Sous Chef - Sutton Coldfield

The Belfry
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
38025.00 per annum OTE
17 Apr 2024
10 May 2024
Full Time, Part Time
Sous Chef - Sutton Coldfield

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Sous Chef to work in our dynamic Sam's Clubhouse Kitchen team at The Belfry, England's leading Hotel and Resort. We have 320 bedrooms, 2 Rosette standard dining, five food and beverage outlets, fantastic leisure facilities including our 20 treatment rooms & pool and of course, what we are famous

We have a really exciting development taking place at The Belfry, which will see the expansion of the resort with an 852sqm event space, 100+ extra bedrooms, a state-of-the-art leisure club, and much more.

Join us on our journey as we unveil a new and unparalleled experience for our guests.

Sam's Clubhouse

Overlooking our stunning PGA golf course, our high-volume sports bar, Sam's Clubhouse, is the perfect place to relax after a day's golfing. This bar is busy all day, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The menu in Sam's Club House is a mixture of clubhouse classics and Belfry touches from sharing boards, burgers, and buckets of wings to wraps, pies and catch of the day... In summer season the outside patio and bar opens and can provide dining options for up to 250 guests at any time and approximately 500 covers per day.


The on target earning potential for this role is 38,025 annual salary, compromising of a base salary of 35,279 plus a qualified estimate of 2,746 gratuities per annum

About the role

As Sous Chef within Sam's Clubhouse kitchen your day will be focused on ensuring the kitchen brigade are working towards producing the Sam's menu to a very high, consistent standard.

You will also be responsible for:

Understanding the importance of allergens and dietary safety within your kitchen

  • Running a safe and compliant kitchen
  • All temperature logging for hot items and refrigerators to ensure full compliance
  • Running of the kitchen throughout a busy service and providing support to your team to ensure a fast and accurate delivery.
  • Clearing and cleaning of your section and other areas of the kitchen to ensure we remain compliant
  • Ordering stock, implement specials menu ideas
  • Management, training and development
  • Deputising for the Head Chef

About you

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years' of experience in a fast pace kitchen at Sous Chef level or above and possess excellent communication and presentation skills.

In addition, you will be:

  • An inspirational leader, a quick thinker and a brilliant communicator
  • Passionate about quality food and working with seasonal ingredients
  • Standards-driven, with a fantastic eye for detail
  • Experienced in taking ownership over your section and working towards guidelines of portion control including weights and measurements and logging all wastage for more accurate GP %
  • Able to develop strong relationships with your team, and colleagues
  • Proficient in understanding of COSHH and HACCP on food storage.

Belfry Benefits


  • Discounted gym membership and access to team-led fitness sessions, such as our Belfry running club
  • Team social events throughout the year
  • Belfry-wide wellness programme with external speakers, focusing on 'mind, body & soul'
  • The Burnt Chef Project partnership, offering unlimited, fully-funded counselling and mental health support
  • Wagestream access to all employees - track earnings, saving accounts, and access to wages when you want
  • Healthcare schemes: life assurance, 24-hour GP, health cash-plans
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • The Belfry is committed to the Hotelier's Charter, demonstrating our commitment to our people

Showing some appreciation

  • Long service awards
  • Additional paid holiday for long service
  • Reward Vouchers
  • Free meals on shift in our canteen
  • Annual Belfry awards
  • Team appreciation events
  • Fantastic resort discounts across restaurants, bars, retail, and golf
  • Bed & Breakfast from 35 per room
  • Free staff parking
  • Subsidised taxi service for those who don't drive
  • Live-in accommodation for up to 3 months
  • Relocation bonuses

Learning & Development

  • Excellent training and career opportunities
  • Internal career pathways programmes
  • Access to The Belfry Campus Learning
  • Commitment to developing our team through apprenticeship programmes

Making a difference

  • Belfry ESG committee, dedicated to delivering an environmentally sustainable business
  • Supporting industry, local and national charities
  • Pledges made on 'Make Good Grow', offering our team's expertise and support to good causes