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Sous Chef

  1. Full Time
  2. Knightsbridge
  3. Back of House
  4. Permanent
VAC- 35938

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The partnership between Frantzén Group and Harrods is a monumental milestone in Harrods restaurant agenda. We are bringing the gastronomy of Studio Frantzén to the UK for the first time while unveiling a state-of-the-art flagship restaurant within our Knightsbridge store. We are now looking for a Sous Chef to join our kitchen team to elevate the dining experience of our guests.

About the Role

As a Sous Chef, you'll be responsible for the day to day operations of your brigade. By leading your team from the front 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 AA Rosette or Michelin starred restaurant as Sous Chef level or above.
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. By 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

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. 

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 annual salary up to £48,000 (this is made up of a generous base salary plus service charge)*
  • Set contracted hours – paid additional working hours at an overtime rate of x1.5 p/h
  • Minimal late evenings by industry standard
  • Subsidised Staff Canteen
  • 33 days’ annual leave + birthday off (including Bank holidays)
  • Up to 33% Harrods discount
  • Generous company pension scheme and much more

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.

While our job adverts outline the ideal qualities, skills, and prior experience for the role, we believe in the potential for growth and value individual strengths. If you do not meet every desired criteria but feel you have the skills and experience to thrive in this role as well as a genuine interest in working for Harrods and you can demonstrate an alignment with our values, we would encourage you to apply.

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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