Sous Chef at Dartford

Dartford, DA2 7QH
£25,000 - £28,000
05 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Sous Chef/ Jnr Sous Chef

The Place

Rowhill Grange Hotel & Utopia Spa, part of Alexander Hotels a private group of quality hotels of distinction just outside London.

4 Star, Award winning Utopia Spa, 38 bedroom hotel & offering guests a choice of Elements Brasserie and the RG’s Restaurant serving 2 rosette standard food. In addition there is the self contained Clockhouse banqueting suite and the Pavilion conference venue all within 15 acres of beautiful gardens.

Please see our website for a full list of facilities and details of our restaurants and sample menus which include menus across the following areas;

  • 2 Rosette RG’s Fine Dining Restaurant (100 covers)
  • Elements Brasserie ( 50 covers) + Elements Bar (30 covers)
  • Afternoon Tea (700 covers per week) and Room Service
  • A range of 4 private dining/function rooms ( catering for between 8-160 covers)

Our private facilities are a very popular Wedding venue (for ceremonies as well as Wedding Breakfasts / Evening Buffets) as well as Conferences and other functions.

Our Restaurant / Brasserie are open to non residents and are popular venues for our Spa guests who join us for a range of inclusive packages.

The Role

Reporting to our Executive Chef, Oliver Joyce, you will support the senior Chefs with responsibility for all aspects of food production and delivering excellence in the finished dish.

Working with the Executive Chef and Head Chef you will share responsibility for;

  • Recruitment, training and coaching team of 13 Chefs and 4 Kitchen Porters – adding to your team as the business grows.
  • The menu planning, ordering, delivery, storage, preparation, cooking and service across the range of food areas within the Hotel
  • Development of menu ideas to progress the food offering to achieve rosette standards across all areas of service; restaurant, banqueting, afternoon tea, corporate functions
  • Ensure compliance with HACCP and food hygiene, health and safety legislation.
  • Achieving gross profit targets on dishes to allow for future investment in the facilities and staffing
  • Creating passion, flair and drive in your team to assist the hotel to achieve its quality and business objectives. Practice and promote effective teamwork and communication amongst your direct work colleagues and colleagues in other departments.


  • Experience of developing a quality hotel restaurant to 2 rosette standard
  • Proven record of team selection and retention that supports the development of excellent standards
  • Demonstrate during a cooking trial the practical ability and flair that will be required to drive and motivate others on the team to achieve
  • Demonstrate ideas of how the food offering can be developed and standards improved when being interviewed
  • Hold the experience to manage the multi menu requirements and busy banqueting operation.
  • Live locally or have the ability to relocate to the area with own transportation.


  • £25,000 to £28,000
  • temporary accommodation is available for those relocating
  • 4 weeks holiday increasing with service
  • 8 Bank holidays
  • Free car parking
  • Employee uniform

In addition you will also benefit from a  range of company benefits including:

Discounted hotel accommodation for yourself and your family at all hotels
Discounted hair treatments at our two Utopia Spas
Discount off all food & beverage at all hotels
Discount of individual treatments booked in our two Utopia Spas
Discount on retail products in our two Utopia Spas
Refer a friend staff recruitment scheme In additional you will enjoy a range of other benefits when you celebrate your 1 yr, 3 yr and 5 yr anniversary including; your birthday off paid, complimentary overnight stays, complimentary lunch/afternoon tea and service related holiday


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