Sous Chef

CQK Hotels
TN11 0JH, Tonbridge
Competitive salary
10 Aug 2018
07 Sep 2018
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

CQK Hotels comprises three hotels – Reigate Manor, Hadlow Manor and Hartsfield Manor. We are looking for a Junior Sous Chef, to join our team based at Hadlow Manor during an exciting period of growth and development.


Hadlow Manor is ideally situated as a wedding venue for central Kent. The hotel offers a variety of menu choices for private functions from Afternoon Tea to a bespoke buffet or formal dining menu.


Please see our website for a full list of facilities and also to see sample menus for our restaurants and lounge operations.


Join our team to create dishes for our restaurant as well as banqueting operations.


The Role

  • Working with a team of 3 chefs and 2 Kitchen Porters
  • See our website for the full range of menu choices being created
  • Flexible shifts covering breakfast, lunch, dinner service including weekend working (5 days per week)
  • Quality experience in a fresh food environment
  • The passion and drive to contribute to the future success of the kitchen brigade who continue to develop


  • Experience and passion for creating dishes from fresh local ingredients
  • Ability to work flexible shifts
  • Experience within a quality hotel kitchen environment
  • Team player with an ability and desire to contribute and support junior team members to develop and achieve
  • Excellent eye for detail and able to deliver consistent standards
  • NVQ level 2 & 3
  • Level 2 food hygiene
  • Experience in dining and high volume function food

Responsibilities of Role

  • Assist the Head Chef in the supervision of the overall kitchen operation including monitoring standards, cost control, stock rotation and general efficiency of our busy operation.
  • Ensuring Health & Safety and Food & Safety rules are adhered to at all times.
  • Assist with the supervision and training of Junior team members.
  • Be responsible for the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef.

The Benefits


£24,000.00 - £26,000.00 per annum (dependant on experience)

  • 28 days holiday
  • Free car parking
  • Employee uniform
  • Pension (NEST)

In addition you will benefit from a range of company benefits including:

  • Discounted hotel accommodation for yourself and your family at all three of our hotels
  • Discount off all food & beverage at all hotels

Refer a friend staff recruitment scheme

  • Recognition of Birthdays

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