Job Description

Do you enjoy preparing, cooking, and presenting beautiful food using locally sourced raw ingredients? Are you a collaborative person with the ability to motivate and inspire great team working? Do you want to work for an inspiring company in the heart of Stratford-Upon-Aon? ?

We are looking for an experienced Sous Chef to create, develop and deliver outstanding dishes for visitors coming to our Cafes, Bars, Rooftop Restaurant and staff dining room.

It is an exciting time to join us as we prepare for our upcoming season and welcome our customers for pre-theatre dining, lunch and hospitality.

This role will enable you to use your skills to create delicious menus within this dynamic theatre environment. We are always innovating and looking for fresh ideas and ways of wowing our customers with food that makes their visit to our establishments memorable.

What will I receive:

  • Full training and personal development
  • Work for a prestigious brand with an excellent reputation
  • Permanent contract and guaranteed hours
  • RSC benefits package including 25 days holiday
  • Share of the TRONC
  • One complimentary for each production in any one season and one additional £10.00 ticket.
  • Access to the RSC Ofsted outstanding’ children’s nursery
  • No split shifts
  • Consecutive days off as standard
  • No evening dinner service unless exclusive, private dining is required
  • Reduced working hours on Sundays if required to work

As a Sous Chef at the RSC you will work closely with the Head and Chef and committed team members to:

  • Drive rotation of all menus on offer, both seasonally and in line with the changing artistic programme.
  • Supervise and manage the team to include the management of the day-to-day operation.
  • Ensure compliance with all food hygiene and associated legislative regulations.
  • Ensure and support a strong Health and Safety culture that is Embedded within the kitchen brigade.
  • Be a key member of the Catering Management team, serve as a role model providing the link between the front of house and the kitchen, liaising with colleagues to deliver an exceptional experience for our customers.

To be successful in this role you must:

  • Have previous experience of working within a high volume, quality food environment at a senior level
  • Have strong leadership skills combined with a proven ability in management and communication
  • Be a motivational and inspirational leader
  • Have a pro-active approach with the ability to work flexibly, multi-task and deliver in a pressured environment.
  • Have appropriate Food Safety Qualifications and be able to demonstrate high standards of health and safety practice

This is a full-time, permanent position based in Stratford-upon-Avon. You will be working 48 hours per week, five days out of seven.

Access and Inclusion ?

We are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, and welcome and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, identities and lived experiences.?

We offer support and resources to aid access to the application and interview process, as well as the role itself, should you be successful. To discuss in further detail, please contact (see below) – we would be delighted to talk with you.?

Application Process ?

All applications should be made online using the RSC website.?

About the RSC ?

The RSC strives for excellence, and values integrity, inclusion, ambition, and innovation. We act with respect, show leadership, and build resilient ways of working in all our activities. ?

We can offer great benefits and aim to create a welcoming, supportive environment which is happy, healthy, and safe. We place great importance upon developing a diverse, highly motivated, and energised workforce to help achieve our priorities. We put our values at the heart of everything we do.

The Royal Shakespeare Company (no. 212481) is a registered charity.?