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Sous Chef

  • Department: Back of House
  • Location: Knightsbridge
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Job reference: VAC- 11592

The Sous Chef leads the team to ensure that a correct and professional operation within the Kitchens is carried out at all times. 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 al internal systems including SAP. You’ll 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 us.

As the world’s leading luxury retail emporium, we make the impossible possible, and our hospitality offer is evolving and expanding rapidly across our stores. We are a welcoming and close-knit family who are passionate about food and beverage and aim to craft dining experiences that are the highlight of our customers’ visits. By reporting to the Head Chef, you’ll build effective relationships with support functions including Food Halls, Restaurants, Food Safety, Distribution, and HR.

About you.

You’ll have a strong track record of hospitality experience, preferably with a prestigious hotel or high-end restaurant. Having a great knowledge and passion for food and drink is essential. 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. You’ll be able to demonstrate effective leadership and management skills by coaching, inspiring and motivating the team. Having good PC literacy is a must (Word, Excel and preferably SAP).

Our promise to you.

Our standards and expectations are high, but we’ll give you all the support you need to flourish and great opportunities to progress and build an exciting catering career. 

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: sociable working hours, 25 days annual leave, plus your birthday off free, up to 33% in-store discount, generous pension and great learning and development opportunities to help further your career.

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 Instagram.

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