Junior Sous Chef

To manage the Kitchen Department efficiently, maintaining the highest standards of presentation and quality of cuisine possible within the gross profit targets laid down by the Senior Sous Chef / Head Chef and the requirements of Health, Safety and Hygiene as in law of all kitchen areas.

Main Area of Responsibility:

  • Responsible for the day to day management of all food production
  • To assist in ensuring budgeted profit targets are met
  • To ensure that food preparation and quality is of the highest standard possible within the limits of budgeted profit targets with a view to maximise sales to guests and ensuring staff welfare
  • Responsible for stock control; ensuring that stock levels are in line with company requirements and to control food stocks each month in co-operation with the Senior Sous Chef / Head Chef
  • Liase with the Conference and Banqueting and Sales on Menus as required
  • To personally prepare special dishes as required
  • To supervise staff in the kitchen department to be responsible for their wellbeing and morale
  • To ensure that due diligence documentation, rotas and other working papers are efficiently completely within company guidelines
  • To ensure that staff are smart and clean at all times
  • To maintain discipline in a fair and consistent manner, including regular timekeeping by staff, ensuring that the disciplinary procedure and the procedure for grievances are properly observed
  • To carry out regular performance reviews with all staff under your supervision through appraisals in line with company standards
  • To assist in the preparation of holiday rotas

This job description cannot be exhaustive due to the requirements of the hotel industry. Therefore, the job holder may be required from time to time to carry out reasonable tasks requested by management.

Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 per annum, 45 hours per week.


Here at Whittlebury we have a fantastic range of benefits available to our staff. Some of the benefits associated with this role are:

  • Free Golf & Leisure membership - Use of our Hi-tech gym and pool
  • Free staff meals on duty, including Pepsi soda on tap
  • Cashback on essential healthcare
  • Employee awards
  • Enhanced pension contributions

Discounts also available on: Food & Beverage (up to 50%), Spa products and treatments, hotel stays, Virgin experience days and new cars.

To apply Email: givemeajob@whittlebury.com Or complete the application form below