Sous Chef
at Edwardian Hotels London - Careers Site

Date Posted: 08/01/2020

Job Description



Corporate/Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street/ 12849_28071_RFT_F03


At the heart of Edwardian Hotels London is a simple founding belief, that from back of house to the boardroom we are all Hosts. Everyone is encouraged to express their individuality and initiative, and to bring their passion to work. (We may wear uniforms, but we don’t believe in uniformity.)

Everything we do is driven by a desire to exceed our guests’, clients and partners expectations. To surprise and delight. To make the time our guests choose to spend with us genuinely exceptional. So that even the shortest stay with us, will last long in their memory. Everyone who works here does this every day across our portfolio of brands, in highly prestigious locations in London and beyond.

For 40 years Edwardian Hotels  London has built upon this ambition, and as a family owned company we’re proud of the freedom our independence gives us to grow our business on a relentless and memorable curve – upwards.

With an enviable collection of luxurious distinctive hotels and restaurants such as The May Fair Hotel, Radisson Blu Edwardian London Hotels, Steak and Lobster, Scoff and Banter, May Fair Kitchen, Annayu and May Fair Bar; in the most desirable locations of the UK's most vibrant cities, EHL's vision is unique: To Be Memory Makers.

Being a Memory Maker as a Sous Chef

In this role, you will become part of the Edwardian family and work within Food Production in Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street

The Role

  • As a Sous Chef you will make a safe hygiene kitchen environment, create new menus and recipes to assist the Head Chef, manage food purchasing and storage. You may be needed to run the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef and Senior Sous Chef, ensuring the brigade delivers high culinary standards.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads the daily operation of the kitchen
  • Coordinates the inventory, purchasing and disbursement of all supplies with the food and beverage controller
  • Ensures that proper sanitation practices are followed
  • Recruits and selects staff
  • Ensures proper staffing and adequate supplies for all stations
  • Assists the team in the preparation of reports summarizing Food & Beverage profitability, payroll expense, customer satisfaction, etc.
  • Prioritises and assigns work
  • Monitors and proactively responds to the local marketplace Monitors and proactively responds to the local marketplace
  • Keeps current with local competition
  • Takes appropriate action to maintain the competitive status and profitability of the operation
  • Develops and implements strategies and practices which support employee engagement
  • Recruits and selects qualified candidates
  • Provides employees with the orientation and training needed to understand expectations and perform job responsibilities
  • Communicates performance expectations and provides employees with on-going feedback
  • Provides employees with coaching and counseling as needed to achieve performance objectives and reach their fullest potential
  • Leads by example, and motivates employees, communicating and reinforcing the vision to employees
  • Provides employees with the tools necessary to perform job responsibilities, by assuming responsibility for ordering equipment and linen
  • Seeks opportunities to improve the guest experience by seeking feedback and developing strategies to improve department and hotel services
  • and uses teamwork to provide excellent guest service
  • Ensures the highest quality of product within cost constraints by supervising and participating in the preparation of food
  • Adheres to Edwardian Hotels London standards of food quality, recipes and preparation
  • Assists in overseeing all kitchen operational areas
  • Follows proper staffing guidelines
  • Supervises the proper set up and readiness of each item on menus
  • Oversees the seasonings, portions and appearance of food served
  • Stores unused food properly to minimise waste and maximise quality
  • Assures smooth kitchen operation by co-ordinating with related Food and Beverage Departments

Key Requirements


Key Requirements

  • Holds a Level 3 Food and Hygiene certificate
  • Have a good level of food product knowledge, and an understanding of menu content and impact, and pricing guidelines.
  • Has a good command of the English language
  • Understands the strategic positioning of the hotel & company within the competitive market
  • Has knowledge of Edwardian Hotels London systems & procedures.
  • Competent in the use of Micros Management, Micro soft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, E-mail, Internet, food ordering systems
  • Is confident in communicating & establishing rapport with colleagues
  • Possesses a good level of Performance Management/Supervisory skills
  • Has effective coaching skills i.e. develops and guides others in professional growth and performance enhancement through assuring clarity of goals, employing reflective listening skills, and facilitating the generation of options and action planning

 We Believe In Developing and Delighting Our Hosts So You Will Receive

  • Competitive Salary
  • Career development opportunities and wide range of Training Programs
  • 28 paid holidays per annum including Bank Holidays
  • Complimentary hot meals and salad bar, teas, coffees and juices provided each day
  • Uniforms provided per role requirement
  • Discounts on food and beverage up to 30% in all Edwardian restaurants and bars
  • Discounts on Spas and beauty treatments
  • Preferential accommodation rates for all Edwardian Hotels for Hosts, friends and family

All Hosts must have valid permission to live and work in the United Kingdom. Verification of documentation will be undertaken as part of the recruitment process.


Job Snapshot

About Us

Welcome to Edwardian Hotels London.

Edwardian Hotels London is a collection of luxury hotels in central London, Heathrow, and Manchester. Our hotels provide luxury without pretension. Individually designed rooms, the latest technology, new meeting spaces, chic restaurants and bars and service that focuses on every detail of your stay, so that you do not have to.

With an enviable collection of distinctive hotels and restaurants such as The May Fair Hotel, Radisson Blu Edwardian London Hotels, Steak and Lobster, Scoff and Banter, May Fair Kitchen, Annayu and May Fair Bar; in the most desirable locations of the UK's most vibrant cities, Edwardian Hotel's vision is unique: To Be Memory Makers.