Senior Sous Chef

  • Full-time
  • Support
  • Manchester


Innovatively designed by Soho House, Mollie’s is a growing family of twenty-first century motel-diners with big ambitions for expansion. In spirit, Mollie’s was born in America – an offspring of the classic roadside motel and drive-in diner, a welcome stopover on a route to somewhere. We’ve borrowed the inviting red neon signs and the easy-going vibe, the burgers, the shakes, the bottomless coffee, a dash of nostalgia, but there’s nothing old-school about Mollie’s. Expect innovative digital check-in, EV chargers, designer rooms with a fresh Soho House look and affordable prices. Mollie’s has already been named as the ‘Best Budget Hotel’ in the Sunday Times Best Places to Stay, Best Innovator in the GQ Food & Drink Awards, and was awarded the Catey Award for Best Use of Technology.


Following the success of its first sites in Oxfordshire and Bristol, a third site in Manchester is currently underway and a further ten locations are already earmarked as part of the immediate expansion plan to forge a new ‘budget-luxe’ sector in the travel and leisure industry. 


Mollie’s is now looking for a Senior Sous Chef looking to build a successful career with an inventive, high growth brand at the forefront of the hospitality sector. 


The Mollies’ team are warm, welcoming and customer focused, passionate about exceeding expectations and maintaining the highest standards of service we hold ourselves to. They are proud to work at Mollie’s and love to work collaboratively as a team to enhance the guest experience at every opportunity.  

We are looking for candidates who are driven and have an eagerness to learn and build an exciting career with a fast growing, leading hospitality business.

You will be supported by state-of-the-art technology instead of legacy systems so we can create a seamless and logical way of doing things from the get-go. We want you to exceed your expectations. We will nurture your talent, encourage new skills and give you the tools to manage your future.  

Mollie’s is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to Mollie’s.


At Mollie’s, Chefs must be food obsessed, dedicated to exceeding guest expectations, and focused on training and developing within a high performing kitchen team to achieve agreed KPIs, controls, and high standards. As a Senior Sous Chef, you will be a dynamic team member expected to lead from the front to train and develop the team around you and to consistently deliver the high standards of food our guests expect. You need to be driven, passionate about food, and have an acute attention to detail.

You will ensure that operational procedures are always maintained to ensure consistency and compliance.

You will work closely with the Head Chef to review new processes, initiatives and offerings to ensure efficiency and constantly improve the business.

We are looking for candidates who are well organised and passionate about their work, with an eagerness to learn and build an exciting career within a fast growing, leading hospitality business. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Head Chef in the day-to-day running of the kitchen and deputising in their absence
  • Consistently delivering food to high company standards
  • Ensuring strict compliance with food safety and health & safety regulations
  • Working with the Head Chef to train and develop the kitchen team
  • Supporting the Head Chef with ordering and stock takes

Core Strengths

  • A passion for food
  • The ability to lead a team and build relationships with colleagues both in the kitchen and on the floor
  • The ability to work under pressure
  •  A keen eye for detail
  • Organisation
  • Communication

Experience & Requirements

  • A minimum of three years’ experience as a Sous Chef is essential
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of other languages is a bonus
  • A qualification in catering/ hospitality is desirable but not essential
  • Certification to Level 3 Food Safety is preferable


  • Up to £36,000 (dependant on experience)
  • 10% Tronc Scheme
  • Mollie’s Career Pathway programme including Paid qualifications
  • Enhanced Company Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave
  • Company sick pay
  • Perkbox Discounts
  • Discounted food and accommodation
  • 24 hour access to our wellness programme
  • Discounts on GHD and Cowshed products
  • Length of Service Rewards
  • Monthly awards scheme
  • Up to £500 refer a friend scheme
  • Birthday rewards