Senior Sous Chef

Senior Sous Chef

Senior Sous Chef 


We are currently recruiting for a Senior Sous Chef to join our fantastic kitchen team.

Appetite Events is a Scottish owned, multi-award winning event catering company based in Edinburgh.  We specialise in a range of events including gala dinners, weddings, canape parties and in particular, bespoke menus for corporate and private clients.  This is a challenging role which has huge scope for creativity and the delivery of top quality food to fine dining standards and is a great opportunity for an ambitious Chef to join one of the leaders in event catering in the UK.


Job Description

  • Set up, organise and run kitchens at events
  • Supporting senior chefs with day to day running of the kitchen and to take charge when senior chefs are out on events
  • Ensuring the brigade has high culinary standards
  • Ensuring quality control and consistency of food production
  • Assisting with food purchasing and storage
  • Maintaining a safe and hygienic kitchen environment
  • Assisting with the creation of new recipes and write menus



Essential Experience

  • Minimum 5 years experience either as a Sous Chef or someone who is looking to move up to the next level
  • A wide understanding on modern and classical cooking techniques including butchery and pastry
  • Highly creative and an ability to create bespoke menus for a range of events
  • A team player with can do attitude
  • An interest in using quality local ingredients and an ethical approach to food purchasing and production
  • Highly organised
  • Someone who works well under pressure
  • An individual who is good at working with other people and mentoring fellow team members
  • Good time management
  • Have a good understanding of hygiene standards and HACCP procedures
  • Food safety to intermediate level
  • First rate culinary skills



Desired Skills

  • Experience in event catering to the highest level would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Driving Licence




This is a full-time position based in Granton, Edinburgh

Up to £25,000 basic per annum, plus paid overtime, expenses and time off in lieu. We also offer no split shifts, regular evenings and weekends off and a great lunch daily.


If you would like to be considered for this position, please email your CV with a cover letter.