Senior Sous Chef

Job Title: Senior Sous Chef
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £30000 - £32000
Start Date: 2019-04-04 00:00:00
Reference: SDX/TP/RFENR660
Contact Name: Ryan Candy
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 04, 2019 16:30

Job Description

Sodexo are looking for a Senior Sous Chef to join our team at a prestigious client site in central London.

Reporting to the head chef, you will be responsible for leading culinary excellence in your own business area. Creating menu concepts, developing food ideas to meet ever-changing market needs and maintaining a safe working environment will be critical to the success of anyone in this role.

Package description

£30,000 - £32,000 + benefits

Main responsibilities
  • To introduce new menu concepts & ideas to meet the ever-changing market needs & trends
  • To be responsible for the full compliance of statutory & Company regulations regarding food safety & hygiene
  • To attend and lead daily briefing meetings, weekly department head meetings, monthly health & safety meetings & quarterly staff meetings
  • Monitor and co-ordinate the team tasks on a daily & weekly basis, so that all food and meal requirements from visitors are met to the required standard and on time
  • To deputise for head chef in their absence
  • To support head chef to ensure all menu items are fully costed to achieve budgeted GP% levels & specifications are set for recipes & presentation
  • Food safety management system is adhered to and maintained in line with audits scores achieved
  • Drive profitability for both Sodexo and client through excellence in execution, ensuring that monitoring and auditing standards are met
Ideal candidate


  • Experience within a sous chef role (minimum 2 years)
  • Experience in high volume catering environment
  • B&I experience advantageous
  • 7061/7062 or equivalent as a minimum
  • IT skills
  • Strong communications skills


  • Experience working in a compliance driven environment
  • Demonstrative customer focus and service skills
About the company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 37,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their age, disability, gender, transgender, marital or family status, race or ethnicity, religious belief of sexual orientation are welcome to and included within our business.