Sous Chef Full Time

  • Job Reference: CUFC/Sous Chef
  • Date Posted: 25 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Colchester United Football Club
  • Location: Colchester, Essex
  • Salary: £26,000 to £28,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: £1000 start bonus
  • Sector: Colchester United
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Job Title: Passionate Sous Chef Wanted – Full Time Opportunity!
Reporting to: Head of Catering
Location: Florence Park Training Ground & Colchester United Football Club

Salary: £26,000-£28,000 plus an additional £1,000 starting bonus after 3 months

Job Description:

Join our esteemed culinary team and make a lasting impact on the performance and satisfaction of our First Team, U21’s, Academy, and staff. Collaborating closely with the Head of Catering and Stadium Chefs, you will take charge of food production at our renowned training ground located in Tiptree. Together, we will develop and deliver a performance-focused menu that exceeds expectations and supports the success of our team. Additionally, you will assist in establishing food purchase specifications, working alongside the Head of Catering and Head of Sports Management. This is an exceptional opportunity to showcase your culinary expertise and contribute to the ongoing excellence of our organisation.

As the Training Ground Chef, your responsibilities will extend beyond food production. You will also be responsible for the meticulous preparation, captivating presentation, and impeccable serving of food at our training ground located in Tiptree. In addition to that, you will have the opportunity to assist with functions and Match Days at the Football Stadium, ensuring that the highest standards are consistently met. Your dedication to excellence will contribute to creating memorable dining experiences for our teams, guests, and fans alike.

The successful applicant will ensure that at all times, the kitchen and associated areas meet and where possible exceed the legal and company health and safety requirements.

Additionally, upon successfully completing three months in this position, you will be rewarded with a fantastic £1,000 bonus.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Head of Sports Science and Head of Catering to plan innovative and performance-driven menus for our First Team, U21’s & Academy Players.

  • Take charge of procurement and stock control at the training ground, ensuring adherence to company standards.

  • Prepare and present food to the highest standards, incorporating current trends, seasonal changes, and service styles.

  • Foster positive relationships with staff, customers, and players, promoting exceptional service and satisfaction.

  • Maintain strict compliance with health and safety and food safety procedures outlined in the manuals.

  • Provide support to the management team across various operational areas.

Personal Specification:

  • Excellent organisational skills to manage multiple responsibilities efficiently.

  • Strong communication abilities, enabling concise and effective interaction at all levels of the organisation.

  • Self-motivated and driven to excel, even under pressure.

  • Flexibility in working hours, including weekends and evening as required.

  • Driven by a passion for quality and delivering exceptional service.

  • A proactive “can-do” attitude that embraces challenges.

Hours of Work:

Full Time – 40 hours per week


£26,000-£28,000 per year, plus an additional £1,000 starting bonus after 3 months

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to be part of a talented catering team in a thriving environment. Join us at Colchester United Football Club and be part of our journey towards excellence. Apply now and let your passion shine!