Sous Chef Apprenticeship

Expiring today

Copthorne Hotel Effingham Park
Copthorne Effingham Park Hotel, West Park Road, Crawley, RH10 3EU
£480.80 per week
18 Mar 2021
10 Apr 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Along with the Executive Head Chef this role is responsible for the direct supervision over employees engaged in the kitchen:
  • In the absence of the Executive Head Chef to check standard recipes for all dishes to ensure proper portion control, uniformity in taste and quality for approval of the Executive Head Chef
  • To liase with the Guest Services Department to ensure that the high standards of cleanliness are maintained in all areas of the kitchen such as machinery, small equipment, floors and fridges
  • With the Executive Head Chef, ensure training for all kitchen staff is welcomed and carried out as required
  • To establish job methods and supervise cooking standards on a regular basis, and correct if necessary, in order to maintain a high quality of food and service
  • To attend daily meetings with the Executive Head Chef regarding menus and daily requirements. In the absence of the Executive Chef and to report any problems, re: failure of machinery and small equipment to the maintenance department as set down by the Health and Safety

  • To ensure that the standards set by the company's Policy and Procedures regarding personal hygiene are maintained by all kitchen staff
  • To report complaints immediately to the Executive Chef and document accordingly
  • To check each section daily to ensure work has been carried out in the proper manner
  • To attend any training sessions as and when required
  • To be fully conversant with the Hotel Fire and Emergency operations
  • To ensure a high standard of personal hygiene and appearance at all times
  • To comply with any reasonable instructions issued by management
  • To ensure the kitchen works in line with all food safety and health and safety standards

Human resources:
  • Adhere to the Company policies and procedures
  • Support the efficient organisation of work routines
  • Support the Company training and development plan
  • Attend internal and external training sessions as required
  • Ensure personal hygiene and grooming standards are maintained to the highest level
  • Be familiar with the Company Grievance and Disciplinary procedures
  • Support best practice employment legislation and practice
  • Hold and contribute to departmental meetings
  • Ensure dignity and respect in your department is always maintained

Health and Safety:
  • Adhere and comply to the Company, industry and legislative Health & Safety Policies and Standards
  • Promote and monitor Health and Safety standards within the department
  • Pass internal H&S audits and achieve no less than 4/5 EHO food hygiene rating
  • Ensure employee Health and Safety departmental training/certification
  • Ensure that all staff operate within a healthy and safe working environment
  • Adhere to the Fire Prevention and Evacuation practices
  • Report unsafe conditions, equipment or practices immediately

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list but is intended to be a working document in progress.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communicate and interact effectively with colleagues, managers and guests
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Willingness to undertake training
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain professional throughout.
  • To uphold confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to work as an individual
  • Customer driven attitude
  • Takes pride in appearance
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to situations.

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Friendly
  • Team player
  • Organised
  • Methodical
  • Takes pride in appearance
  • Learns on the fly
  • Attention to detail

Desired qualifications

None required.

Experience of working in a busy kitchen brigade at a more Senior Level.

Catering large scale events would be advantageous.

Future prospects

Following the apprenticeship, a career conversation will take place and assess next steps and the possibility for further opportunities.