Sous Chef - London

London, Greater London
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Sous Chef - London

Sous Chef - The Excel London
  • 42,000 per annum
  • 5 out of 7 days per week
  • Medicash - Healthcare benefits, including dental, optical and therapy treatments (includes up to 4 dependent children)
  • Aviva Digicare - Free annual healthcare check
  • Exclusive Benefits & Wellbeing site (Perks at Work)
  • Entertainment discounts - up to 55% off cinema tickets
  • Health & Wellbeing discounts - Discounts for Nuffield Health (20%) and Pure Gym (10%)
  • Travel discounts - Discounts with holiday companies such as TUI and Expedia
  • Shopping discounts - Save up to 15% at high street and online stores by purchasing Shopping Cards
  • Meals on duty
  • Vodaphone discounts
  • Pension scheme and Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 23 days + BH's and additional day off for your birthday
  • 2 days additional leave, following return from Maternity leave during first year back
  • Competitive and supportive family benefits
  • Day off for baby's 1st birthday
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • On-going training & development and career pathways
  • Professional subscriptions paid
  • Financial wellbeing programme and preferred rates on salary finance products
  • Main role of Sous Chef:

    To manage and administer the kitchen operation and control procedures of all the business at the location, at all times, whilst complying with company standards and policies. To ensure the overall management of the food operation in the location, including set up and break down and operation of these areas.


    Manage the welfare of your team re: rest breaks, meals to meet the needs of the customer.

    Attend and actively contribute to all meetings, and ensure that all briefings sessions are attended, ensuring that relevant information is cascaded as appropriate.

    Assist in producing and manage Chefs and Kitchen Porters rotas and performance.

    Attend a yearly performance review with your Line Manager (if an employee), completing any objectives agreed by their due date.

    Liaise with your Line Manager and Senior Chefs to ensure food is prepared in the correct manner as directed, using photographs and company food specifications.

    Ensure all products are produced to meet customer demand in accordance with the company's policies and procedures.

    Ensuring that accurate records are made and details filed in accordance with company and unit procedure.

    Complete all essential ISO documentation.

    Be aware of and adhere to legal and company regulations relating to the following areas:

    Health & Safety at Work

    Food Hygiene

    Fire Regulations

    Licensing Law

    Sales of Goods / Trading Standards

    Ensure area of responsibility is kept clean and tidy at all times, undertaking a monthly self audit and file to ensure good hygiene practices are maintained at all times

    Provide food at times agreed with your Line Manager in a safe hygienic manner, delegating work throughout the team to achieve the required result.


    Follow instructions to maximise product yield and minimise waste.

    Manage and control labour costs to achieve operational success in line with an agreed number of hours.

    Manage and control purchasing and wastage of food products to control the food cost of sales.

    Take responsibility for accepting deliveries to ensure quality and price meet company specifications.

    Ensure all stock takes are completed to company standards and to set deadlines within our relevant food operational outlets and areas.

    Levy UK & Ireland is the vibrant and exciting sector of Compass Group, the world's largest catering company. We work at some of the greatest venues in the world, delivering legendary experiences in food, drink, and hospitality. In the UK, we are proud to have a wealth of long-standing partnerships with venues across sport, entertainment, and events. Our partnerships include venues such as Wimbledon, Twickenham, Edgbaston, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Principality Stadium, Scottish Event Campus (SEC) and ExCel London. We are culinary champions - it's what we do and it's what we are passionate about. At the core of our work is the belief that sustainably sourced great food and drink, coupled with exceptional service is key to creating legendary experiences. Focussed on 'doing the right thing' for our people and the planet, sustainability, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what we do. We have a commitment to being Net Zero by 2027, are official partners of the British Paralympic Association, and are proud to pay all our team members at least the Real Living Wage or London Living Wage. We collaborate with some of the UK's most game-changing and well-loved brands, all sharing our vision for bringing best-in-class experiences. D&I At Levy UK & Ireland, we take pride in fostering a workplace culture that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion. We believe that our differences are our greatest strengths, and we are committed to creating an environment where every individual is valued, respected, and empowered. Our team is a vibrant tapestry of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, which enriches our creativity, innovation, and overall success. We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities, promoting fairness, and ensuring that all voices are heard. We firmly believe that a diverse team leads to innovation and creativity. We welcome candidates from all walks of life and backgrounds to join us in our mission to create a supportive and equitable work environment where everyone has the chance to excel and collaborate. Join us in our journey towards a more diverse and inclusive world, where every person has the chance to thrive and contribute their unique talents. Together, we can achieve greatness. We collaborate with some of the UK's most game-changing and well-loved brands, all sharing our vision for bringing best-in-class experiences. Venues Collection The Venues Collection, a grouping of six, easily accessible properties located across the UK. With an array of both contemporary and historic meeting spaces, they also cater for every memorable moment: from christenings to birthdays, engagement parties to weddings and anniversaries to celebrations of life. Spaces to Meet, Spaces to Sleep, Spaces to Celebrate.

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