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Sous Chef

  1. Full Time
  2. Knightsbridge
  3. Back of House
  4. Permanent
VAC- 30421

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Here at Harrods, we currently house more celebrity chefs, exclusive dining brands and unique food halls than any other location in the UK. As a Sous Chef you will be joining a passionate, supportive, and successful restaurant team, all within our iconic Knightsbridge store

About The Role

As a Sous Chef, you'll be responsible for the day to day operations of your brigade. By leading your team and assisting the Head Chef in all managerial duties, you’ll be responsible for setting daily production levels, monitoring all goods received from internal and external vendors and production, ensuring that quality standards are met. You’ll manage the day-to-day administration and production ensuring compliance to internal systems including SAP. 
In this role, you’ll also be responsible for effective storage, ordering food stock and planning production levels to minimise wastage and ensure that stock checks are completed in a timely manner. By adhering to all Health & Safety regulations and procedures, you’ll set a high standard of food safety in the daily operations.

About You

You’ll have a strong track record of hospitality experience, preferably within a prestigious hotel or fine dining restaurant. Having a great knowledge and passion for food and drink is essential, as is having an eye for detail to understand what good looks like. You’ll have great time-management skills and a strong customer focus when dealing with both internal and external parties. 
You’ll have exceptional interpersonal skills and a good attention to detail, which will be evident through paperwork completed, organisation of department and sufficient stock levels. By coaching, inspiring and motivating the team, you’ll be able to demonstrate effective leadership and management skills. Reporting to the Head Chef, you’ll build effective relationships with support functions including Food Halls, Restaurants, Food Safety, Distribution and HR. Having good PC literacy is a must (Word, Excel and preferably SAP).

About Us

Harrods is one of the world’s leading luxury department stores and we’re becoming a destination for top designers, and the most sought-after brands from around the globe. Our combined mission is to make visiting our iconic Knightsbridge store one of the world’s most inspiring shopping experiences.

Our Promise To You

Help us make the impossible possible for our customers and we’ll do something remarkable for you. As well as offering a friendly environment to inspire your best work, we provide abundant opportunities and support to build an exceptional career across the varied specialisms of our business. 
In return for your hard work as a Sous Chef, you’ll learn every aspect of working in a busy, premier kitchen and will receive some great benefits including:

  • Competitive salary package of up to £17 p/h (this is made up of a generous base salary plus service charge)* 
  • Sociable working hours
  • Set contracted hours – paid additional working hours at an overtime rate of 1.5 p/h
  • Discounted Staff Canteen
  • 33 days’ annual leave + birthday off
  • Up to 33% Harrods discount
  • Generous pension 
  • Great learning and development opportunities

Uniquely You

At Harrods we believe the personality and authenticity of our people sets us apart.  We celebrate and invite applications from all cultures, backgrounds, tastes, and experiences and are proud of our culture where people from all walks of life can grow and thrive. What makes you unique makes us exceptional.
If you want to know more about our people and our culture, search #TogetherHarrods on LinkedIn, Facebook or follow us on Instagram @togetherharrods 

*The amount of tronc you receive will vary and is not guaranteed by either Harrods Ltd or the Troncmaster. However, the Troncmaster will always distribute 100% funds available each period according to the Rules, a copy of which will be provided to all members.

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