Sous Chef

  • Pay – £26,500 per year 
  • You can expect to earn around £8,900 per year in tips on top of your salary (based on last years figures, paid weekly)
  • Flexible shifts with option for a 4 day week
  • A Disability Confident employer and a Top 100 Best Company to work for 


We are looking for an experienced Sous Chef to join our friendly kitchen team at our lovely restaurant in Winchester, working alongside our wonderful Head Chef Chris Baker. 

We see ourselves as being in the ‘cheering up industry’ trying to make people smile with great food, drink and experiences. 

What you’ll be getting up to: 

  • Showcasing your superior skills in the kitchen as you deliver inspiring food 
  • Supporting Head Chef Chris and taking ownership of the kitchen on Chef’s days off 
  • Assisting the head chef with the scheduling, development and recruiting of new talent Keeping in touch with current food trends and having an input with suggestions for the menu 

Check us out!

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Grow your career with us  

We’re not just passionate about food, we’re passionate about developing our people too.  Many of our Head Chefs have worked their way up through the chef ranks from Kitchen Porter so they know exactly how to support and develop your chef career with us. 75% of our managers have been promoted from within and we want to help you fulfil your potential. We’ll invest in you with –   

  • Craft skills and training (wine and food tastings, supplier visits) to develop your knowledge and confidence 
  • Opportunities to move between parts of our business 
  • Encouragement to apply for bigger roles when the time is right 
  • Regular encouragement and support from your manager 



  • Flexible shifts. Family time and work/life balance is important to us, we’ll work with you to find the shifts that work for your lifestyle, and full-time employees can request to work a four-day week. 
  • Transport. Support with local car parking permit or travel passes for up to 12 months
  • Brilliant tips. On top of your salary you’ll earn tips and these are paid weekly into your bank, aren’t subject to NI deductions and you’ll even get tips when you’re on holiday!  
  • Staff discounts. You’ll get 50% off in our restaurants, 20% in our shops and online and discounted hotel stays and cookery courses.  
  • Free meal for two. After one year with us, you’ll get a complimentary 3 course meal for two people in one of our restaurants every year. 
  • Social events. You’ll get the chance to meet Rick and the family at fun social events and parties.  
  • Plenty of food. We provide great quality meals whilst on duty, the chance to taste all our dishes as well drinks and snacks whilst you’re on a break.  
  • Staff surprises. We like to make you smile, so there’ll be little treats from us throughout the year. 
  • Holiday. You’ll get 28 days paid holiday every year which increases after only 2 years 


Our Story 

Rick and Jill Stein started our family run business back in 1975, and today we employ over 600 happy staff. The business has grown from the first flagship Seafood Restaurant in Padstow to 10 restaurants across the south of England, plus hotel rooms, cookery school, shops and an online shop. Rick and Jill are still heavily involved in the business, as are their three sons Ed, Jack and Charlie.  


Good to know  

We provide our chefs with chef whites 

Say Hello – 
We’d love to hear from you – to apply, email your cv to chrisbaker[at] or click apply to submit a quick application. 

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