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Sous Chef

York Commercial Ltd
28,500 per annum
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Role Description

Are you a skilled chef who would appreciate a healthy balance between your professional and personal life, without split shifts and being off-duty over the festive season?

We are looking for a talented, professional Sous Chef to join us at one of the country’s leading Universities. You will assist in the running of one of our busy production kitchens at the University of York, helping the Head Chef to maintain the high standards of catering, hygiene and health and safety which we currently achieve. Whilst giving you the chance to enhance your skill set, whether that be in fine dining or mass catering.

You will work with innovative Head Chefs who will continually help you develop your skills. You will also work with on-trend food concepts such as food trucks, pizza pods and trendy cafes and have the opportunity to work across multiple sites. You will be responsible for all aspects of the food, from preparation to presentation, whilst assisting and coaching the junior team members to achieve the same. 

Key requirements:

  • Possess a minimum of City & Guilds 706/1/2 (or NVQ Level 2 equivalent) and a basic food hygiene certificate
  • Wide knowledge of international and home market cuisine
  • Experience with fresh food and menu development
  • Ability to work in a fast paced kitchen

The salary offered is £28,500 per annum, averaging 37 hours per week on a 5 over 7 basis. 

The majority of shifts will fall between Monday to Friday, with no split shifts. Occasional weekend work may be needed, and flexibility is essential to ensure the smooth day to day running of the kitchen.

Additional hours may be required on occasion to meet business demand. Where overtime occurs, time off at a later date will be granted when appropriate or otherwise paid. 

YCL has a fantastic rewards package available including:

  • Generous annual leave of 38 days including 8 statutory public holidays
  • Downtime over Christmas and New Year 
  • Relevant training is provided for free such as food safety and allergen training
  • Chef whites provided
  • Enhanced company and workplace pension schemes (terms and conditions apply)
  • Enhanced company sick pay, maternity and paternity pay (terms and conditions apply)
  • Discounts at local and national retailers, restaurants and attractions
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including cycle to work and campus nursery
  • 10% off at campus Nisa supermarkets and many campus catering outlets
  • Concession rates at York Sport Village and Centre
  • A supportive and friendly working environment
  • Free and confidential wellbeing support 24/7
  • Affordable on-site parking

Take a look at YCL's Career webpages to find out more about YCL, what we do and what we offer.

Please note that if a suitable candidate is found, this position may close at any time.

York Commercial Ltd (YCL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of York. The Head Office is situated at the University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD. The successful candidate will be appointed on YCL terms and conditions of employment.

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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