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Sous Chef - Bristol

Salary: £26,000.00

We are currently looking for a passionate Sous Chef to join our kitchen team in our Bristol restaurant, situated at the top of White Ladies Road, in the wonderfully restored 19th Century church building in the Clifton area of Bristol.

A Sous Chef role at a River Cottage Kitchen is like no other. You will be working with a menu that is influenced by the seasons. At River Cottage, we use the very best local, responsibly sourced, seasonal ingredients to create delicious dishes, which reflect our passion and commitment to food provenance.

As a Sous Chef you will be running the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef along with helping to manage all aspects of the kitchen, from overseeing sections, to costings, rotas, stock takes, maintaining standards as well as managing & motivating the rest of the team.

You will work closely with our suppliers & have creative freedom on our specials board with the guidance of our executive chef Gelf Alderson who you will work closely with on a regular basis.

We love our people just as much as we love our food & it’s provenance. We want you to love working for us so we offer a variety of flexible shift patterns & strive for a work life balance.

Here are some of our other benefits for you to look forward too:

• Visits to local suppliers & River Cottage HQ

• Share of our service charge tipping system in addition to your pay rate.

• 30% discount in our restaurants

• Paid annual leave & pension scheme

• Opportunities to grow your career within our restaurants & HQ

• Unlimited free places on our cookery/lifestyle courses & reduced rates for friends & family

• Team feed on every shift

If you like what you have read so far then send your CV to us at & we’ll be in touch soon…

The River Cottage Mission Statement and Company Ethos

To teach and inspire people to grow, source and cook food in ways that enhance their lives, increase their well being and connect them more closely to natural, sustainable and ethical sources of food.

To do all of the above in a company guided by principles that are ethical, sustainable and respectful. To look after our team in a way that is nurturing and that helps to further their life goals.