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Job Posting: Junior Sous Chef

Hours: Full Time (45 hours)

Working Pattern: Monday to Sunday, on rota basis, 5 days out of 7. Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

Location: Bedford Lodge Hotel, Newmarket

Salary Range: £32,000 - £33,000 depending on experience

The Position

Joining a team of talented chefs, our Junior Sous Chef will support the Executive Head Chef, by taking initiative within the kitchen, inspiring fresh ideas, devising menu’s, helping to mentor the rest of the team, and keeping everything running smoothly, no matter how busy service is.

About You

  • Experience of working at 2 or 3 AA Rosette level (2 years+)
  • Passion and creative flair, with extensive culinary knowledge
  • Be working as a Junior Sous Chef or looking for the next step in your career.
  • Strong team player attitude with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to remain calm, in control and focused during busy service
  • A positive role model embodying our values of mutual respect and professionalism within the kitchen
  • Ideally with experience within a 4 or 5 red star hotel property
  • Basic Food & Hygiene Certificate required (valid within last 3 years)

About Us

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa is an award-winning luxury guest destination nestled in an idyllic location and beautiful grounds.  The only four red star hotel in Newmarket, Bedford Lodge retains the charm and character of a Georgian country house yet offers the very best in modern comfort, cuisine, hospitality, and luxury.

The Team

Our ‘Squires’ Restaurant provides a completely modern dining experience.  Our eclectic menus attract a wide and travelled clientele, using only the finest seasonal ingredients and wherever possible sourcing all our products locally.

Why Join our Team

A privately owned, independent hotel and Spa, we have the opportunity to focus on what we do best – creating memorable moments for our guests and taking care of our staff as one big team.

We are all exceptionally proud to work here and of the work that we do.  Would you like to join a great team and feel the same?

What We Offer

  • 28 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Employee Assistance Programme (Hospitality Action)
  • Free meals whilst on duty
  • Paid breaks
  • An extra day of leave on your birthday
  • Complimentary membership of The Health & Fitness Club
  • Discounted membership of The Health & Fitness Club for your partner
  • 50% food discount within our 2 AA Rosette Squires Restaurant & Roxana Bar
  • 20% discount on treatments and spa days at The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel
  • Discounted accommodation rates
  • Discounted hotel stays across the Pride of Britain hotel group
  • Access to the Cycle Scheme
  • Option to purchase wine at cost price
  • Long service awards
  • Reward and recognition scheme
  • Generous ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Industry relevant training

How to apply for this role:

To apply please email with a copy of your CV.