Sous Chef - Accorhotels - Oxford - Wizbii

Sous Chef

  • By Accorhotels
  • August 2018
  • Oxford (United Kingdom)
  • Hospitality / Tourism

Job description

Key tasks

Working closely with the head the chef you will be responsible for the kitchen procedures in his absence, helping to deliver a high standard of service to our guests. You will need to be able to work well as a team, have a fine eye for detail & show good team management skills.

Overview of duties
• Guarantees a high standard of culinary services offered to guests
• In conjunction with the F&B Manager, prepares the hotel's F&B offers in line with the hotel's positioning (market, competition etc) and brand policy
• Is able to innovate and diversify services offered to guests
• Be able to motivate the kitchen staff in order to offer a high standard of service to guests
• Contribute to food hygiene, safety and quality in the hotel
Main responsibilities
Customer relations ' * Adapts to any specific requests made by guests
• Heeds any remarks made by guests
• Makes suggestions for tailor-made services on offer at the hotel'
Professional techniques / Production ' * Is jointly responsible for ensuring respect of job descriptions * Organises and supervises food preparations in line with the occupancy and consumption forecasts
• Prepares dishes and/or supervises preparation
• Supervises the different sections of the kitchen: production of hot and cold dishes, patisserie, dishwashing etc
• In conjunction with the Head chef and F&B Manager, prepares the menus and events menus
• Prepares the cooking instructions and ensures they are duly applied
• Oversees the whole workshift: ensures respect of the maximum waiting times defined by the brand, checks the presentation and temperature of dishes, in the head chefs absence.

• Coordinates with restaurant serving staff in order to ensure that service runs smoothly
• Ensures that all information is duly passed on to other departments as appropriate

Team management ' * Develops team spirit and motivation by creating a good working atmosphere
• Takes part in or validates recruitments
• Assist the welcome and integration of new employees
• Prepares and/or checks the work schedules in line with activity forecasts
• Applies labour legislation'
Commercial / Sales ' * Keeps track of trends in the restaurant market * Adapts the offer to suit changing customer expectations
• Regularly assesses the quality of services based on guests' remarks and quality audits
• Maintains excellent relations with suppliers
Management and administration”
• Orders merchandise in compliance with the group's purchasing policy
• Assist in the management of stocks and supplies
• Organises the department to suit need and optimises headcount to improve ''prime cost''
• Respects the productivity ratios as budgeted
• Carries out inventories, inputs data and explains consumption differences
• With the team, is continually looking for ways to improve costs and ratios while maintaining the high standard of service
• Is actively involved in end-of-month procedures and justifies any differences'
Hygiene / Personal safety / Environment ' * Ensures that the equipment and appliances under his/her responsibility are used correctly and kept in good condition by kitchen staff * Ensures the respect and due application of the rules of hygiene in the department (HACCP standards etc)
• Sets up an action plan following the hygiene analysis results and tracks implementation
• Checks that employees' uniforms are clean and in good condition
• Ensures that safety instructions are respected for the use of kitchen equipment
• Applies and ensures application of the hotel's security regulations (in case of fire etc)
• Respects and ensures respect of the hotel's commitments to the ''Environment

Mercure and its people

Hotels with individuality, passion for service and committed to quality and guest satisfaction.

Join a team of warm and friendly professionals who will share their love for hospitality.

Seeked profile


Level of Education Secondary professional education
Areas of study Cooking
Professional experiences 1 to 2 years
Languages essential English

Essential and optional requirements

Must be eligible to live and work in the UK without a work permit being required

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About Accorhotels


AccorHotels, l’hôtelier mondial de référence !

  • Une présence dans 100 pays. 
  • 4 300 hôtels et près de 620 000 chambres.
  • Un large portefeuille de marques, allant du luxe à l’économique : Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Rixos, MGallery, Grand Mercure, Pullman, Swissôtel, Angsana,The Sebel, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter, Adagio, ibis, ibis Styles, ibisbudget, hotelF1. 

Aujourd’hui, AccorHotels est bien plus qu’un leader mondial : c’est un groupe de 250 000 hôteliers qui partagent une même passion.
Notre ambition : être l’acteur hôtelier mondial de référence. Pour proposer à nos clients, collaborateurs, partenaires, une expérience unique. 
Pour cela, le Groupe a annoncé, le 3 juin 2015, élargir son terrain de jeu, pour accélérer sa transformation. AccorHotels devient plus ouvert, plus connecté et plus affirmé, et ce afin de continuer à bousculer les codes de l’hôtellerie.

Sous l’impulsion de Sébastien Bazin, Président-directeur général, la stratégie du Groupe s’appuie sur plusieurs fondamentaux :

  • un nouveau nom, AccorHotels, une nouvelle promesse, Feel Welcome, exprimés à travers une identité renouvelée.
  • deux expertises d’opérateur/franchiseur (HotelServices) et de propriétaire/investisseur
    (HotelInvest) ;
  •  un large portefeuille de marques de renommée internationale allant du luxe (Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, The Sebel), à l’économique (ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access et hotelF1) en passant par le milieu de gamme (Swissôtel, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter,
    Adagio) ;
  • la puissance de sa place de marché et de son programme de fidélité Le Club AccorHotels ;
  •  l’engagement depuis près de 50 ans d’un groupe citoyen et solidaire avec son programme de développement durable  PLANET 21.


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