Sous Chef As the sous chef you'll be expected to make sure the team are producing top-quality cuisine and that chefs with talent are trained and developed. In addition, you’ll have to take charge of the kitchen in the head chef’s absence.


Key Responsibilities

  • Running the kitchen when the head chef is away
  • Ensuring your team has high culinary standards
  • Managing food purchasing and storage
  • Maintaining a safe and hygienic kitchen environment
  • Helping create new recipes and write menus
  • What do I need for this post?

  • A flair with ingredients
  • An ability to stay calm when the pressure mounts
  • Strong leadership skills to motivate your team of chefs
  • Ability to take direction from the Head Chef or Sous Chef
  • First rate culinary skills
  • Obviously, you won’t get far if you can’t cook, but to really see some action behind the stove, you need passion and a love of ingredients. You'll be someone who performs well under pressure and recognises the importance of motivating and leading junior members of staff who may also be working under pressure. If interested please send your CV and a covering letter to: Recruitment@dumfries-house.org.uk with the title Cooking is my Passion. Salary commensurate with experience.