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Experienced Chef

Our guests keep us as individuals in a job, and, as an operation, they keep us in business. Your first duty as sous chef is to ensure that our guest’s expectations and demands are exceeded with regard to the quality of food they receive and how it is presented.

Main purpose of the job

To Work alongside head chef to manage daily kitchen activities, including overseeing staff, aiding with menu preparation, ensuring food quality and freshness, and monitoring ordering and stocking. Provides meal quality and consistency by following designated recipes

Important Information
Date Posted: 20th September 2021
Closing Date: 20th October 2021
Industry: Hospitality
Job Type: Full time
Salary: Based on Experience

About the role

Sous Chef Job Duties:

  • To lead kitchen team in chef's absence
  • To provide guidance to junior kitchen staff members, including, but not limited, to line cooking, food preparation, and dish plating
  • To oversees and organise kitchen stock and ingredients
  • To ensures a first-in, first-out food rotation system and verify all food products are properly dated and organised for quality assurance
  • To Keep cooking stations stocked, especially before and during prime operation hours
  • To train new kitchen employees to restaurant and kitchen standards
  • To Manage food and product ordering by keeping detailed records and minimise waste, plus work with existing systems to improve waste reduction and manage budgetary concerns
  • To supervise all food preparation and presentation to ensure quality and restaurant /banqueting standards
  • To Work with head chef to maintain kitchen organisation, staff ability, and training opportunities
  • To Verify that food storage units all meet standards and are consistently well-managed
  • To Assist head chef with menu creation
  • To Coordinate with restaurant management team on supply ordering, budget, and kitchen efficiency and staffing
  • To liaise with and report back to head chef on any issues arising in the kitchen.
  • To brief all staff on daily events and last minute changes to events happening in the hotel 
  • To establish and maintain effective communications inter-departmentally
  • To promote a positive working environment through respect and co-operation with fellow team mates
  • To maintain standards of health & hygiene in line with HAACP and relevant legislation
  • To ensure that all reasonable care is taken for yourself, other employees, guests and other persons on the premises
  • To carry out fire drills
  • To observe all safety procedures and rules
  • To report, and where possible take action on incidents of accident/damage
  • To attend all training courses as notified to you by management
  • To carry out any other duties as may be notified to you by management
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What you will need

Required criteria

  • Right to Work in Ireland

Desired criteria

    Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

    Continuous Improvement

    Continuous Improvement

    Ability to Identify and Anticipate needs

    Ability to Identify and Anticipate needs

    Chefing Skills

    Chefing Skills

    Romantic Castles of Ireland

    The award-winning Romantic Castles of Ireland collection is like no other hotel collection in Ireland.

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    Owned and operated by the Corscadden family, the award-winning Romantic Castles of Ireland collection is like no other hotel collection in Ireland. There is something very special about our Castles and we are proud to be Ireland’s largest independent and privately-owned collection of luxury castle wedding venues. The Corscaddens have been in proprietorship of hotels since 1991, starting with Cabra Castle which opened in 1992. Following this was Ballyseede Castle in 2005, Bellingham Castle in 2012 and not forgetting the newest addition to the collection, Markree Castle, which was acquired by the hoteliers in 2015.

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    Each one of the castles in the collection is family-run and operated - Marnie Corscadden and her husband Rory manage Ballyseede Castle; Patrick Corscadden and his partner Ciara manage Bellingham Castle; Brothers Howard and Adam Corscadden manage Cabra Castle and husband and wife Nicholas and Deirdre Ryan along with Patricia Corscadden manage Markree Castle. At the heart of the Romantic Castles of Ireland is a warmth of service that stems from the Corscadden family ownership, imbuing luxurious castles with the intimacy of a private home. Innovation and ongoing investment ensure the finest quality; while its heritage lends character to their vision of informal luxury, timeless style, and the very best guest experience.

    Our benefits

    As a family owned and run business we understand that a work -life balance is very important. With an emphasis on team work and equality, we have managed to build a staff that are renowned for their professionalism and friendliness. Many of our staff have worked with us for 20 years plus, so our staff are like family. Our staff always do their best and are committed to ensure our reputation as a luxury castle brand continues. We are proud of the team we have with us and the dedication and loyalty they have shown. We are always open to suggestions on ways we can improve, from both staff and guests and will endeavor to implement change where needed. As a token of appreciation, Company events are held throughout the year to keep staff morale at its best. In the interest of fairness for all our staff, A staff fund was created, independent of the owners - any function gratuities will be paid directly to our staff account which is divided equally among all staff, front and back of house, to allow for departmental days out or to be given as vouchers at the end of the year. An inhouse management program has recently been implemented to further the career of any staff member showing a flair for hospitality and a keen interest in the industry. This program includes semesters in each department to give a better understanding of the workings of an hotel in its entirety, for the hotel managers of the future. with four hotels in our collection ranging from fully operational hotel settings, to those on an exclusive event market, an opportunity exists for intra company transfer thus ensuring a rounded management experience.

    Vacation/Paid Time Off

    Retirement Plan and/or Pension

    Flexible Schedule

    Employee Development Programs

    Employee Discounts

    Opportunity to Travel

    Free Parking

    Competitive Salary

    Preferential Room Rates

    Family and Friends Rates

    Discount on Meals Purchased

    Long Service Recognition

    Free parking/Discounted parking

    We are a proud diversity ambassador

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    Experienced Chef

    The award-winning Romantic Castles of Ireland collection is like no other hotel collection in Ireland.