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March 9, 2017

We’re On The Hunt For – A Talented Sous Chef 

Job Title: Sous Chef

Verzon House Hotel 

Job Type: Full-time

Salary & Benefits: On application

We are looking for an experienced and qualified Sous Chef to help run the kitchen at our hotel, The Verzon House in Ledbury. You will help to run and manage a busy kitchen producing innovative menus and dishes. The Verzon House Hotel is a ‘restaurant with rooms’ so it is incredibly important that our food is of the very best quality. We are looking for someone who can really make our food stand out with their creativity and technical skill. The Verzon House Hotel is owned and managed by William and Kate Chase of Chase Distillery. The hotel and distillery work together closely to ensure that all of their guests experience the fantastic gastronomy that Herefordshire has to offer, from the spirits to locally sourced and produced food.

Key Accountabilities of The Sous Chef

Running of the kitchen on a day to day basis in the absence of the Head Chef.

Lead and inspire the brigade to ensure the kitchen runs smoothly at all times
and help develop the junior chefs.

Ensure consistency of produce throughout the kitchen.

Supervise service ensuring presentation of food is compliant with restaurant standards.

Assist the Head Chef in menu compilation and possess an in depth knowledge of the full menu.
Support the management team to ensure targets are met with labour and food costs.

Compliance with food labelling and temperature controls.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working in a similar role.
Demonstrate excellent communication and influencing skills.
Be able to work effectively as part of a team whilst undertaking a leadership role.
Identify ways to improve profitability.
Be able to demonstrate an up to date and in depth understanding of the industry.
Continually strive to achieve personal goals and objectives.
Lead by example and offer clear direction to team.
Be uncompromising in achieving company standards.
Communicate relevant business information regularly, efficiently and concisely to their team.
Builds effective and constructive relationships.


If this sounds like a role you could excel in then please send a cover letter and a CV over to ASAP