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Sous Chef

Job Type
18 Jun 2024

Sous Chef at Milton Hill House

At Milton Hill House, we are a stylish hotel, conference, event and wedding venue committed to delivering exceptional service and unforgettable experiences. Nestled in Abingdon and surrounded by 22 acres of tranquil parkland our hotel boasts stunning views making us a preferred choice for conferences, weddings, corporate events, and more. 
With over 20 meeting rooms and 114 bedrooms, Restaurant and Bar, we also have a fantastic onsite leisure club. We are part of The Venues Collection, a grouping of five easily accessible event spaces.

We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to: 
  • £36,000 - £38,000 per annum 
  • Medicash - Healthcare benefits, including dental, optical and therapy treatments (includes up to 4 dependent children) 
  • Aviva Digicare - Free annual healthcare check 
  • Exclusive Benefits and Wellbeing site (Perks at Work) 
  • Entertainment discounts - up to 55% off cinema tickets 
  • Health and Wellbeing discounts - Discounts for Nuffield Health (20%) and Pure Gym (10%) 
  • Travel discounts - Discounts with holiday companies such as TUI and Expedia 
  • Shopping discounts - Save up to 15% at high street and online stores by purchasing Shopping Cards 
  • Meals on duty 
  • Pension scheme and Life Assurance 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • 23 days + BH's and additional day off for your birthday 
  • 2 days additional leave, following return from Maternity leave during first year back 
  • Competitive and supportive family benefits 
  • Day off for baby's 1st birthday 
  • Holiday purchase scheme 
  • On-going training, development and career pathways 
  • Professional subscriptions paid 
  • Financial wellbeing programme and preferred rates on salary finance products 

Part of Levy UK + Ireland, The Venues Collection is a grouping of five, easily accessible properties located across the UK. With an array of both contemporary and historic meeting spaces, they also cater for every memorable moment: from christenings to birthdays, engagement parties to weddings and anniversaries to celebrations of life. Spaces to Meet, Spaces to Sleep, Spaces to Celebrate.

We firmly believe that a diverse team leads to innovation and creativity. We welcome candidates from all walks of life and backgrounds to join us in our mission to create a supportive and equitable work environment where everyone has the chance to excel and collaborate. 

Join us in our journey towards a more diverse and inclusive world, where every person has the chance to thrive and contribute their unique talents. Together, we can achieve greatness. 

What you'll be doing:

As our Sous Chef you will assist with the management of the food operation within Milton Hill House.

Working with Head Chef and key stakeholders to deliver a consistent, compliant and profitable department in accordance with all Statutory Requirements, Company Policies and Health and Safety Procedures.

Your role will be instrumental in delivering a wide variety of meetings and events.

More about the role:
  • Assisting with the consistency of food offer throughout the hotel
  • Partake in food ordering and stock rotation
  • Minimise and monitor waste wherever possible using Compass lead systems
  • Assisting with the management of financial budget and targets
  • Manage and develop team members to progress within the kitchen hierarchy
  • Assist with implementation and inspire the team with current food trends and cooking techniques
  • Training kitchen, F&B and sales teams in current products on offer and how to deliver them
  • Follow company standards and deliver to high degree of success
Who you are:
  • Excellent culinary skills
  • Experience within a similar role
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, ability to engage and motivate others
  • Willingness to lead by example and inspire the kitchen team with guidance from the Head Chef
  • Ability to maintain processes to promote efficient ways of working
  • NVQ Level 3 in professional cookery or equivalent
  • Intermediate food hygiene certification
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