Senior Sous Chef

Posted 28 March 2024
Salary £30,000 - £35,000 PER YEAR
Job type Permanent Full Time
Discipline Kitchen

Job description

Join our Cook Family as Senior Sous Chef be part of a remarkable team that is the heart of the Kitchen.


£30,000 - £35,000 per year


Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm will need some flexibility due to being a 24/7 operation


About COOK

  • At COOK we make remarkable food for your freezer at our kitchen in Kent. We’re market leaders and (more importantly) our food tastes incredible. We have over 80 shops and a rapidly growing online business.
  • We’re independent (family-owned) and always will be because it allows us to do things the right way, not the fast way.
  • We believe in business as a force for good in society and have certified as one of the UK’s first B Corporations to help us measure what matters when it comes to our impact on our environment, our people and our community.


Your Team

Lead a brigade of chefs to create remarkable food, striving to be Britain’s best kitchen…


Core Responsibilities

  • Create our meals by following our recipes to ensure all our food is consistently of the same high quality.
  • Use your knowledge of our food to ensure it is of the correct specification. Try products prior to decanting and do your upmost to rectify any concerns.
  • Sign off all relevant paperwork and ensure information on unity (internal database) has been inputted correctly
  • Communication is key. Ensure that you keep your team up to date with new products coming through the kitchen and team targets are communicated , everyone needs to be working towards the same goal.
  • You must ensure that all members of your team (including agency workers) are trained in all aspects of their role. This includes, all machinery, health and safety, and all relevant work instructions.
  • Based on menu plans, organise the teams work load, review frequently and liaise with your team and other departments to ensure the best utilisation of staff and equipment
  • Update the Head Chef regularly on the teams progress and raise any concerns you have without unnecessary delay.
  • Team Leadership. Develop good relations through fair and consistent leadership Conduct all necessary 121 meetings with your team whilst continually showcasing and living by our Values

Good to Have

  • Experience as a chef
  • NVQ level 1 and 2. (Or equivalent in catering)
  • Ability to run your section

Other bits

Excellent Benefits including paid breaks, free food, CookieJar Smart Spending discounts on leading brands, profit share, 30% staff discount and birthdays off and much more.

Based in Sittingbourne at our COOK Classics Kitchen

Ask us about flexible working.


Our vision for COOK has always been that we are a place where EVERYONE is welcome. We want everyone to feel like they belong at COOK. We all have different roles, different abilities and different personalities. By collaborating we can do remarkable things. Whatever your story, if you would like to grow with COOK please apply.