Salary: £35000 – £35000

Shift hours: Permanent

Sous chef

40 hours per week

35k Basic

ExCeL London is an exhibition and international convention centre in the Royal Docks area East London. Its 100-acre site is on the northern quay of the Royal Victoria Dock in London Docklands

Levy UK are looking for a creative Sous Chef to join the team!

Main role of Sous Chef:

To manage and administer the kitchen operation and control procedures of all the business at the location, at all times, whilst complying with company standards and policies.  To ensure the overall management of the food operation in the location, including set up and break down and operation of these areas.


Manage the welfare of your team re: rest breaks, meals to meet the needs of the customer.


Attend and actively contribute to all meetings, and ensure that all briefings sessions are attended, ensuring that relevant information is cascaded as appropriate.

Assist in producing and manage Chefs and Kitchen Porters rotas and performance.

Attend a yearly performance review with your Line Manager (if an employee), completing any objectives agreed by their due date.


Liaise with your Line Manager and Senior Chefs to ensure food is prepared in the correct manner as directed, using photographs and company food specifications.

Ensure all products are produced to meet customer demand in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures.

Ensuring that accurate records are made and details filed in accordance with company and unit procedure.

Complete all essential ISO documentation.

Be aware of and adhere to legal and company regulations relating to the following areas:

Health & Safety at Work

Food Hygiene

Fire Regulations

Licensing Law

Sales of Goods / Trading Standards

Ensure area of responsibility is kept clean and tidy at all times, undertaking a monthly self audit and file to ensure good hygiene practices are maintained at all times

Provide food at times agreed with your Line Manager in a safe hygienic manner, delegating work throughout the team to achieve the required result.


Follow instructions to maximise product yield and minimise waste.

Manage and control labour costs to achieve operational success in line with an agreed number of hours.

Manage and control purchasing and wastage of food products to control the food cost of sales.

Take responsibility for accepting deliveries to ensure quality and price meet company specifications.

Ensure all stock takes are completed to company standards and to set deadlines within our relevant food operational outlets and areas.


Who we are:

Levy UK + Ireland is the sports and hospitality sector of Compass Group UK and Ireland. It is the market leader in the provision of legendary food and drink experiences at some of the UK’s most significant sporting, arena, and leisure venues.


Through strong client partnerships, Levy UK + Ireland creates bespoke food concepts, service standards and pioneering design, implementing a guest-first approach and ongoing innovation at each venue. With a company-wide passion for food, Levy UK + Ireland creates menus and food experiences that feature fantastic seasonal dishes, with a strong focus on British ingredients.


As well as providing tailor-made concepts for its clients, Levy UK + Ireland also delivers corporate hospitality, event catering, venue sourcing and support services, through its portfolio of businesses. These include Keith Prowse, Payne and Gunter, and Lime Venue Portfolio.


Website https://levy.co.uk/

LinkedIn  Levy UK

Twitter @Levy_UK 

Instagram @Levy_UK_ Ireland

Facebook @Levy_UK  


Levy UK + Ireland is a sector of Compass Group UK and Ireland which is part of Compass Group Plc, the world’s leading foodservice company. We specialise in providing food, vending and related services on our clients’ premises. The company operates across the core sectors of Business + Industry, Defence, Offshore + Remote Site, Healthcare, Education, Sports + Leisure and Vending with an established brand portfolio.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Compass Group UK+I

Reference: compass/TP/1314155/109501EXCEL

Location: London

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