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Sous Chef - Weddings

The West Mill Kitchen Ltd
The West Mill Venue, Darley Abbey Mills
£35,000 to £38,000
Closing date
21 Aug 2021

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The West Mill Venue, formerly a dis-used Cotton Mill within Darley Abbey, Nr Derby, was lovingly restored by our Director, Andrew, and is now the perfect backdrop for weddings throughout the year.

Andrew Rose, Director of The West Mill Venue & The West Mill Kitchen set up his own in-house catering company to ensure the quirky, relaxed and interesting elements of the venue, also transfer into the dishes we create for all of our events. We design locally sourced, fresh & innovative wedding menus for each and every wedding, paired with exceptional service thanks to our friendly and helpful team.

With the diary for 2021 and 2022 now looking extremely exciting, we are recruiting an experienced Sous Chef to join the team. A new purpose built production kitchen has recently been created for wedding catering and there is a finishing kitchen within the venue itself.

With a positive attitude and a hands on approach with the ability to work as a team player under the Executive Head Chef .

Role and Responsibilities

· Salary - £35,000 to £38,000 per annum, subject to experience

· Based on 40 Hours per week

· Hours of work Monday to Sunday (based on three weekend per month only)

· Innovate and create new menu ideas in line with seasonal availability

· Preparation for weddings

· Keep up to date on restaurant industry trends

· Identify new culinary techniques and presentation

· Build relationships with local suppliers for local produce

· Cost management of suppliers and staffing levels

· Food hygiene standards and records need to be kept to the highest level

Candidate Attributes

  • Directing the food preparation process and delegating tasks
  • Cooking and preparing high quality dishes
  • Assisting the Executive Head Chef to create menu items, recipes and develop dishes
  • Supervising all kitchen stations
  • Supervising, motivating and working closely with other Chefs of all levels
  • Being responsible for health and safety
  • Being responsible for food hygiene practices
  • Ensuring food quality and excellent standards are maintained for all dishes created
  • Assisting with determining food inventory needs, stocking and ordering
  • Ensuring the kitchen meets all regulations including sanitary and food safety guidelines

· Strong passion for food and customer satisfaction

· Possess excellent organisational skills, be flexible and adaptable in your approach to work

· Experience in a similar role, banqueting and fresh food experience essential

· Food hygiene, health & safety knowledge essential, from Level II certification

· Effective leadership

Expected Start Date: August 2021

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