Lakeside Sous Chef

Surrey, United Kingdom
£29,762 to £34,314
19 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
09 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


Location: Guildford
Salary:  £29,762 to £34,314
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 09 October 2023
Reference: 039123-R

A great opportunity to join our exceptional team at The Lakeside Restaurant, University of Surrey.

As part of the renowned School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Surrey, you’ll be joining a facility with a track record of excellence, ranked in the top five for hospitality and leisure management in the QS World University Rankings 2018, achieving a prestigious five-star rating. 

We value, empower and support every member of staff to get the best out of your unique talents, so you’ll be rewarded with a generous salary, 32 days holiday PLUS Bank Holidays, pension contribution up to 21%, and a unique and vibrant working environment.

Role & Responsibilities

As Sous Chef at Lakeside, you’ll work closely with the Head Chef and existing Sous Chef to provide an outstanding catering service to both internal and external customers visiting the Lakeside Restaurant and Coffee Shop.

As a unique operation led by a team of dedicated professionals, we also have the privilege of being supported by talented students enrolled in the BSc International Hospitality Management program during the academic semester.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Head Chef and Sous Chef in delivering a first-class catering service
  • Collaborating with the team to ensure excellent food quality across multiple outlets
  • Providing support in a unique and dynamic environment

If you are passionate about creating exceptional culinary experiences, thrive in a collaborative work setting, and are excited about the opportunity to contribute to our unique dining environment, we would love to hear from you.

Join our team at The Lakeside and be part of an extraordinary culinary experience!

What’s in it for you?

We think Surrey is an amazing place to work, and we are carefully crafting a dynamic, flexible, and fun place to work and thrive. 

Our campus is a beautiful, leafy environment with carefully designed gardens, vibrant green playing fields, and a picturesque lake. With the buzz of student life and superb working facilities, the University is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research in an inspiring, innovative and diverse environment.

Alongside our gorgeous campus setting, collegiate on-site atmosphere and plentiful development opportunities, we also offer:

  • 21% employer Pension Contribution
  • Up to 40 DAYS Holiday: 25 Days annual leave + 7 University Days + Bank Holidays
  • Travel & Family benefits including subsidised rail fare, cycle to work scheme and on-site childcare
  • Student discount eligibility 
  • On site world-class leisure facilities at discounted rates
  • On-site parking, cafes and Restaurants 

For more information or to be considered for this role, please apply with a CV and Covering Letter via the University of Surrey Website.

The University of Surrey reserves the right to close the application period early based on volume of interest.

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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