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Sous Chef

Sous Chef (EMP-SC1) London, England

Salary: GBP39783 - GBP39783 per annum + Excellent company benefits

Are you ready to take your career to a whole new level?

We have a new and exciting opportunity at our new restaurant launch based in our amazing central London location.

The Empire Casino is launching a brand new restaurant - 7th Cat, focusing on Pan Asian Cuisine, this is a really exciting opportunity to Join our team and the Metropolitan Gaming brand as we lead the way in innovating the hospitality and premium gaming entertainment sectors.

Are you ready to join the leading hospitality team?

What we offer:

  • Growth opportunities
  • Salary enhancement from midnight until 6am
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company pension
  • Extensive employee HUB offering discounts from travel, retail, hospitality to health and well-being
  • Regular training and development
  • Employee health and well-being services
  • Refer a friend incentive (Paid into your employee hub account)
  • 50% off food and drinks in all our UK venues
  • Financial advice services
  • Holiday accrual with length of service


You will be a support network and assist the Head Chef in the management and organisation of the kitchen and the team within our 7th Cat Restaurant.


  • In the absence of the Head Chef, to supervise kitchen operation to ensure that outgoing food is as specified and of a consistently high standard.
  • Ensure that the requirements of Food & Hygiene and Health & Safety legislation are complied with.
  • Prepare and produce food to the highest standard and specifications given by Senior Kitchen staff.
  • Assist the Head Chef in the compilation and costing of menus.
  • Continually review employee performance and provide direct feedback and coaching where required.
  • Assist the Head Chef to ensure that Company accounting and control procedures are adhered to.
  • Liaise closely with the Casino Managers and the FoH team.
  • Ensure that all areas of the kitchen are always maintained to a high standard and ensure any maintenance requirements are reported and promptly actioned.
  • Ensure the highest possible standards of customer service are developed and provided by courteous and technically competent staff.
  • Lead by example in relation to displaying the four key behaviours of the Customer Service model.
  • Regularly observe and review individual employees documenting such activity and providing appropriate feedback, coaching and support where required.
  • Positively support company-wide customer service initiatives.
  • Monitor and take fair and consistent action in relation to employee conduct, and performance issues.
  • Ensure the highest possible standards of appearance, hygiene and personal grooming is always maintained by staff.
  • Ensure individual staff needs are dealt with professionally and, when necessary, confidentially.
  • Uphold and support the carrying out of the Clubs objectives.
  • Create by example an environment which all staff will work as a team.
  • Support by example the creation of an environment where all employees are encouraged to put forward ideas and views to management which positively influence the performance of the unit.
  • Support two-way communication through effective contribution to management meetings and the holding of regular departmental meetings and Employee/Staff Forum meetings and events.
  • Ensure that a good relationship is always upheld between other departments to ensure guest experience is optimised.


  • Pro-active with the ability to work unsupervised.
  • Ability to motivate and train team members.
  • High level of flexibility with the role and working hours.
  • Qualification in Food Safety.
  • Knowledge of the Club & Company Health & Safety and Hygiene procedures.
  • Ability to implement new policies and procedures.
  • Good communication skills with peers and superiors and other departments.
  • Organised and methodical.
  • Upbeat and positive attitude.
  • Able to communicate in clear and concise English.
  • Positive and upbeat attitude.
  • A high level of personal integrity.
  • A strong work ethic with a passion for exceeding expectations.
  • Show respect and appreciation to all.
  • Encourage and contribute toward a culture that supports everyone to be the best that they can be.

Please Note: You must be aged 18 or over and have the right to work in the UK.