Sous Chef

Duchess and The Dressmaker

BrentwoodUp to £30,925 per annum dependant on experienceFull time

We are delighted to announce that we are opening a new bar in the heart of Brentwood, Essex in September 2024. The bar which is named The Duchess and The Dressmaker will sit within our high street premium offer with fresh seasonal food, on trend cocktails, great music, and events. The bar is in the centre of the town and will pick up trade from a wide base including locals, shoppers, and office workers.

We are now looking a talented Sous Chef to join our team, to support with the site set up and Recruitment of the kitchen team.

If your ambition is to build a career in a long established, successful family run business, where guests come first and quality is paramount, come and join us as a Sous Chef. We’re independent, so believe in investing in the future and we love home-grown talent. We treat all our people like part of the family – you’ll be respected, trained, coached and encouraged to grow in confidence, to achieve more than you thought you were capable of.

Sous Chef

So, if you’re as passionate as we are about maintaining quality standards and would enjoy helping create a stylish, vibrant bar offering great bar food from brunch through to dinner then you could be our next Sous Chef at our High Street Premium concept, an important part of the McMullen Family. We can offer you…

  • A competitive salary
  • An achievable bonus scheme
  • Contracted 45 hours a week
  • Shift flexibility
  • Weekly pay
  • A share of gratuities
  • 60% discounted meals when you are working
  • 25% discount on food and 20% off drinks for you and your friends on your day off
  • Family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity & Paternity pay
  • Fantastic training and career development through McMullen’s GROW Programme if you wish to progress
  • A step into a progressive Company who treat people as a name, not a number
  • Full chef uniform

Key Responsibilities of a Sous Chef

  • Delivering the food concept to company standard and exceeding guest expectations
  • All aspects of food stock control including ordering, deliveries, stock taking and control of wastage
  • Supporting the Head Chef in the smooth running of the kitchen and deputising in their absence
  • Training and developing the kitchen team so that they can reach their potential
  • All aspects of Food Safety and Health & Safety compliance in accordance with the law and company policy

Previous experience of working within a busy kitchen is essential. You must be keen to develop, willing to take on responsibility and remain calm under pressure.

Salary: £29,927-£30,925 live out