Smiling group on hillside
Smiling group on hillside

Senior Sous Chef

Kitchen - Moonfleet Manor Hotel

Contract: Permanent
Salary: £41,344

Moonfleet Manor Hotel, nestled in the breathtaking landscape of the Jurassic coast is seeking a motivated and talented Senior Sous Chef to join our dynamic kitchen brigade. If you are a dedicated and skilled chef, this is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of a luxury hotel known for its exceptional service and welcoming culture.

Role Overview:

As Senior Sous Chef at Moonfleet Manor Hotel, you will be a key player in our culinary team, contributing to the creation of exceptional dishes that reflect our commitment to quality. This role requires a creative and dedicated individual with a strong culinary background, leadership skills, and a passion for delivering an unforgettable dining experience. This a permanent role, at 48 hours per week (including weekends), with an annual salary of £41,344, plus generous service charge and a brilliant benefits package.


• Development of recipes: helping with seasonal menu writing and preparing high-quality dishes
Kitchen Management: Oversee day-to-day kitchen operations, ensuring efficiency, cleanliness, and adherence to HACCP and all health and safety standards.
• Managing payroll, food costs, and the departmental budget.
• Team Leadership: Supporting the Head Chef to lead and inspire the kitchen team, building their knowledge in a collaborative work environment. Provide guidance, training, and support to junior kitchen staff. Leading the entire team in the Head Chef’s absence.
• Assisting the Head Chef in organising and implementing seasonal pop-ups.
• Quality Control: Maintain high standards of food quality, presentation, and consistency. Conduct regular checks to ensure all dishes meet the established standards.
• Ordering and Inventory: Monitor stock levels, and place orders as needed to ensure a well-stocked and organised kitchen.
• Liaise with senior management in the Head Chef’s absence

To succeed in this role, we are looking for someone who:

  • Proven experience as a Sous Chef or a similar role in a high-quality restaurant or hotel setting, ideally within a 2 AA Rosette level restaurant
  • Culinary qualifications and a strong understanding of various cooking techniques.
  • A good understanding of HACCP & Health and safety, 
  • Level 3 Food hygiene
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills with a passion for developing the team.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations and compliance.
  • Passion for creating exceptional dining experiences.

Why work with us?

  • Work/life balance is priority for our team- we are working towards a 4 on 3 off working pattern so you can make sure you have time for you!
  • Knife Sponsorship Scheme – We understand the importance of a chef’s tools so we offer our kitchen team members up to £120 to put towards your very own knives.
  • Chefs dine out scheme – We want our chefs to experience new styles and tastes of dining as part of their development so every 6 months we will give you £100 on eating out at restaurant of your choice!
  • Our training and development is a little different here at LFH– we are certified by the Institute of Hospitality and offer our teams career progression by working with Umbrella Training.
  • An extra day’s holiday for your birthday 
  • EarlyPay – Need to access some of your monthly salary a little early sometimes? No problem!
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Help@Hand - Our online health and wellbeing service – Get same day remote GP appointments, Mental Health support and Physiotherapy on us.
  • Life Assurance Benefit for peace of mind for your loved ones.
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity packages 
  • Want to give back but never have the time? We will give you a paid day off for any volunteering or fundraising you would like to get involved in once a year
  • The LFH Benefit Hub – Easily accessible employee discount platform for you to take advantage of at your favourite high street and online retailers
  • 50% off Food and Beverage and the Spa across Luxury Family Hotels.
  • Incredible discounted hotel stays for you, friends and family

Please ensure you check the hotel location as some of our hotels are hidden away and you will have to use your own transport to locate us! 


Who are LFH?

Part of the Luxury Family Hotel Group, the beautiful recently fully refurbished Moonfleet Manor Hotel overlooks the incredible Jurassic coastline offering our guests the perfect location for a coastal family getaway. We are also dedicated to creating an inspiring space for our team members that is fun, all-inclusive, professional and rewarding – just as a career in hospitality should be!

Here at LFH we are an equal opportunities employer and strive to create a diverse and accessible workplace for all. We believe in a culture and inclusive team member experience that values people from all backgrounds, race and religions. We respect, value and embrace diversity and ensure everyone is recognised and respected, we celebrate our differences.