Sous chef – The Living Space

We have a fantastic opportunity for a sous chef to join the team at The Living Space, Watergate Bay.

A wide open yet cosy place, The Living Space is a lot like the beach it overlooks. The restaurant draws on the time of year, combining flavours that are Cornish, traditional British and European. The bar serves coffees, cocktails and cream teas. We are currently looking for a permanent, full-time Sous Chef, to assist the Head Chef in the smooth running of The Living Space kitchen.

The successful candidate will help to ensure The Living Space continues to provide an exceptional guest experience. You must also be passionate about food with previous experience of working within a similarly high quality environment. This role provides a unique opportunity within a successful and expanding organisation, which encourages professional development and offers excellent long-term career prospects.

What you would be doing on a weekly basis:

Supporting and training chefs from senior chef de partie and below.

Preparing food in areas of the kitchen assigned by a superior and to carry out cleaning and any reasonable duties requested.

Managing the total running of the kitchen when required or asked to do so

Helping to ensure a safe environment for both staff and guests and adhering to the company’s health and safety policy and procedures.

Assisting the Head Chef in the effective and efficient organisation, supervision and control of the kitchen operation.

Preparing, cooking and portioning of all dishes to the hotel’s standards of quality and quantity.

Reporting for duty punctually, wearing the correct uniform and protective clothing and adhering to specified grooming standards.

What you offer:

Previous experience in a similar establishment

NVQ 2 Food Hygiene certificate/training

Basic computer skills

Management experience

Interest and passion for the food industry

Flexible attitude to working hours and variable shift patterns

Creative and is aware what trends are in the catering business

Excellent International culinary knowledge across various cuisine types

Good leader/staff motivator

Calm under pressure

Desire and ability to train others

Why you should choose Watergate Bay

  • Watergate Bay Hotel is a relaxed professional place to work in a beautiful location right on the beach
  • Excellent career prospects in an ever expanding organisation.
  • Special rates for you and your friends & family to stay at Watergate Bay Hotel
  • Staff discounts on treatments in Swim Club
  • Discounts for you and your friends & family at Zacry’s, The Beach Hut, Living Space, Fifteen Cornwall
  • Staff discounts at Shop on the Beach and other partner businesses
  • Free surf lessons and free use of surfboards and wetsuits from the Extreme Academy
  • Social events throughout the year

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Job title
Sous chef – The Living Space

Watergate Bay


£22,000 – £26,000 per year

Job type

Closing date
07 February 2019