Sous Chef

Kingshouse Hotel
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A hotel to be proud of. A brilliant team. A historic, iconic location. It’s a little like working in a postcard.

One of the family...

The clue is in the name. We’re a family business through and through – family owned, family run, with a warm family welcome for guests and team alike (no embarrassing hugs or kisses though). Our seven hotels are unique (quirky even) and set in three stunning Scottish locations. Some are big, some are small and all offer good food & drink, great beds and a ton of outdoor and indoor things to do and a fun place to work.

The Kingshouse in Glencoe

A Scottish institution given a new lease of life. The Kingshouse Hotel is part landmark hotel, part adventurer’s bunkhouse – slap-bang in Glencoe and on Scotland’s world-famous West Highland Way. We have 57 bedrooms offering a great night’s sleep plus the bunkhouse offering shared rooms, a restaurant and two bars. Everyone is welcome and everyone will feel at home.

Our estate-to-plate ethos runs through all our restaurant and bar menus. Inspired by our location and Scotland’s abundant land and sea larder we use the best of ingredients to guarantee our guests an exceptional experience, brimming with Scottish hospitality and flavour.

About the role

You’ll train and motivate our team of chefs - have an eye for quality, consistency and portion control. A great coach, mentor and communicator, you’ll pass on your passion and knowledge of food to the team and be able to step up and lead the team in the Head Chef’s absence.

You’ll also build good relationships with the front of house team to make sure our guests get an exceptional customer experience.

 

What we need from you:

Sous Chef Experience – in similar 4 or 5 star setting
Leadership – a natural leader- we want happy, confident, motivated teams
Passion – an obvious enthusiasm for Scottish Food produce and menu development
Business Acumen – you’ll understand GP and manage budgets
Standards – the serious bit…you’ll have a good knowledge of Health and Safety
Creativity - we want you to bring your flair and individuality to the table
Team focus – there are no egos here, just hard-working people who love creating memorable experiences for every guest
Ideas and openness – we’re up for doing things differently and will try (almost) everything once
Fun and easy to talk to – we’re looking for personality, not a corporate clone
Flexibility – there’s no problem you can’t fix


You’ll get:

Development / Career progression – we’re committed to developing our people and will provide training opportunities to help you progress your career in hospitality 
As a member of our Management Team you’ll also have the opportunity to join our Management Development Programme (MDP)
Great benefits – including pension, leisure membership, and discounts on food and hotel stays
Live-in accommodation – in one of the world’s most stunning locations
Uniform – We’ll provide uniform


Getting here

We’ll supply regular transport for our team members who work shifts.

We’re only a 40 minute drive from Fort William and 1 hour from Oban

For those wanting to use public transport, you can catch a bus just five minutes from the Hotel. Buses also go from here to Glasgow/Edinburgh or North through the Highlands to Inverness – a couple of hours either way. There’s up to eight a day in summer and a few less in winter so good for getting away on your days off.

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