Are you interested in a career as a Sous Chef?
A Sous Chef is a vital role within the kitchen environment, acting as right hand man to the Head Chef. In order to be successful in this role the Sous Chef needs to be comfortable with responsibility. In the Head Chef’s absence, the Sous Chef will be expected to head up the kitchen.
The Sous Chef owns the responsibility of planning all food preparation and ensuring that the kitchen is prepared for service. They are relied upon in moments of disarray and expected to seize control of all situations experienced in the kitchen.
Outside the kitchen the Sous Chef holds responsibility of organising staff schedules and training new recruits to the required standard of the kitchen.
Personality traits of a Sous Chef:
- As a priority, the Sous Chef is expected to be at ease with assisting and resolving any problems that arise within the kitchen and stepping in for the Head Chef at a moment’s notice
- A Sous Chef must possess the skills of delegation to ensure that all tasks are performed to a high standard
- Have excellent communication skills to keep the kitchen in running order and to coach new starters
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