Location: Tichborne, Alresford, Hampshire
Transport: There are no public transport links to Tichborne village, so access to your own transport is essential
Hours: Full Time, 48 hrs per week, including paid breaks
Salary: £26,000-28,000 per year, plus tips
Experience: Ideally 1 year in a senior chef role
Situated in the beautiful countryside village of Tichborne, just 10 minutes from Winchester, The Tichborne Arms is a truly special pub. Currently undergoing major renovations, a newly fit out kitchen will service two indoor pub dining areas, beautifully landscaped gardens and two outdoor terraces. Fresh produce will be at the heart of everything we do, sourced locally and from our very own kitchen garden. Wholesome, hearty, rustic fare, served in beautiful surroundings by a fun and friendly team to ensure our guests have an enchanting experience every visit... in a nutshell that's what we're all about. Our new Sous Chef will be key to ensuring that unforgettable dining experience for every guest.
As Sous Chef you’ll be right at the cutting edge of our kitchen’s creativity. Second in command to the Head Chef, you will add your experience and wisdom to the team mix. Food is a serious business at The Tichborne Arms, you’ll be working in a newly-renovated kitchen to create fabulous, fresh dishes – using the best of seasonal, local ingredients sourced from local suppliers and the kitchen garden that will be tended by our own team. As deputy to the Head Chef, you will take full control of the kitchen when they’re away. It is a great opportunity to make your mark and you’ll be supported every step of the way by the Head Chef and owners to develop your career. We are progressive, fast-evolving and value our team’s input to continue to develop what we do.
Who Are We Looking For?
You’ll need to be a talented chef with a passion for fresh ingredients, a great eye for presentation in a rustic style and a love of kitchen camaraderie. You’ll be able to bring out the best in others and you’ll take immense pride in every successful service. A hygiene qualification, excellent food knowledge and allergen awareness are all essential for this role. An interest in and knowledge of fire and grill cooking, smoking, foraging and tending a kitchen garden would also be advantageous. Ultimately though, we are interested in your personality and potential – not just your previous experience. You must be able to thrive under pressure, have great communication skills, and be able to lead a team; setting yourself and others the highest standards.
Pay and Perks
We like to treat others how we want to be treated. As part of the Tichborne Arms team, you are offered the following perks in return for all your hard work:
A genuine and happy place to work in with a great atmosphere
Competitive salary, plus tips
Balanced working week with 2 days off in a row
Up to 50% off food and drink
Fresh and wholesome meals provided whilst on duty
28 days holiday per year
Working in a like-minded team who share your passion for high quality, creative and fresh food & drinks and providing outstanding hospitality
An opportunity to grow and develop your career