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Burgh Island Hotel is a bucket list destination for many, but what is Island life really like? We’re totally unique, beautifully eccentric, we love creating memorable experiences, and we also remain a little bit of a mystery! Above all, we are here for our guests and we thrive on delivering the best service possible. If our description and your description match, a future at Burgh Island could be in the offing.

Many of our talented team live and work in this beautiful location and, whilst we all work really hard, we also know the very best ways to spend our free time. From paddle boarding to kayaking and from cosy nights in The Pilchard to reading up about our many famous historical guests, it’s definitely a lifestyle career at Burgh.

Sous Chef

Full Time £27k - £35k + tips See More


  • Take responsibility for achieving good food and supplies cost controls
  • Assist with planning and co-ordinating menus.
  • Assist with Monthly stock-take.
  • In absence of head chef meet with sales representatives to negotiate prices or order supplies.



  • In absence of head chef provide feedback to restaurant manager on staff performance
  • In absence of head chef meet with customers to discuss menus for special occasions, such as weddings, parties, or banquets



  • Check the quality of raw or cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.
  • Instruct, supervise or coordinate activities of cooks or workers engaged in preparation, cooking, garnishing, or presentation of food.
  • Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that employees follow standards and regulations.
  • Order or requisition food or other supplies needed to ensure efficient operation.
  • Check the quantity and quality of received products.
  • Inspect supplies, equipment, or work areas to ensure conformance to established standards.
  • Ensure that cleanliness if of the highest standard
  • Work with head chef to ensure departmental compliance with all relevant regulations (e.g. COSHH, HAACP, Fire & Food Hygiene)
  • Assist in the recruitment of staff, such as cooks and other kitchen workers.
  • Determine production schedules and staff requirements necessary to ensure timely delivery of services.
  • In absence of head chef arrange for equipment purchases or repairs.



  • To be constantly vigilant in respect of H+S issues and report risks
  • Maintaining high standards of quality control, hygiene and Health & Safety.
  • Taking responsibility of all HR matters and keeping up-to-date with staff HR files.
  • Ensure all emergency procedures are viable and communicated.
  • To be constantly vigilant of security risks and immediately report any suspicious incidents
  • Attend meetings as required.


This is not intended to be a full definition of duties and staff will be expected to assist in such other duties as may be allocated.  This job description is subject to variation as the needs of the Hotel and the Company may require.

Vacancy Details

  • Job Type: Sous Chef
  • Job Hours: Full Time
  • Salary: Salary £27 - £35k + tips


  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking
  • Live-in accommodation available (subject to availability)

Expected start date

  • TBC
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