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Sous Chef

Job Title: Sous Chef
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Whitehaven, Cumbria
Salary: 23000 - 25000
Contact Name: Luke Chandler
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Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

We’re on the lookout for a talented Sous Chef or an experienced Junior Sous Chef who has a passion and flare for creating exciting and new dishes alongside the Cumbrian Food Champion Head Chef. You’ll have great opportunity to develop your own personality and experience within this fast paced and busy kitchen. You’ll have the support of the Head Chef to experiment with your own style in cooking and progress with your own culinary skills.

The restaurant is part of a larger enterprise which provides even greater opportunity for one-off dinners, events, weddings, parties and conferences among many other things. This is a new and developing business which has had a significant impact since opening and one in which you would have opportunity to contribute and develop.


Set in the beautiful county of Cumbria on the most north-western part of England lies this jewel of a restaurant, boasting views across the Solway Firth. You could sit for hours enjoying the views and indulging in an Afternoon Tea. The Establishment opened in 1959 and has gone from strength to strength since the Head Chef joined the team. They serve a typical European cuisine to a High-end Gastro style with the creative input of the whole kitchen team to create a superb dining experience for all.


As Sous Chef, you’ll be expected to demonstrate:

  • A keen eye for detail
  • A can-do attitude
  • A creative flair
  • A passion for success
  • To be a leader as well as take instructions
  • Encourage junior chefs
  • All aspects of SFBB
  • Know your COSHH
  • Working well under pressure and deadlines
  • A good knowledge of P&L
  • The ability to help hit company GP’s


  • A generous wage of up-to £25,000 with regular reviews
  • An idyllic location to work
  • The option to put your own spin on things
  • To work alongside a Head Chef who will take the time to train and mentor you
  • A work pension
  • 2 days off per week
  • 40+ hours all year round