Splendid Family - Senior Sous Chef (2165)

Senior Sous Chef

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Senior Sous Chef


Senior Sous Chef, The Grand, York

An amazing opportunity for an exceptional Senior Sous Chef, reporting to our Executive Chef,  to help to lead our kitchen brigade in York’s only 5* star hotel.

You’ll ensure our Guests’ expectations are exceeded in all of our outlets, and you will inspire your team and your peers. We’re looking for a Senior Sous Chef who is driven by talent, as well as a desire to build and innovate their team, and help provide the highest standard of product and service. 

The Property:

Built in 1906, The Grand is York’s only five-star hotel. Located within York’s city walls and with views of York Minster, the hotel holds an enviable and proud position in the city and local community.

Along with our 207 guest rooms, there’s the award-winning Rise Restaurant, The Rise Bar & Terrace, Hudson’s Restaurant, a state-of-the-art Cookery School, The 1906 Bar & Lounge, our executive White Rose Lounge, an atmospheric Spa, stunning Meeting and Event spaces and In-Room Dining. Every day is different and memorable at The Grand and we live to create special memories.

Once the famed Headquarters of the North East Railway Company, our magnificent building is bursting with original features and all the grandeur of its former life as the “Palace of Business” – making it a truly beautiful and inspiring place to work and grow.

Why Us?  

We are an independent property and one of the best loved luxury hotels in the UK.  Big enough to have a global market but small enough to be unique, we know that our team and our Guest approach are what will set us apart.  This is a wonderful opportunity for a quality focused and creative leader to take the next step without the dependency on a corporate approach.

Why you?  

You will already be a Senior Sous Chef  in a large business with an award winning restaurant, and can demonstrate your exceptional communication skills and an ability to assist our Executive Chef in his operations.

You will have experience of operating food outlets, ensuring consistency of standards and food safety. You will design menus that will both delight guests and be commercially astute and must hold a Food Safety level 3 qualification.


Key responsibilities and experience required for your role: 

  • Develop an exceptional team under guidance of the Executive Chef
  • Collaborate with the Executive Chef to decide menu changes, seasonal produce, and team training sessions
  • Monitor standards of production to ensure consistent quality at all times
  • Payroll management to meet budgeted payroll percentages
  • Control of purchasing levels to ensure all necessary measures are in place to maintain budgeted food costs, whilst ensuring adequate food stocks
  • Develop and train all of members of the kitchen team ensuring that all training given is accurately recorded
  • Set objectives for each staff member and hold regular reviews
  • Ensure the kitchen is maintained to high hygiene standard at all times and safe food handling practices are followed
  • Ensure COSHH and HACCAP guidelines are achieved and maintained. Check monitoring procedures daily

What happens next:

If you feel ready for this exciting opportunity, apply now.  This takes seconds, you will just need to provide some contact details along with a CV.  Next, we will review your details and if successful, we’ll invite you to meet one of the team to learn more about you, your experience and let us tell more about the Splendid group.

The Splendid Group is an equal opportunities employercommitted to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.

What we can offer you:

We want our team to enjoy coming to work, so providing a friendly and supportive environment is our main priority. You will develop personally and professionally through meeting, and working with, people from all over the world as we create memorable guest experiences together. For those keen to further their experience, you will have the opportunity to explore the business with various career options. In addition, on offer:

  • A fantastic place to work!
  • 28 days holiday
  • Automatic enrolment into a workplace pension scheme
  • Heavily discounted hotel stays and food & beverage discounts
  • Amazing high street and lifestyle savings for you and your family
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program for you and your family
  • A tailored development programme

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Grand Hotel, York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, YO1 6GD
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