0012 - 2022 - Gees Restaurant & Bar - Oxford - High res - Recruitment - Work With Us - The Oxford Collection

Junior Sous Chef, Gees

Situated in Oxford City Centre, Gees is an independent, lively restaurant, bar, and terrace within a unique Victorian conservatory. Serving a Mediterranean-inspired menu using the best ingredients, simply prepared and expertly cooked, Gees remains loyal to its traditions of providing quality food and service in the most beautiful restaurant in Oxford.

With an ambitious expansion and refurbishment project completed in Spring 2022, Gees doubled in capacity with the addition of ‘Gees Gallery’, an adjacent private dining space for up to 50 guests, and ‘Secret Garden’; a covered and heated private terrace for up to 60 diners.

The Oxford Collection is an independently owned group of hotels and restaurants in central Oxford, a small, privately owned group of hotels and restaurants comprising Gees Restaurant &, the Old Parsonage Hotel, Parsonage Grill, the Old Bank Hotel and Quod Restaurant & Bar.

We offer support, training, and development opportunities to help your career flourish. We believe that investment in each and every one of our ‘collectives’ is key to the success of our business and the happiness of our customers. As a member of our team, we are looking for an exceptional candidate who shares these values.

We are looking for a Junior Sous Chef to join the kitchen team run by Matthew Smith, Head Chef.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Thrive on giving guests a memorable experience
  • Support the Sous Chef and Head Chef with the induction and training of new kitchen team members
  • Have effective time management skills
  • Be passionate about cooking seasonal ingredients
  • Have experience in similar restaurants, although full training will be provided

Typical duties of this role are:

  • Confidence in running and overviewing all the sections in the kitchen
  • Ensure consistency in delivering the Restaurant’s high standards
  • Maintain prep levels appropriate to sales volume
  • Ensure all deliveries are put away as soon as it arrives and stock is rotated using the First In First Out method checking “Use by Dates”
  • Attend and participate in all team meetings

We offer a sensible shift pattern across a 45-hour week (Monday to Sunday rota with 2 days off) with an OTE up to £14.52 per hour, £33,976 per year.

Based on 45 hours per week, including non-contractual tronc (service charge).

In return we offer:

  • Meals on duty
  • 50% discount on food within our restaurants
  • £500 recruitment incentive
  • Membership in our Employee Assistance Programme with Hospitality Action
  • Pension scheme
  • 28 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays per annum
  • Paid day off on your birthday
  • Team awards and prizes

Eligibility to work within the UK must be proven and two references should be available on request.