Mayflower Theatre is looking to recruit an experienced Junior Sous Chef to work in the kitchen of our award winning restaurant, Ovation in creating amazing dishes for our theatre audiences and corporate events.

 Your main duties:

  • Assist the Head Chef and Sous Chef in the kitchen
  • Run any section in a busy service
  • Preparation and service of quality food for Ovation and Events ensuring a consistent high standard
  • Ensure self and kitchen assistants comply with Food Hygiene and Health & Safety regulations
  • Help to ensure a very effective and happy motivated atmosphere in the kitchen

You will have:

  • Minimum Level 2 in Food Hygiene
  • Relevant qualification in food preparation
  • Experience working in high quality restaurants, banqueting, fine dining and rosette experience preferred
  • Knowledge and appreciation of modern British cooking and current trends
  • Good level of general education and understanding of the English Language

What’s in it for you?

  • Salary is £23,000 pa plus benefits including pension and 28 days holiday
  • 45 hours per week, you will work mainly straight shifts
  • Very attractive working hours, normally finishing before 9pm. Sometimes functions do require later finishes
  • Shared gratuities paid every four weeks
  • Chefs whites and shoes provided
  • Staff discount on theatre tickets

How to apply

Please apply in writing with your CV and covering letter to by post to:
HR Department
Mayflower Theatre
Empire Lane
SO15 1AP.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 3 March 2019.
Ref: OV 05

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a short telephone interview, to confirm availability, prior to being invited for a work trial and formal interview.

Due to a high volume of applications, we will be unable to contact every candidate individually. Successful candidates will be contacted within four weeks. 

No agencies please.


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