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Sous Chef


I am currently on the lookout for a strong Sous Chef to join a fresh food café based in tourist museum on the outskirts of Darlington towards Barnard castle. The property is a popular tourist attraction in the area that holds a busy fresh for Café, the food offering is a pleasing mix of both traditional British and continental dishes and utilising local suppliers for guests to enjoy.

The average working day is roughly 8am -4pm or 9am-5pm and spans 5 over 7 days, there is the very rare occasion when there is an evening shift.

The salary for this role is up to £19,000 per annum working of a 37 hour working week contract.


Candidate Role

  • Assist in the daily running of the kitchen
  • Assume responsibility for the running of the kitchen in the absence of the head chef
  • Uphold dish specifications requirements
  • Report directly to the head chef
  • Assist in food preparation and service
  • Maintain a hygienic and safe working environment
  • Help develop junior members of the team
  • Minimise wastage of ingredients
  • Participate in menu development, costings etc
  • Ensure stock rotation procedures are adhered to

Candidate Specification

  • Must have several years working in quality, fresh food sites
  • Experience at sous chef level is preferred. However, a strong senior CDP or junior sous may be considered
  • Must have excellent communication and management skills
  • Be tidy and efficient worker
  • Experience managing various kitchen sections would be preferred
  • Have a keen eye for fine detail
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Have the ability and drive to develop your career and skill set

The Employer


  • Busy, fresh food café
  • Competitive salary
  • Great work-life balance on hours


This is a fantastic opportunity for a chef looking for a decent work/life balance while keeping a solid foot working in a fresh food site alongside passionate chefs creating seasonal dishes to a high level.




Extra Information

Contact our consultants today for more information on this exciting position- 01422 893 009


In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of the eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.


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