Sous Chef – Straight daytime shifts and reduced winter hours

Full time permanent

£24k plus bonus

Working 5 over 7 days on a 45 hour contract (reduced hours in winter)


Straight shifts between 07:30 and 18:00


We are looking for an experienced Sous Chef to join our team at our new beach café which opened in November 2019.

As a popular visitor destination our beach café is very busy during the main season and experience of working in a fast-paced environment is essential.


The role

Reporting to the Head Chef, you will be responsible for supporting the Head Chef in the overall success and smooth running of the kitchen operation. Promoting and maintaining the quality of product and service. You will assist the Head Chef in overseeing all aspects of the kitchen operations; including menu planning, food preparation, costs, stock management, hygiene, compliance and training & development of kitchen staff.


You will have an adaptive and flexible approach to the seasonality of the business. During the summer months menus will be designed to meet the high demand, with focus on ensuring a continuous excellent standard. During the winter months, menus will be more creative through specials and seasonally available foods.


You will be self-motivated with a strong work ethic, positive and enthusiastic, have proven people management skills and be an effective communicator. You will actively promote team working by supporting, engaging and motivating your team.


You will ensure compliance with relevant legislation and that all required procedures are carried out, including EHO documentation and legislation, food hygiene, HACCP and COSHH procedures.


The successful candidate will have experience in the following:

  • working in a fast paced, quick turnaround catering operation
  • creating and delivering successful menus, and of using fresh and local produce seasonally
  • delivering excellent customer service
  • managing & motivating staff effectively
  • stock level management and ordering
  • catering qualifications
  • knowledge of Health and Safety compliance requirements including any qualifications
  • knowledge of systems

To apply for this role please send your CV and letter of application to:


Lesley Copcutt

HR Manager

West Wittering Estate plc.

Pound Road

West Wittering

West Sussex PO20 8AJ