Sopwell House

Commis Chef - St Albans, Hertfordshire

St Albans, Hertfordshire
08 Nov 2016
15 Nov 2016
Job Type
Full Time

Sopwell House Hotel – St Albans

Full time position

Salary – Competitive

Nestled within 12 acres of idyllic rural Hertfordshire countryside, Sopwell House is a four star country house hotel and spa, offering a luxury experience alongside impeccable service. Sopwell House comprises of 128 rooms and suites, 15 flexible function/meeting rooms, a Spa with 14 treatment rooms, a weights gym and techno-gym, two restaurants, a conservatory bar and cocktail lounge.

Having recently joined Preferred Hotels and Resorts, a global collection of the world’s finest independent luxury hotels, the team at Sopwell House go above and beyond to ensure that our guests have the most enjoyable time.

Scope & General Purpose of Job:

To provide guests and visitors to Sopwell House with an efficient and personal service whilst maintaining the consistency and continuity and strive to continually improve.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the work of the banquet kitchen staff. 
  • Assists with training of newly hired kitchen staff. 
  • Makes sure adequate numbers of kitchen staff are scheduled to properly handle each banquet. 
  • Meets with potential banquet clients to discuss menu options. 
  • Develops menus based on client specifications and contracts 
  • Presents the finished product to the customer for approval. 
  • Monitors the quality of the banquet meal during the event. 
  • Evaluates client satisfaction. 
  • Possesses the ability to handle any menu ranging from breakfast buffets to corporate lunch meetings with sandwiches to formal dinners with multi-course meals that are individually plated.

Essential Skills required for the role:

  • Must have the ability to multi-task while remaining focused on the goal. 
  • Must have excellent verbal communication and leadership skills. 
  • Be able to express creativity through food selections, preparation and presentation. 
  • Must be detail oriented. 
  • Must have the ability to remain calm in high stress situations.
  • Be able to solve problems quickly under pressure.

All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.

In Return:

  • 28 days holiday + 1 Extra Holiday Day on Birthday 
  • Discounted Spa, Food and Beverage and accommodation within the AB Hotels Group 
  • Professional learning and career
  • Tastecard upon 1 year Service