgh
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £36,000 per annum plus excellent benefits and perks
  • Sector: Chefs - All Levels
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Why Join Apex Hotels?

You will receive a warm welcome into the Apex family on joining us as a  Sous Chef in Edinburgh. We genuinely care about our guests and each other and we show this through our family values of Trust, Passion, Friendliness and Teamwork. It is these values that support you to be yourself here at Apex Hotels. By bringing your own personality, passion, and ideas to the role, you will add a new dynamic to our innovative and supportive Kitchen Team. We believe it is our personality, style and friendliness that makes Apex Hotels.

Role Overview:

This is a great time to join our team as a Sous Chef you will assist in spearheading the culinary experience and assist in driving our approach in delivering a high-quality food offering. You will be results driven and you will assist the Head Chef work closely with our supply chain partners, in house centralised services, and on property kitchen and front of teams to continue developing, researching, and implementing appropriate efficiency and quality changes across all outlets.

As a Sous Chef, you will ensure the smooth running of the Hotel Kitchen teams you are assigned and assume full accountability in the absence of the Head Chef, acting in their capacity, and as directed by Management.

You will embrace every opportunity to create extra special moments for our guests and provide a personal experience our guests will want to share.

Main Responsibilities

  • Assist in the Management of all food and sundry costs through rigorous stock control measures
  • Analyse, and present monthly profit and loss commentaries with follow on corrective activity as directed by the Head Chef
  • Assist with Daily / weekly payroll and food cost analysis in accordance with forecasted and materialised revenue levels to ensure optimal performance with overspend corrected within the same trading period and as directed by the Head Chef
  • To consistently conduct time in motion studies across all kitchen functions in accordance with technology and process adoption identifying incremental efficiencies without impact to the culinary brand proposition, and as directed by the Head Chef
  • Assist the Head Chef work with the Food and Beverage Manager to translate annual strategic business plans into considered departmental scorecard targets and associated activity plans
  • Assist the Head Chef in developing a multi skilled culinary team that delivers payroll flexibility.
  • To be highly visible at key service periods focusing attention to detail on culinary delivery
  • Maintain team focus on the Customer's need' with service personalisation

About you:

We love to welcome people with different experiences and from different places into our Apex family. We want to ensure you get the best experience from the role you begin your journey with us in. To excel within this role, you will have:

  • Clear and influencing communicator with the ability to interact across all levels
  • Possess a sales and profit driven mentality
  • Assists in building and developing a guest centric team culture
  • Ability to identify and manage best resources to assist in achieving targets
  • Food Safety Management and Professional Cookery qualification at level 2 or above
  • Coaching, supporting, challenging mentality that delivers operational results
  • Creates an open environment

You will work with great people, enjoy your time at work, develop new friendships, networks, and skills, and of course you will also receive a competitive rate of pay and a generous range of employee benefits which includes: 

  • 29 days holiday 
  • Training and development from day one
  • Employee events and celebrations
  • Inhouse company interactive employee communication APP
  • Entry to our state-of-the-art gym and pools
  • Healthy meals to enjoy while you're working.
  • Access to an external Employee Assistance Programme
  • Financial Wellbeing App Wagestream, allowing you the flexibility to get paid earlier than your normal monthly pay date.
  • £200 referral bonus when your friends or family join the team.

Following your first successful 3 months, you'll also receive  

  • Access to our discounts and wellbeing platform Treat Yourself Here , unlocking savings and experiences for you and your family.
  • Involvement in our employee of the quarter and annual recognition schemes
  • Long service recognition
  • Probation pass and annual anniversary complimentary guest experience overnight stay and dinner for two
  • 50% discount in our restaurants
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Discounted room rates for employees, friends, and family
  • Spa treatments and product discounts
  • Critical Illness & Life Assurance cover

We encourage you to bring your true self to work. We'll provide great training and development opportunities, allowing you to flourish in a fulfilling career, reaching your dreams and aspirations. Our family can never be too big, there's a place here for you. We have one ask - that you bring your personality, ideas, and spark. We're an innovative, thriving business and we want you to be part of our exciting journey. 

If you are interested, click apply. We look forward to hearing from you!