Sous Chef

The Lovat Loch Ness

  • Contact: caroline gregory

Join this dynamic team and help produce some incredible dishes to wow our 60,000+ Instagram followers!

Aside from creating beautiful dishes - you must be able to:

·         assist the Head Chef with the management of the kitchen brigade, its supplies, its food production as well as assisting with menu design, event planning, cost controls and supplier development;

·         maintain consistent quality for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Brasserie as well as any events and functions – with food production at a minimum 3 rosette standard;

·         design, plan and assist in the production of daily staff meals;

·         contribute to ensuring the highest level of hygiene over and above statutory requirements, making sure that all HACCP records are up-to-date;

·         effectively & efficiently second manage the kitchen:  controlling waste, to maximise the 72% GP;

·         maintain a wage% of 34 or below whilst motivating the brigade; and

·         ensure that the kitchen runs efficiently in the chef’s absence with a strong focus on the customer experience



  • Must be a good second manager
  • Must have had at least 2 year’s Junior Sous or Sous Chef experience at a minimum 2 rosette level
  • Advantageous to have had some 3 rosette experience
  • Must be able to handle responsibility & uphold whatever standard is set
  • Aware of current trends & fashions
  • Must be creative
  • Must have a good level of knowledge of all sections of the kitchen
  • Must be enthusiastic
  • Must have a mature professional attitude
  • Must have excellent attention to detail
  • Must be hands on
  • Must be a good communicator
  • Must be customer focused at all times
  • Must be quality driven
  • Should be able to multi-task
  • Should have relevant hygiene, health & safety training
  • Must be able to listen, take orders, directions & take criticism
  • Must be willing to learn
  • Must be actively keen to enhance their personal development
  • Must be ambitious
  • Must set an example to the rest of the team

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