Junior Sous Chef


This is a unique opportunity to join the team at the beautiful Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort as Junior Sous Chef. We are looking for an experienced Junior Sous Chef to support the Head Chef in running the Kitchen for the Shelburne Restaurant. As one of the finest hotels in Wiltshire, Bowood Hotel Spa & Golf Resort offers a contemporary and stylish stay within the grounds of an historic and beautiful country house, boasting stunning views across the Wiltshire countryside.


The elegant and atmospheric Shelburne Restaurant, with its views across parkland, is served by a state-of-the-art kitchen with the latest ovens and a team of highly skilled chefs. The menu, which changes on a regular basis, is modern and sophisticated. Many fresh ingredients like our vegetables and fruit are sourced from the Bowood Estate and the kitchen garden to create seasonal dishes with real depth of flavour, and an extensive accompanying wine list.

To be able to join the team here at Bowood, you will be an established Junior Sous Chef, already working in a casual high end, or 2 Rosette restaurant environment. You will be expected to assist the Head Chef with the day to day management of the kitchen and take responsibility for supervising and developing the brigade. You will ensure the highest standards in the creation of accomplished classic and elegant dishes, producing consistent levels of finesse to exceed customer satisfaction.

Successful candidates will be:

Currently working in a high-end, quality restaurant as a Junior Sous Chef
Experienced with working with local quality ingredients
A strong communicator, who enjoys being part of a successful and growing team
Able to work with finesse and produce accomplished balanced dishes cooked with love
Experienced in managing, motivating and developing a team to enhance their skill level
Proven experience of food costing, menu planning, dietary needs and general kitchen management
If you have a reputation built on impeccable service and the creation of beautiful dishes, a passion for quality ingredients with local provenance, mixed with great team working and a desire to develop in an iconic setting, we would love to hear from you.

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement (31 days including Bank Holidays)
  • Uniform provided
  • Meals whilst on duty
  • Pension
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free entry to Bowood House and Gardens during the open season
  • Hugely discounted Golf Membership (on successful completion of your probationary period)
  • Discounted spa treatments and 50% off our beautiful Templespa products
  • Employee Assistance Programme through Hospitality Action
  • Company events

Among the finest luxury 4 star hotels in Wiltshire, a stay at Bowood is one never to be forgotten. Located in Calne, the hotel is at the heart of the Bowood Estate, where we offer dreamy overnight stays, delicious home-cooked cuisine and a very warm welcome. With our award-winning spa and championship golf course, a stay can be as busy or as relaxed as our clients wish.

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