Sous Chef _ Hotel

  • £30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Employee discount

  • Maidstone, Kent

Job Title: Junior Sous Chef or Sous Chef

Location: Maidstone, Kent

Salary: £30,000 - £32,000 per annum

Company: Hotel (location to be discussed upon interview)

About Us:

Our client is a modern, stylish hotel located just outside Maidstone town centre, renowned for its commitment to excellence and high-quality service. Their varied and well-crafted menu is designed to accommodate high-volume services, serving an average of 100 covers each night of the week.

Position Overview:

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Sous Chef to join their culinary team. This role is ideal for a Senior Chef de Partie ready to take on more responsibility or a Junior Sous Chef seeking a new challenge. As a Sous Chef, you will play a pivotal role in our kitchen, contributing to the menu's creative and dynamic offerings and covering for the Head Chef in their absence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, cook, and present dishes to the highest standard.
  • Assist the Head Chef in creating seasonal menus that highlight fresh, local ingredients and seafood.
  • Ensure consistent quality in every dish served.
  • Maintain a clean, organised, and efficient kitchen environment.
  • Supervise and train junior kitchen staff as needed.
  • Manage stock levels and place orders to ensure fresh ingredients are always available.
  • Comply with health and safety regulations and food hygiene standards.


  • Proven experience as a Senior Chef de Partie, or Junior Sous Chef.
  • Passion for fresh, local ingredients and seafood.
  • Strong culinary skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organisational and multitasking abilities.
  • Team player with strong communication skills.
  • Relevant culinary qualifications and food hygiene certification.


  • Competitive salary of £30,000 - £32,000 per annum.
  • Opportunities for career progression within a growing establishment.
  • Staff discounts on hotel stays and dining.
  • Supportive and collaborative working environment.

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about creating exceptional dishes with fresh, local ingredients and want to be part of a dedicated and innovative team, we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your experience and why you are the perfect fit for this role.

Twentysix Recruitment is an independent Catering & Hospitality specialist agency. Providing nationwide coverage across the UK for all roles within the Catering sector. We approach our client's and candidates' needs from a highly knowledgeable viewpoint, with a thorough understanding of the current marketplace.

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