Vacancies at Sussex Chef

If you are a true professional and have the determination to achieve the highest standards in all that you do, are polite with a courteous manner, then we want to hear from you! All others need not apply!

Waiting Staff

Sussex Chef are looking for waiting and bar staff to join our fun and friendly team of dedicated staff who are passionate and proud to deliver great food and drink.
We cater for a vast range of events from small intimate dining experiences, to lavish corporate events and beautiful rustic outdoor weddings so our staff need to be confident but also can be discrete when necessary and capable of relating to all guest types, in all situations.
Be a part of a small growing business where the passion for fine food and local produce is at the heart of everything we do.

Our Ideal candidate will be/have:

• Reliable and punctual
• Have previous hospitality experience (silver service preferred)
• Be over 18 and have a full driving licence with access to a car.
• A committed team player who enjoys working closely with others.
• Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
• Eager to learn, have a can-do attitude and enjoy going the extra mile.
• Keen to progress and take on responsibilities.
• Have excellent communication and customer service skills
• A mixture of hosting skills, waiting and beverage (bar/cocktail) knowledge would be ideal.
• Equally as important is a positive, proactive attitude and warm personality.

Your day-to-day duties may include:

• Setting up the event area including laying tables.
• Some loading and unloading of delivery vehicles.
• Serving food to customers in assorted styles such as a la carte, serving stations, buffet, BBQ and silver service fine dining.
• Serving drinks to the table and/or at the bar
• Ensuring plates, cutlery and glassware is cleared in the correct manor.
• Some preparation of desserts and cold sides such as salads
• Break down and clearing away of area at the end of the event.

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Kitchen Assistant

Sussex chef are looking for an enthusiastic and hard-working Kitchen assistant who will be an asset to our team and help to keep our busy kitchen running smoothly.

Our ideal candidate will be:

• Reliable and punctual.
• Comfortable with some heavy lifting.
• Available to work evenings and weekends.
• Have a flexible approach to working hours.
• Have a full and clean driving licence

Your day-to-day duties may include:

• Unloading deliveries.
• Organising the storeroom.
• Collecting and washing pots, pans, plates and cutlery.
• Getting pots, pans plates and cutlery back into use quickly.
• Washing and disinfecting kitchen appliances, work surfaces, floors and walls.
• Making sure kitchen equipment is properly stored.
• Removing and recycling waste from the kitchen.
• Basic food preparation.

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Chef

Sussex Chef are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Chef to join our team.
We cater for a vast range of events from small, intimate dining experiences, to lavish corporate events and beautiful rustic outdoor weddings. Our Chef’s need to be confident, but also discrete when necessary and be comfortable in a customer facing role. Be a part of a small growing business where the passion for fine food and local produce is at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for someone with a desire and passion to cook with fresh quality ingredients sources from local producers with great organisational and management skills.

Our ideal candidate will be / have:

• Reliable and punctual
• Over 25 (for insurance purposes)
• Full driving licence
• Happy to load and drive a high roofed long wheel base van to various locations as instructed. (Experience of driving larger vehicles is desired but not a necessity as training will be given)
• Experienced in event catering.
• A flexible approach to working hours and tasks
• Exceptional time management skills.
• Friendly and customer facing.

Your day-to-day duties may include:

• Leading the kitchen team in the Head Chef’s absence.
• Preparing food in advance and cooking on site at various venues, some with minimum facilities.
• Managing on-location temporary kitchens from afternoon tea, barbecues, weddings and fine dining
• Overseeing cleaning schedules and be responsible and diligent.
• Providing guidance to junior kitchen staff members, including, but not limited, to line cooking, food preparation, and dish plating.
• Overseeing and organising kitchen stock and ingredients.
• To ensure that all dishes are presented to the highest standard in terms of colour, content, balance, freshness and flavour
• To ensure that all purchases are for fresh ingredients (where possible) and are from nominated suppliers
• Ensuring a first-in, first-out food rotation system and verifies all food products are properly dated and organised for quality assurance.
• Working with existing systems to improve waste reduction and manage budgetary concerns.
• Supervising all food preparation and presentation to ensure quality and standards.
• Working with the Head Chef to maintain kitchen organisation, staff abilities and training opportunities.
• Verifying that food storage units all meet standards and are consistently well-managed.

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Chef / Cook

Sussex Chef are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Chef to join our team on a part time or temporary basis.
We cater for a vast range of events from small, intimate dining experiences, to lavish corporate events and beautiful rustic outdoor weddings. Our Chef’s need to be confident, but also discrete when necessary and be comfortable in a customer facing role. Be a part of a small growing business where the passion for fine food and local produce is at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for someone with a desire and passion to cook with fresh quality ingredients sources from local producers with great organisational and management skills.

Our ideal candidate will be / have:

• Reliable and punctual
• Over 25 (for insurance purposes)
• Full driving licence
• Happy to load and drive a high roofed long wheel base van to various locations as instructed. (Experience of driving larger vehicles is desired but not a necessity as training will be given)
• Experienced in event catering.
• A flexible approach to working hours and tasks
• Exceptional time management skills.
• Friendly and customer facing.

Your day-to-day duties may include:

• Daily food preparation for forthcoming events
• Estimating the daily production needs and checking the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.
• Ensuring that the production, preparation and presentation of food are of the highest quality at all times.
• Keeping cooking stations stocked, especially before and during prime operation hours.
• Managing food and product ordering by keeping detailed records and minimising waste.
• Ensuring the hygiene, safety and correct use of equipment and utensils.
• Produce own work in accordance with a deadline
• Checks periodically expiry dates and proper storage of food items in the section.
• To ensure that all dishes are presented to the highest standard in terms of colour, content, balance, freshness and flavour
• Supervising junior chefs or commis.

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