Senior Sous Chef

Job Reference: LD_SSC


We are currently looking for a Senior Sous Chef to join our team at The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Key responsibilities of the Senior Sous Chef will include:

  • Successfully graduated with a professional culinary arts degree
  • Completed Management of Food Hygiene/HACCP - Level 5
  • At least 1 years’ experience at sous chef level or 3 to 5 years at senior chef de Partie level within a 4 or 5 star hotel environment
  • Good knowledge and practical chef skills within a variety of sections in the kitchen is essential
  • Proven experience and ability to manage all cost controls e.g. food cost, labour etc
  • Proven experience of staff training, preparation of rotas, financial reporting, stock control and ordering
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English

The core emphasis of this role will primarily be in ‘hands on’ capacity where the person will be involved in day to day cooking, running sections, administration, etc.  he/she will take instruction from the Head Chef and will assist in managing the kitchen operation itself.

The ideal candidate for the Senior Sous Chef position should:

  • Have a passion for food and food production
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good team management & leadership skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to handle pressurized situations and busy periods
  • Flexible, innovative and adaptable
  • A person who exudes confidence with team members and the ability to deliver top quality food to a very high standard

This position has excellent progression opportunities within the renowned Red Carnation Hotel Collection, a company providing the perfect opportunity to those who are looking for an exciting career and job security within the Hotel industry.
Some of the Benefits available to our team:

  • Complimentary meals on duty
  • Discounted rates with Red Carnation Hotel Collection and The Travel Corporation
  • Discounted rates with many local businesses and third party service providers (including Estate Activities)
  • Professional training and development opportunities (79 in-house courses to avail of)

The Lodge at Ashford Castle is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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