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Sous Chef

23 Jan 2023
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Job Description

Sous Chef

Location – Canterbury, Kent

Salary - £21,630 to £23,144 Depending on Experience

Benefits – 43 days leave, study while you work discounts, and more


Do you have previous experience managing kitchen staff in a busy environment?

Have you got knowledge of calculating food percentages and gross profit margins?

We have a fantastic opportunity in Canterbury for a Sous Chef to work for one of our clients. In this role you will be required to work full time hours working 5 days out of 7 including weekends, overtime is also available.


  • Prepare and serve food in a commercial kitchen maintaining high-quality catering standards
  • Maintain high standards of service delivery with a professional, flexible, and customer service focussed approach
  • Order stock from suppliers and process associated paperwork
  • Adhere to all security measures to safely store inbound goods in appropriate and designated areas
  • Show awareness and monitor all ingredient costs to ensure an appropriate margin is maintained and prices charged are reflective of commercial requirements
  • Supervise and motivate kitchen staff ensuring that kitchen staff are trained in agreed practice and technique and that standards of practice are monitored
  • Other duties as deemed reasonable

Skills and Experience

  • Intermediate Food Hygiene
  • Experience managing kitchen staff in a high-volume environment
  • Experience preparing standard menus and recipes
  • Knowledge of calculating food percentages and gross profit margins
  • Call ordering, fine dining, conference catering, and cafeteria production experience
  • Willing to work flexibly
  • Excellent communication skills
  • City & Guilds 706 1 / 2 or equivalent
  • CIEH Level 3 Supervising Food Safety


  • 43 days paid leave including paid time off when we are closed over Christmas and the New Year
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Study while you work discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Local business discounts
  • On-site parking

About the Company

Our client is a leading UK institution, with a reputation for outstanding teaching and research.


To find out more about the position, please apply and we will be in touch to discuss the role in more detail.


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