Role – Sous Chef – Orangery Restaurant (full time / 40 hours per week)
Rockliffe Hall is an AA-rated 5 red star resort in the north of England and is set within 375 acres outside the village of Hurworth, near Darlington in County Durham. We are a proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, and winner of the Pride of Britain Hotel of the Year 2017. Rockliffe Hall offers 61 luxury guest bedrooms, bespoke restaurants including our 3AA Rosette Orangery restaurant, an award-winning spa and championship 18-hole golf course. We are currently seeking to recruit an experienced Sous Chef to join our great team of professional and dedicated individuals in our Orangery Restaurant.
The main responsibilities of the role will be (but not limited to):
To lead and direct a team of chefs to ensure all food is cooked and presented to a high quality standard and ensure that their allocated sections operate in a safe, hygienic and efficient manner.
Assist in the achievement of gross profit targets set within the kitchen, through stock takes, portion control, product costing and wastage measures
Be able to liaise with recommended suppliers on a daily basis to ensure a good food product and price
Monitor the quality of goods delivered and ensure correct stock rotation is adhered to and the correct procedures are followed
Plan the department rota ensuring manning levels are consistent with business levels
Able to develop new menu ideas and implement them with descriptions and recipes
Deliver cook offs, training and information specification sheets for new menu items for the Kitchen and Front of House team
To oversee the quality and presentation of all food served to ensure that it is up to Rockliffe standard
Support the training and development of the kitchen team, including scheduling attendance at any statutory training
The ideal candidate will have Sous Chef experience in working in high standard hotel environment and will have a passion for driving the team forward.
In return we offer our employees a number of great benefits including access to our award winning spa and gym facilities as well as discounts for friends and family.
Our mission at Rockliffe Hall is to create lasting memories for our guests…unrivalled, exceptional and individual. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!
Expected start date: 10/05/2021
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Excellent customer service is what we strive to achieve for all of our customers within each department at Rockliffe Hall. We aim to provide an outstanding personalised service to each guest who stays and dines with us, acknowledging special occasions an