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Heart of Midlothian is a Scottish Premiership Football Club and an Edinburgh institution. However, it is more than just a Football Club. The Club have a proud heritage dating back to 1874. The remarkable transformation of facilities within the Club’s redeveloped stadium has changed the landscape of conferences and events in Edinburgh and has put Tynecastle Park Stadium firmly on the map as the venue of choice for major conferences, exhibitions, and formal dinners as well as private events, weddings, Christmas parties and smaller family occasions.

In the last year, the Club has also established its highly successful restaurant “The Skyline”. This 100 cover restaurant has become a key part of the business and continues to flourish. Currently the Skyline Restaurant, The Executive Lounge, Supporters Bar facilities and Myreside Pavilion have received excellent reviews from guests whilst maintaining a high standard of customer service.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our award-winning in-house Hospitality Team. We are looking for an experienced and ambitious Sous Chef who will lead our dynamic and talented team of Chefs to deliver innovative and outstanding dining experiences.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver an outstanding high-end hospitality offering for our hospitality suites, conferences, events, and restaurant.

  • Assume overall responsibility for the preparation and presentation of high-quality food across multiple sites – Tynecastle Park Stadium and Myreside Pavilion.

  • Assume overall responsibility for managing all aspects of the kitchen environment.

  • Assume overall responsibility for kitchen costs and ensuring menus produced generate the required gross profit margin for the business (including ensuring accurate accounting for supplier invoices and within agreed budget).

  • Manage a brigade of chefs and casual staff, providing training and coaching as necessary.

  • Manage all aspects of Health and Safety and Food Hygiene.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent people and operational management skills and experience in a similar role (with an events/stadia background being advantageous).

  • A passion for delivering outstanding food and an excellent customer experience.

  • The ability to work in a fast paced and high-pressured environment.

  • Industry acumen and knowledge of external catering developments and trends.

  • Excellent professional culinary skills/qualifications and experience of managing a kitchen environment.

  • Pride in yourself, your work, and your wider team.

  • Personal motivation and a commitment to leading by example.

Closing Date: 22 September 2022

HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN FOOTBALL CLUB IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER AND FULLY COMMITTED TO THE SAFEGUARDING AND WELFARE OF VULNERABLE GROUPS. HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN IS A LIVING WAGE ACCREDITED COMPANY.

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