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Sous Chef

We have an exciting opportunity at The Culloden Estate and Spa.


To assist with the management of the Kitchen for the greatest enjoyment of the guests and maximum profit contribution to the hotel.

Important Information
Date Posted: 8th September 2021
Closing Date: 22nd September 2021
Industry: Hospitality
Job Type: Full time
Salary: Based on Experience

About the role

    • Helping the Head Chef manage the smooth and efficient operation of the Kitchens, ensuring the Hotel’s reputation for food quality is always maintained.
    • Ensuring the planning, preparation, cooking and presentation of food is to the standard required by the Hotel and its guests.
    • Contributing to the development of the hotel’s business plan, projects and initiatives in order to develop the hotel’s business and market position.
    • Helping the Executive Head Chef manage the culinary budget and kitchen expenditure.
    • Ensuring Company policies relating to stock management and stock ordering are implemented and monitored, taking appropriate action to resolve problems.
    • Ensuring the hotel complies with all matters relating to food hygiene regulations, environmental health laws and all other relevant legislation.
    • Ensuring the Hotel’s 5* hygiene score is maintained.
    • Ensuring the security of the kitchen and storage areas is maintained at all times.
    • Ensuring all kitchen employees receive appropriate training, coaching and development to meet the Hastings’ standard.
    • Ensuring Hastings’ quality standards and procedures are fully understood, implemented and regularly reviewed, and that formal and informal feedback is delivered to ensure continual improvement.
    • Conducting team meetings on a regular basis to communicate standards required, targets and company information.
    • Ensuring all kitchen areas, fixtures and equipment are properly maintained and presented to the Hastings’ standard.
    • Working effectively with colleagues across departments to ensure a harmonious working environment where all employees are treated with respect and dignity.
    • Carrying out any other duties as required.
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What you will need

Required criteria

  • Good Command of English Language
  • Right to Work in the United Kingdom
  • Must have previous experience as a Sous Chef gained within a 4/5 star hotel or similar quality establishment
  • Must have NVQ level 2 in Food Preparation and Cooking or the equivalent and hold a recognised current Food Hygiene certificate.
  • Must have a good understanding of HACCP

Desired criteria

  • Should be qualified to NVQ level 3 or the equivalent in Food Preparation and Cooking.

Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

Menu/Product Knowledge

Menu/Product Knowledge

Food Production

Food Production

Chefing Skills

Chefing Skills

HACCP/Food Safety Management Skills

HACCP/Food Safety Management Skills

Hastings Hotels

Our vision is to be recognised as a prestigious, family company providing the finest in Irish hospitality with style and excellence.

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Hastings Hotels owns and operates seven hotels in Northern Ireland, with over 1,000 bedrooms, two stand-alone grill bar/restaurants and two luxury spas. From city centre buzz to seaside resort, each outlet has a distinctive personality and market positioning. Over 50 years this family owned business has successfully earned its identity and in a crowded market place because we place quality at the heart of what we do. Quality in the design of our properties and their upkeep. Quality in the local sourcing of the food and drink we offer our guests. And quality in our people, people with personality, attention to detail, and a desire to develop their careers with us.

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Our guests remember small details. The open fires in the front hall. The supremely comfy beds. The fabulous breakfast... and the interactions they had with our staff. It is more important that you have the correct behaviours and attitude than every last qualification... we can help you attain that. We place great attention on recruitment, induction, and integrating you into your department, your hotel, and the Group. We want you to think about how you want to develop your career with us, and we promise to do what we can to help you on that journey. As a result, we are proud to have some of the best staff retention levels in the hospitality industry.

Our benefits

Vacation/Paid Time Off

Retirement Plan and/or Pension

Employee Development Programs

Employee Discounts

Competitive Salary

Event tickets

Preferential Room Rates

Family and Friends Rates

Discount on Meals Purchased

Discount on Spa Treatments/Products

Discount in Gift Shop

Long Service Recognition

Free Meals during shifts

Free parking/Discounted parking

Sous Chef

Our vision is to be recognised as a prestigious, family company providing the finest in Irish hospitality with style and excellence.