Splendid Family - Sous Chef (2004)

Sous Chef

  • Department:
    Food & Beverage
  • Position Commitment:
    Full Time
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Sous Chef The Grand Hotel York

Passionate about food, 

What we offer you:

We want our staff to enjoy coming to work and provide a friendly and supportive environment for you to work in. You’ll develop personally through meeting and working with people from all over the world as we create memorable guest experiences together, and for those keen to develop you’ll have the opportunity to explore the business with various career options. In addition, on offer:

  • We’re offering
    • Competitive salary
    • 4 days on 3 days off per week
    • Full time, permanent contract
    • 20 days annual leave + bank holidays
    • Heavily discounted hotel stays and food & beverage discounts
    • Development opportunities within the Splendid Hospitality Group
    • An award-winning benefits platform
    • Death in service benefit
    • Pension scheme
    • Meals on duty
    • Uniform

You’ll be joining a talented team that service a host of dining options, from intimate fine dining at Hudson’s to Modern British Cuisine in The Rise Restaurant, Terrace and Bar.  

Your role in our family:


You’ll be overall responsible for the Kitchen and its staff in the absence of the Head/Exec Chef, directing all kitchen activities and ensuring the preparation of our delicious food - helping create memorable experiences for guests - whenever and wherever they dine. You’ll also ensure quality; kitchen maintenance and kitchen cleanliness are kept to the highest standards - to make sure your kitchen is always running smoothly.

You will lead and inspire everyone in the brigade, coaching and mentoring the team to be their best. The main purpose of the role is to manage the quality and food production, lead and inspire the team to deliver the highest standards and ensure legislative requirements are met.

About you…

  • Excellent cooking skills with a strong understanding of produce and ingredients
  • Experience in producing menus that are both creative and profitable
  • Excellent leadership skills with experience of developing and leading a team
  • Strong communication skills through a variety of means
  • Flexible and adaptable, with the ability to stay calm under pressure, adapting your approach to complete routine and non-routine tasks
  • Exceptional organisation and planning skills through Standard operating procedures. High attention to detail and accuracy – great at managing one’s own time and the time of the team
  • Drive & self-motivated. Excellent knowledge of kitchen related legislative requirements/audits
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Strong customer awareness and focus


  • Proven experience/education level
    • Previous experience in a sous chef role is a must
    • Previous experience in a luxury environment is preferable


What happens next:

Does this role suit your skill set? Apply now, this takes seconds, you’ll just need to provide some contact details along with a CV.  Next, we’ll 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.



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