Sous Chef

with Alpine Elements

newspaper Catering Summer Work
location France, France
start date Summer Season, May- September
salary Upon Application
accommodation includedAccommodation included
training providedTraining provided

We realise that our resort staff have been instrumental in the continued success of the company and we hand pick our staff not only for their experience but more importantly for their enthusiasm and outgoing and friendly nature to run our resorts and chalets. Subsequently we want our staff to be the best in order for us to continue to provide that ‘little bit extra’. If you feel you have what it takes and want to be part of a company that is committed to excellence then we are the company for you.

typical day A Typical Day in the Job

As Sous Chef you will assist in the running every aspect of the Hotel Kitchen. Supporting the

Head Chef in the management of a team of chefs (size of team is dependent on property

size), you would take responsibility for ensuring the preparation, delivery and service of food

within your property. You will also ensure that the kitchen environment is a clean, tidy,

efficient and safe working environment meeting our high company standards and in

compliance with UK and Local law. You will train, monitor and ensure all staff adhere to

HCCAP best practice to ensure food and hygiene standards are exceptional. As an Alpine

Elements Sous Chef you will motivate, train and develop your team of chefs through

performance management and set objectives to ensure a succession plan is

implemented. You will also liaise with the Head Chef and Hotel Manager to ensure

appropriate placements are offered to your team in line with their development plans. As a

Sous Chef you will assist the Head Chef in leading and inspiring your kitchen team to achieve

and exceed our customer expectations throughout the season. At Alpine Elements we look

for Sous Chefs who are talented, friendly and passionate about their role.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

Customer Focus

 To ensure that guests expectations in terms of Food are exceeded at all times

 To ensure you achieve the set target for customer feedback in terms of “Food


 Ensure that all customer complaints are resolved and responded to in a timely and

efficient manner

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 Assist the Head Chef and in their absence prepare and deliver to the highest standard

the Hotel set menu, ensuring that our guests expectations are met at all times

 Anticipate and cater for a variety of dietary requirements on an adhoc basis to


 Ensure the kitchen environment is a clean, safe work environment meeting local and

UK HCCAP regulations

 Assist the head chef in training, management and development of the kitchen team

including; rotas, discipline, setting objectives and regular reviews of performance

and staff motivation

 Assist the Head Chef and in their absence ensure strict stock control procedures for

wastage, portion control, spillage, leakage

 Assist where required in the completion of the weekly accounts and administrative

tasks for all areas of the Kitchen including; Ordering, Stock Control, Sales and HCCAP

to set deadlines and using this information to ensure that all budgets/sales targets

are being meet

 To develop and maintain relationships with all suppliers ensuring all deliveries meet

our requirements for On Time, HCCAP and following up on any Back Orders and

reimbursement for out of stock items

 To identify, initiate, market and monitor incremental sales for packed lunches and

liaise with the restaurant supervisor to ensure the set menu promotes the sales of


 Liaise with the Restaurant Supervisor to assist in the Hotel Assistant teams

knowledge and description of the set menu, to guests

 Implementing, monitoring and recording all HCCAP and COSHH requirements


 Taking a proactive approach to stock control and ordering ensuring that expenditure

remains within set budgets

 To ensure that all sales targets are being achieved throughout the season

Key Relationships:

o Internal: Head Chef, Catering Manager, Hotel Manager, Restaurant / Bar Supervisors

o External: Suppliers, Property Owners.

ideal candidate Who are we looking for?

Each of the criteria below is rated as Essential (E), Highly Desirable (HD) or Desirable (D). We
place considerable emphasis on your Personal Qualities as the training and support we
provide can often strengthen any weaknesses that exist in other areas.
Personal Qualities
o Strong social/People skills/Cheerful/Outgoing (E)
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o Highly Motivated (E)
o Passionate / Enthusiastic (E)
o Ability to work alone and as part of a team (E)
o Ability to cope under pressure (E)
o Willingness to work hard / long hours (E)
o Adaptable / Flexible Attitude (E)
o Honest and Trustworthy (E)
Skills & Ability
o Customer Service (E)
o Communication Skills (E)
o Problem Solving and Complaint Handling (E)
o Planning Organisational Skills (E)
o Literate and Numerate (E)
o IT / Admin / Social Media (E)
o Training Mentoring (E)
o Food Hygiene Certification
o NVQ Level 2 or 3, BTEC or City and Guilds 701 &702 or Equivalent or relevant
experience (E)
o Relevant Transferable work Experience (E)
o People/ Team management / Supervisory Experience (E)
o Catering for between 35 to 170 covers (E)
o Catering to 4* (4 course set menu) Standard (E)

our offer What we can offer you

At Alpine Elements we realise that hard work and commitment should be rewarded, so we will provide our seasonal staff with:
· A competitive salary,
· Transport to and from resort from a London departure point
· Accommodation, including utilities
· 2 Meals per day
· Branded uniform
· Access to use of sports equipment e.g. bikes, paddleboard.
· Lift Pass for hiking or biking on the mountain
· Emergency Medical Insurance
· Friends & Family discount whilst you are working your season
· Staff Concessions on our holidays for up to 13 months after you’ve completed your season
· Discounts on a range of sporting equipment provided by our suppliers e.g. Sun God sunglasses, Specialised - Mountain Bikes, Mystic – Sailing, Yachting, Windsurfing apparel and equipment, Snow Shop ski & casual clothing.


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