Sous Chef [Events]

We're looking for you London!

Let's face it, it's a pretty tough recruitment market at the moment and it seems everyone is looking for that special someone. Here at The Standard, we take a slightly different approach and look far and wide for individuals that bring a unique perspective with them to our team (not a 5 page CV).

We do not ask you to conform, read from a script or follow the rules (ok sometimes there are rules) but not when it comes down to you being able to express yourself or celebrate your individuality. We can’t promise you marriage at first sight, but we think you'll kinda like us and want to stick around for a while.

We are defined by our richness of personality and diversity of background and lifestyle so if you think you have what it takes to be a Sous Chef [Events] at The Standard London, we'd love to hear from you.

Your role

As a Sous Chef [Events] you are an integral part of the kitchen management team and report directly to the Head Chef. You will contribute in the execution of all daily culinary operations and assist in supervising all culinary team members. Most importantly you will oversee all Event service delivery and monitor food quality [from canape parties through to sit down dinners] from the pass and up to the Event spaces. As a Sous Chef you possess solid skills such as coaching, training, disciplining and mediating in conflicts. You are patient, empathetic and supportive towards you team, even in the most stressful situations. And of course, you show pride in your work and hold yourself and your team to highest standards.

As part of the kitchen management team, you will also assist in many various aspects of kitchen management, from the daily production of food and quality control of products, stock control, food hygiene and HACCP.

Do you have what it takes to be a Sous Chef [Events] at The Standard

While we take every detail of design and guest experience seriously, we do not take ourselves too seriously. ‘Standard People’ are at the heart of our brand; vivid, dynamic and engaging. You’ll intrinsically understand the unique microcosm and the context of our venues and city you represent.

While prior experience as a Sous Chef [Events] is always useful all are welcome at the Standard; you will have however an uncompromised and natural flair for service and be able to build genuine relationships with guests that enable us to not only pre-empt needs but foresee desires. In addition to this you will also need…

  • A proven track record in a similar Sous Chef or Senior Chef de Partie role with the ability to inspire and motivate, with experience ideally gained in a similar ‘Lifestyle’, large multi-site restaurant/kitchen or high profile Event Space
  • Professional culinary & food safety qualifications to a minimum of level 2 or 3
  • To be highly motivated and pro-active; act with professionalism and positivity in all interactions
  • Able to multi-task with excellent time management skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • Experience and proficiency across a range of kitchen management disciplines including stock management control and menu planning; ideally gained in a high volume, fast-paced kitchen
  • The ability to develop and deliver effective training to maintain consistent service standards throughout your team
  • A flexible approach to working hours with the ability to work shifts, including weekends and nights

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates prior to commencing employment.

About Us

Housed in the former Camden Town Hall Annex in London’s thriving King’s Cross neighbourhood, the 1974 Brutalist building has been meticulously restored and sets the perfect stage for The Standard’s first hotel outside America. The hotel playfully respects the building's history while creating new expansive spaces for the neighbourhood to play from our bars, terraces, restaurants, lounges and event spaces throughout the building. New for 2021 are our dedicated event spaces and we are now seeking an Event Manager as we prepare to launch this new events destination.

A meeting space, but make it cute.

The Standard Townhouse on 8 is a new events and meeting destination designed for work and play in mind. Taking inspiration from a 1980s New York Townhouse, it features a living space with mid-century cool sofas, a vinyl library and listening area, two dining spaces, a working kitchen and sweeping wrap around terrace with views of the London skyline. While on 9 The Standard Townhouse has a simple modular design and can easily be transformed from 3 separate rooms into one larger space, all complete with floor-to-ceiling views of the city of London and St Pancras clocktower and station. On 10 you’ll find a cocktail bar and party spot like nothing you’ve seen before – Sweeties is located directly across from Decimo and is interior design cat nip. Velvet curtains, plush orange couches, Instagrammable-carpets and a marble-topped bar. The space is the ideal setting for night time soirees, parties or mixers and accessible via our exterior lift.

In addition to our dedicated spaces in the Townhouse all of our bars and restaurants are available for private hire. On the ground floor, you'll find Double Standard, our street-facing bar and restaurant home of our legendary burger, Aperol Spritz slushy and our Bottomless Sunday Brunch. (Don't forget to book!) Next door is The Library Lounge, where our carefully curated library pays homage to the building’s original use, and, our Sounds Studio, home of our virtual culture hub, Sometimes Radio. Our 10th-floor restaurant, Decimo is back, where Chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias’ showcases his live-fire cooking surrounded by 360-degree views of London - only accessible by our iconic exterior red pill lift.

Benefits Include

  • Competitive Tronc Scheme
  • Meals on duty
  • Uniform Provided
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Rates across all Standard properties
  • F&B Discounts
  • Recruitment Referral Bonus up to £1000
  • Tuition Aid Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan & regular social activities

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