Neilson Active Holidays

Sous Chef​ - Europe

25 Jun 2019
23 Jul 2019

Sous Chef​ - Europe

Job Role Summary:

Working for Neilson Active holidays is more than a job, it's a lifestyle! Spend the winter season based in one of our beautiful European ski resorts where it's all about sharing your passion for the activities you love. You'll be working hard, but the work is fun and there's always plenty of time to play!

Leading by example you will assist the Head Chef in maintaining a professional, efficient, safe and enjoyable kitchen environment. You will motivate the team to produce a consistently high standard of meal service in both buffet and a la carte styles. You will have a proven experience in all areas of food preparation, design and HACCP. Working to strict budgets and sales targets, you will be result orientated and ensure that the highest level of customer satisfaction at all times. You will also deputise for the absence of the head chef.

We are always looking for friendly, enthusiastic and approachable individuals to join our amazing team! People who can build rapport with ease and continue to give our guests confidence in the fact, that every element of their holiday is being delivered by people that care.

To join the Neilson Active Holidays team, you must be over the age of 18 and in order for us to acquire the necessary legal paperwork required to place you in an overseas position you must:

  • Hold a valid UK, EU, EEA or Swiss passport
  • Hold a UK National Insurance number
  • Currently be registered to a fixed address within England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

PLEASE NOTE: Regrettably, if you are currently registered to a fixed address in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, it is not possible for us to obtain the necessary legal paperwork required to post you overseas at this time.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • To deliver a menu that is suitable for the requirements of the operation and within the constraints of the budget
  • Consistently achieve targeted CSQ’s
  • To develop, design and train staff to support the production of a varied a la carte menu that meets the needs of the operation
  • To promote and ensure that a safe working environment is maintained at all times
  • To be customer service orientated at all times and to encourage direct feedback from our guests
  • To consistently assist the Head chef in the implementation of training and making variations to menus in order to meet guests requirements throughout the season
  • To assist in the purchasing of good quality produce
  • Display a professional approach at all times whilst ensuring financial restraints are being adhered to
  • To monitor/record all wastage and breakages in line with company procedures
  • To develop a positive working relationship with all teams
  • Demonstrate an excellent overall knowledge of the Neilson product and to pro-actively cross-sell our holidays to all Neilson guests
  • To ensure that procedures are put in place to prevent the loss of stocks and revenue
  • To carry out any other duties as requested by a member of the management team

Qualifications and experience required:

  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent
  • Formal Catering qualifications
  • Current Food Hygiene certificate and HACCP training
  • Proven experience in managing teams
  • At least 2 years experience in providing extensive design and food presentation in hot/cold buffet menus and a la carte dining
  • Experience in catering for a large number of guests, preferably within a hotel environment
  • Experience of working overseas (Desirable)

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • Knowledge of the Travel industry  (desirable)
  • A willingness to learn and develop
  • Display constant high standards and levels of service
  • Lead by example
  • Be a positive and effective communicator within your team and with guests
  • Experience and training in various food styles
  • The ability to motivate and train team members to achieve objectives
  • To be flexible with working hours and willing to assist in all areas of the operation

Personal qualities:

  • Excellent appearance and personal grooming    
  • Highest levels of personal hygiene at all times
  • Hard working, self-motivated and works well under pressure with a desire to succeed
  • Well organised, punctual and flexible
  • Honest
  • Friendly and approachable in nature

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