Brakspear Job Roles

Sous Chef

Reporting to the Head Chef

The role involves:

  • Running of the kitchen on a day to day basis in the absence of the Head Chef
  • Lead & inspire the brigade to ensure the kitchen runs smoothly at all times
  • Help to develop and train the junior chefs
  • Ensure consistency of produce throughout the kitchen
  • Supervise service ensuring the cooking and presentation of food is compliant with company standards
  • Support the Head Chef to ensure targets are met with labour and food costs
  • Systems compliance company and legal –HCCAP, Allergen updates, COSHH & SFBB
  • Contributing to menu development sessions with the Head Chef

What we are looking for from you

  • A serious passion for food
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Commitment and loyalty
  • A desire to grow with the company


Being the right person is the most important qualification, here are some other ones we look for


Preferably a NVQ level 3 or equivalent in Cooking

Food Hygiene level 3 or above

Skill set

  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team whilst undertaking a leadership role
  • Identify ways to improve profitability
  • Demonstrate an up to date and in depth understanding of cooking, trends & methods
  • Continually strive to achieve goals & objectives
  • Lead by example and offer clear direction to team
  • Be uncompromising in achieving company standard
  • Computer illiterate knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook



 Previous jobs

  • Have previous experience working in a similar role
  • Stability and honesty
  • Dedication and passion