Sous Chef

The Royal Golf Hotel is located in the historic Royal Burgh town of Dornoch overlooking the first tee of the world famous Royal Dornoch Golf Club, (ranked 6th best in the world Golf digest). This 22 bedroomed, 4 star hotel provides guests with a welcoming and customer focused service and Highland hospitality and is actively seeking an experienced Sous Chef to commence mid- March 2018


We provide diners with a fresh, exciting approach to modern cuisine. Working under the supervision of our talented Head Chef, the successful Sous Chef will be expected to help maintain, deliver and execute all aspects of running this small, but high quality kitchen operation.


The role requires a hands-on approach that will allow the Sous Chef to thrive and use their creative talents to further the success of the business.


The responsibilities of the role include;


  • Sharing responsibility alongside the Head Chef for the entire kitchen department, menu planning, staff training and recruiting.  Reporting to the Head Chef and in turn the General Manager.

  • Ensure that all dishes are prepared with attention to detail and to the highest standard.

  • Manage the kitchen brigade, motivate the team and share knowledge, training and developing chefs within the team.

  • Be competent and confident to deputise for the Head Chef on rest days. 

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant Health and Safety legislation.


To be considered, candidates must be passionate about food and delivering amazing hospitality to guests. You must be organised, highly motivated and a strong communicator with excellent attention to detail.


Similar quality hotel / restaurant experience is required within a Chef de Partie or Sous Chef role, within a successful operation.


The position is offered on a full time annualised basis offering a competitive salary, with excellent company benefits including, if required, an adjoining flat (suitable for a couple) to allow for either relocation to the area or to occupy on a permanent basis. Other benefits include use of leisure facilities at our sister hotel.


We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age


To apply, please forward a current CV to:

Robert Ratcliffe, General Manager, email: or telephone 0778 467 7792 for an initial chat.


All applicants are required to provide confirmation of your right to work in the United Kingdom.

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