Sous Chef - Live In Available - Portinscale, Cumbria

HF Holidays
Portinscale, Cumbria
Competitive plus tips
26 Sep 2022
24 Oct 2022
HF 22023
Full Time, Live in

Sous Chef - Live In Available - Portinscale, Cumbria

  • Location: Derwent Bank, Derwentwater, Portinscale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TY
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Hours of work: 39 per week, based over any 5 from 7 days
  • Salary: Competitive plus tips

Job brief:

To order, prepare, cook and serve all consumable items as required by the Head Chef whilst complying with HF Holidays policies on quality, quantity, food hygiene and portion control in line with budgets.

The roles’ responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • To work with fresh ingredients to create simple, tasty yet imaginative dishes and provide solid support to the Head Chef.
  • Responsibility of managing the kitchen area in the Head Chefs absence, including the implementation of our health and safety policy and the supervision and development of junior staff.
  • Maintaining the standard and style of cooking set by the Head Chef.
  • Ordering from external suppliers.
  • Stock Take duties.
  • To be aware of and comply with the Society’s policy on the Health & Safety at Work, The Food Safety (including Allergen Legislation), The Food and Hygiene Regulations and The Fire Regulations.
  • To engage and interact with guests in a way that promotes a warm and friendly atmosphere within the Country House Hotel.


  • Experience in a similar role is essential.
  • A genuine passion and interest for food and cooking with fresh, seasonal ingredients.
  • Experience at supervisory level in busy professional kitchens is also essential as well as a mature approach to food preparation and the business.


  • Competitive salary paid monthly plus equal share of tips
  • Pension contributions
  • Comprehensive health benefits package
  • Live in accommodation available with all bills included including Wi-Fi
  • Free meals 3 times per day
  • Free uniform
  • Free laundry
  • Free professional training and development courses
  • Free carparking
  • 28 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays accrued weekly
  • Annual familiarisation visit at any of our country houses for you and your family (after three months service)
  • Exclusive HF discounts on flights and UK and worldwide holidays for you, your friends and family
  • Exclusive discounts at several high street outdoors equipment stores
  • Opportunities to organise and / or participate in various challenges and activities for our nominated charity
  • Unique opportunity to explore the great outdoors on free guided walks with our guests
  • One paid day each year to volunteer for a charity of your choice
  • Opportunity to join a multi-award winning, forward thinking and passionate company who train, develop and celebrate individual, team and organisational achievements

About the Company:

Here at HF Holidays, we have over 100 years’ experience organising outdoor holidays. We specialise in offering a fantastic range of Walking and Leisure Activities holidays and every year over 60,000 guests choose to travel with us to over 70 destinations all over the world.

We currently employ a team of over 500, who work in our two main offices in Elstree and Penrith and across our 17 country houses around the UK, all in National Parks or Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

HF Holidays is a co-operative society owned by its 40,000 members worldwide. Our Mission is to provide shared holiday experiences, which inspire friendship, fun, and an active enjoyment of the great outdoors. We aim to achieve our Mission by applying the following values Trusted, Collaborative, Exceptional Experiences, Ownership, Inspiring, Passionate and Fun.

Join us and you’ll find a professional, welcoming environment that encourages you to learn new skills, celebrates your achievements and enables you to build a rewarding career.

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