Junior Sous Chef * £1,000 Chef Welcome Bonus * - Principal Hotel Company

De Vere Wokefield Estate

A new chapter in De Vere Wokefield Estate’s history is complete! Situated in 250 acres of beautiful parkland near Reading, this huge property has undergone an extensive £10 million refurbishment to dramatically restore the hotel to its former glory.

The 376 bedrooms, event space and reception have been completely overhauled and as well as the re-launch of our modern executive centre, complete with a new Burr & Co. coffeehouse and deli. Our historical Mansion House featuring 87 guest rooms, now sits at the heart of the estate, having undergone a stunning transformation including the exciting launch our new Restaurant '1560' in May 2018.

Junior Sous Chef * £1,000 Chef Welcome Bonus *

Love food. Love your job. Create a career.

Chef for starters we offer a £1000 Welcome Bonus*!!

Passion, drive, enthusiasm: that’s what we look for in our chefs.

We expect our Sous Chefs to be those who aspire to be our future Head Chefs and will play a key role in the success of the brigade; that’s why we will offer a fantastic £1000 Welcome Bonus*! Would you need to relocate? Fear not, we offer chefs who need to relocate more than 50 miles a fantastic Relocation Package of £1500** plus a free two night stay for yourself or family to visit.

You’ll work in a busy and hardworking team environment, where you’ll continually learn and develop, and have the opportunity to join our Chef Development Programmes.

We know you love food: we want you to love your career just as much. We’ve already had great success with our bespoke in house Chef Academy, offering Level 2 & 3 qualifications that run up to Sous Chef and Head Chef level.

We are looking for a talented, highly motivated and experienced Sous Chef to work closely with our Head Chef in producing the highest quality cuisine and guest experiences. As a Sous Chef you will help support the brigade and provide training and development to talented junior chefs. You will help to create and write menus and support the Head Chef in purchasing food while controlling costs. It is essential that you have the highest of standards and that you promote food hygiene and food safety. This role is challenging, but incredibly rewarding, so you must be hard working, focused, inspiring and encouraging.

We want to hear from inspired chefs who love creating amazing food from the best ingredients, feel restaurants are more of a fascination than just a job, have a keen eye for detail and high standards but with bags of flair and creativity.

*Subject to Tax and NI
**Cannot be taken in conjunction with Welcome Bonus. Subject to Tax and NI.

  • A competitive salary
  • 28 days holiday each year, including bank holidays (this increases annually up to a maximum of 33 days)
  • Hotel based incentive and recognition schemes
  • Access to our Exclusively Yours, Voluntary Benefits portal, which includes discounts on some travel, leisure time activities, health, retail and motoring
  • Discounted accommodation with competitive colleague rates at our other hotels
  • Long service awards which increase with length of service
  • Excellent training and development opportunities within the hotel, the Company and our online e-learning portal
  • Financial rewards for delivering sensational service
  • Free meals on duty
  • Please be aware we also have staff transport available from Reading Train Station to the hotel (£1 each way) which matches the required shift patterns for this role.

  • Staff accommodation could be option

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