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Sous Chef

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

A great, brand-new opportunity has become available for a Sous Chef to join our kitchen team at Strathallan School in Perth. This is a boarding school in our Independents by Sodexo business segment – to find out more click here.

We offer three services a day of high-level, fresh from scratch food offer, 7 days a week and due to the nature of the site you would be required to work 5 days out of 7 with occasional evening (up to 7.30pm) work to cover events. You would have a minimum of NVQ L2 in Catering, Food Safety L3, effective communication skills and experience in a similar role.

We offer a salary up to £27,500, Sodexo employee benefits and great professional development opportunities as well as entering the upcoming “FutureChef” competition in 2022.

This role is subject to Safer Recruitment checks and the successful applicant will be required to complete a PVG check.


Role Responsibility

  • Provide catering service to company standard within scope of the contract
  • To provide innovations and new ideas to ensure customer and client retention
  • To ensure services are provided on time and within contract specification
  • To assist with the operation of menu planning system
  • Assist in maintaining an efficient ordering system
  • Assist in maintaining an efficient kitchen record system
  • Assist in maintaining Health Safety and Quality awareness, actively review systems and processes to deliver on our Health and Safety standards at site.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of menu cycles, taking in to account provenance and seasonality
  • Good financial awareness with the ability to analyse budgets, sales figures and forecasts
  • Support and oversee the day-today running by means of food standards, customer service, service delivery and attention to detail.
  • Act as kitchen lead and management in the absence of the Head chef
  • Deliver on best practice, innovation and value-added tasks

The Ideal Candidate

  • A minimum of NVQ L2 in Catering
  • Food Safety L3
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in a similar role is essential
  • Computer literate
  • Basic numeracy / literacy skills
  • IOSH or similar - desirable

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. This role will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

Package Description

Up to £27,500 depending on experience

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster and much more!



About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation. 

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.



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