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Sous Chef - The Glasshouse


Ralph Trustees
Salary: Expected earnings £37,111 per annum plus hotel ben
Location: Watford
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Kitchen and Catering
Category: Chef and Catering Jobs
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The Glasshouse, well-known home of live theatre cooking and luxury buffet style has temporarily been adapted to an à la carte offering in order to comply with the current government guidelines. Our chefs are still guest facing and on show, but keeping to social distancing rules right now. When we are allowed, we will be reopening our cooking stations and bringing back the buffet style experience for our diners.

We pride ourselves on nothing but the finest seafood, fresh pasta made daily and use seasonal ingredients sourced from Jemima’s Kitchen Garden, right here on our estate. We offer the best prime cuts of meat from the grill, and on a Sunday it’s all about the roast.

In preparation for re-opening our unique operation, the brigade needs a Sous Chef to lead them in cooking for our guests 7 days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our high volumes mean up to 200 covers per service.

We’re in search of a hardworking, driven team member with leadership experience and knowledge of culinary techniques. We are expecting you to help set the latest food trends and bring your own ideas to the kitchen whilst contributing to our regularly changing menus. As a manager you must have the confidence to run shifts, uphold our company values and have a hands-on approach. We need a multi-tasker who can direct the brigade and be ready to jump in and help where required. The flexibility to work a variety of shifts is essential, as you may need to cover the Head Chef or help out in other operations or run seasonal pop-up restaurants.

Knowledge of using Adaco, our food ordering system, and keeping health and safety paperwork up to date is beneficial but leading by example, delivering consistency with a keen eye for details and exuding passion is a must.

In return we can offer you the opportunity to develop your talent, creativity and management skills in a 5* resort hotel. We can help to fine tune your knowledge of different cuisines and strengthen your ability to organize and run a large team with a busy operation.

The role will start with training prior to us being able to welcome guests back to dine with us.

First interviews will be held via Zoom and if successful, followed by a trial on-site with our Head Chef, adhering to and respecting all Covid-19 guidelines.

About Us

The Grove is one of three prestigious hotels operated by Ralph Trustees, a family-owned independent hotel group. We are a spectacular 5 star destination and resort, offering our guests a slice of tranquility and calm, away from the stresses of everyday life.

Across our 300-acre estate, we offer a range of mouth-watering dining experiences, outdoor activities (including our famed Golf course, Walled Garden and beach) and an indulgent award-winning spa, gym and health club. Being family owned means that both our guests and our employees are treated as individuals and not one of the crowd.

Why join us?

Aside from the personal touches that come with working in a family-run business, we also offer a range of fantastic benefits that are designed to make you feel valued and appreciated as an important member of our team:

The chance to make use of the on-site award-winning facilities such as the spa, golf course and gym.

* A staff canteen with a free meal during your shift
* A subsidised shuttle bus from Watford town centre
* Generous discounts for you and your family/friends on stays with the hotel
* Access to subsidised staff accommodation (if required)
The Glasshouse, well-known home of live theatre cooking and luxury buffet style has temporarily been adapted to an à la carte offering in order to comply with the current government guidelines. Our chefs are still guest facing and on show, but keeping to social distancing rules right now. When we are allowed, we will be reopening our cooking stations and bringing back the buffet style experience for our diners.

We pride ourselves on nothing but the finest seafood, fresh pasta made daily and use seasonal ingredients sourced from Jemima’s Kitchen Garden, right here on our estate. We offer the best prime cuts of meat from the grill, and on a Sunday it’s all about the roast.

In preparation for re-opening our unique operation, the brigade needs a Sous Chef to lead them in cooking for our guests 7 days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our high volumes mean up to 200 covers per service.

We’re in search of a hardworking, driven team member with leadership experience and knowledge of culinary techniques. We are expecting you to help set the latest food trends and bring your own ideas to the kitchen whilst contributing to our regularly changing menus. As a manager you must have the confidence to run shifts, uphold our company values and have a hands-on approach. We need a multi-tasker who can direct the brigade and be ready to jump in and help where required. The flexibility to work a variety of shifts is essential, as you may need to cover the Head Chef or help out in other operations or run seasonal pop-up restaurants.

Knowledge of using Adaco, our food ordering system, and keeping health and safety paperwork up to date is beneficial but leading by example, delivering consistency with a keen eye for details and exuding passion is a must.

In return we can offer you the opportunity to develop your talent, creativity and management skills in a 5* resort hotel. We can help to fine tune your knowledge of different cuisines and strengthen your ability to organize and run a large team with a busy operation.

The role will start with training prior to us being able to welcome guests back to dine with us.

First interviews will be held via Zoom and if successful, followed by a trial on-site with our Head Chef, adhering to and respecting all Covid-19 guidelines.

About Us

The Grove is one of three prestigious hotels operated by Ralph Trustees, a family-owned independent hotel group. We are a spectacular 5 star destination and resort, offering our guests a slice of tranquility and calm, away from the stresses of everyday life.

Across our 300-acre estate, we offer a range of mouth-watering dining experiences, outdoor activities (including our famed Golf course, Walled Garden and beach) and an indulgent award-winning spa, gym and health club. Being family owned means that both our guests and our employees are treated as individuals and not one of the crowd.

Why join us?

Aside from the personal touches that come with working in a family-run business, we also offer a range of fantastic benefits that are designed to make you feel valued and appreciated as an important member of our team:

The chance to make use of the on-site award-winning facilities such as the spa, golf course and gym.

* A staff canteen with a free meal during your shift
* A subsidised shuttle bus from Watford town centre
* Generous discounts for you and your family/friends on stays with the hotel
* Access to subsidised staff accommodation (if required)
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