Location: 57 Bateman Street, Cambridge, CB2 1LR
Salary: Up to £32,000

Title: Sous Chef

Location: Cambridge, UK

Salary: £32,000 per annum

Mandatory: Driving Licence 


  • 28 Days holiday including bank holidays
  • Monday to Friday no evenings
  • 3 days grandparent leave
  • 24 week’s enhanced maternity leave
  • Bespoke training and development opportunities
  • Pension and life insurance
  • Discounts available on our HAPI app; high street shops, holidays & cinema
  • Wellbeing hub
  • Access to employee assistance programme
  • Free meals whilst at work
  • Career development opportunities
  • HIT Apprenticeships for all experience levels

Are you a Sous Chef  looking for a rewarding opportunity? Join us at one of our renowned independent schools as a Sous Chef and help create meals that inspire the people of tomorrow!

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Sous Chef  with a background in exceptional food catering services to join our business and work at one of our highly prestigious education settings. Necessary to have a drive licence.

Nestled in the heart of Cambridge, this beautiful independent school caters for 84 pupils as well as 16 staff and operates 5 days a week.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled Sous Chef to make a name for themselves within our contract catering company and be a part of setting the new standard for education catering.

As a Sous Chef  you will collaborate with our culinary team to craft flavourful dishes that nourish both body and mind

As well as having an excellent presentation, organisational and communication skills, you will be able to demonstrate a real passion for food & service and possess bags of enthusiasm.

  • Assist the Head Chef in all aspects of food preparation, production, and service.
  • Ensure the quality and presentation of all dishes meet the company's standards and client expectations.
  • Supervise and train kitchen staff, kitchen assistants, ensuring adherence to food safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Assist in menu planning and development, taking into consideration dietary restrictions, nutritional guidelines, and seasonal ingredients.
  • Oversee stock control and ordering to maintain appropriate inventory levels while minimizing waste.
  • Collaborate with the catering team to execute special events, themed dinners, and other culinary initiatives.
  • Maintain a clean and organised kitchen environment, always following health and safety regulations.
  • Support the Head Chef in administrative tasks such as scheduling, budgeting, and maintaining records of food costs and inventory.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, culinary techniques, and new ingredients to continuously enhance the menu offerings and overall dining experience.
  • Foster a positive working environment by demonstrating leadership qualities, effective communication, and teamwork.
  • Previous experience working in a similar role within a contract catering company or educational institution preferred.
  • Culinary degree or relevant certifications from a recognized culinary institute.
  • Strong knowledge of food safety standards and best practices.
  • Ability to multitask and work efficiently under pressure in a high-volume kitchen environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Fun and enthusiastic
  • Have excellent organisation skills.
  • Be a team player and enjoy succeeding as a team.
  • Have a flexible approach to work.

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