Sous Chef - London

London, Greater London
08 Jun 2023
20 Jun 2023
Full Time
Sous Chef - London

Company Description

Church House is a Grade II listed multi-purpose event and conference venue, located in the heart of Westminster. Church House Westminster has a long and rich history interspersed with notable links to royalty, Parliament and the Second World War.

As an Sous Chef you will receive the following industry leading benefits:

  • 50% discount across Searcys venues
  • Enrolment into the Searcys pension scheme
  • Up to 38 days annual leave (dependant on job role)
  • Access to everyday discounts and communication portal
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Enrolment into Searcys Champagne School
  • Meals provided on shift when working within one of our venue
  • Your birthday off to celebrate in style
  • A day off to volunteer / give back to the charity of your choice

Job Description

Searcys are looking to grow their Kitchen team at our Searcys venue and are currently looking for motivated Sous Chef

As a Sous Chef your role will be supporting the Head Chef and leading a team of CDP in the production of the food for events, conferences and functions within the venue.

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: 36,000 - 38,000


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Head Chef in the kitchen operation
  • Look at the development and planning of menus, including future food trends
  • Develop new styles of service and concepts in the location
  • Compile all food orders for your sections, ensuring food standards and cost are agreed with the Head Chef
  • Ensure stock, deliveries and wastage are all checked and recorded in line with company procedures
  • To provide food/service to a consistent high standard, including assisting senior chefs with functions in other different areas throughout the business.
  • To manage the kitchen brigade in the absence of the Head chef
  • To assist training of junior staff
  • To liaise with key people in the team in order to plan for the provision of food in all areas
  • To place order directly with suppliers



  • Display a real passion for food, with a customer focussed approach
  • Previous experience within the demands of an events kitchen at the relevant level
  • Team player with the ability to manage and develop your brigade with the Head Chef
  • Ability to control costs, negotiate and build relationships with suppliers
  • Knowledgeable and proactive approach to Health & Food Safety
  • Relevant qualifications

Additional Information

Searcys is the longest-running independent catering company in Britain, and last year has celebrated an inspirational 175th year anniversary. We have been fortunate to be acknowledged by the industry and won Events Caterer of the Year 2022 at the prestigious Cateys.

Our success is down to the investment we make in developing our people to ensure they can be the best they can. Everyone who joins Searcys will attend our induction where they learn more about us and be supported throughout their journey with us. We invest in development opportunities and are looking to recruit, train and retain the best people in the industry.