Sous Chef

We're looking for strong Sous Chefs to join the team at The Emporium, part of the award-winning James’ Places, a progressive and expanding group of wedding venues, hotels, pubs, restaurants.

If you're ready for a new challenge and eager to help create a successful new team then read on!

About the Job
You'll support the Head Chef in leading, inspiring and motivating the team, ensuring they have the skills needed to maintain high standards of food and presentation. It's a busy kitchen environment that requires impeccable communication skills to ensure the team deliver exemplary food and service consistently. You'll prepare staff rotas ensuring we have the right staff on site depending on business needs. It is essential that you can work in a highly pressured environment.

You will ensure that food hygiene practices are monitored and maintained to provide a safe and clean working environment. It is also essential that you understand food costs in order to deliver profitability, efficiency and guest satisfaction, without compromising on quality or availability.

About You
We're looking for people who share our values - passionate about what you do, delivering extraordinary experience and committed to achieving a good work life balance. We're also looking for:

  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role.
  • Strong management and organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels.
  • A strong customer service focus with the motivation to consistently drive high service levels.
  • The ability to work in a high pressured environment.
  • Results driven and motivated.
  • Proven experience of managing, developing and leading successful teams.
  • Previous experience of financial management, i.e. forecasting and managing budgets, revenue, costs.
  • Sound awareness of health and safety, food hygiene, COSH and HACCP legislation.

What's on offer
Salary: dependent on experience
Benefits: 28 days holiday, staff discount card, meals on duty, childcare vouchers

Emporium Clitheroe
To apply please send your CV and covering letter to


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