Sous chef

  • The Connaught
  • Kitchen
  • Hélène Darroze
  • Full time

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a talented and ambitious Sous chef to lead the fining dining kitchen brigade at Hélène Darroze at The Connaught - the outstanding two-star Michelin and 5AA-Rosette restaurant by Cuisiniere Hélène Darroze.

Found at the heart of Mayfair village, The Connaught blends tradition with contemporary flair. With its bespoke service, 3,000-piece art collection, two Michelin-starred restaurant Hélène Darroze at The Connaught and London’s only Aman Spa, it has always been the choice for connoisseurs of the art of living well. Jean-Georges at The Connaught offers all-hours informal gourmet dining; and the exquisite Connaught Bar has won prestigious awards for its masterful mixology.

Main duties & responsibilities

As Sous chef you will work closely with Hélène Darroze and the Executive Chef to lead the brigade and to continue to develop the creativity of Hélène Darroze at The Connaught. You will support the Executive Chef with the daily management of all aspects of the kitchen. Working with the freshest seasonal produce and ingredients and within a highly talented brigade, you will be responsible for ensuring the quality, consistency and delivery of all menus, the running of the kitchen and deputising in the absence of the Executive Chef.

Entry requirements

You will be passionate about working in a quality, renowned food environment and be an excellent manager who motivates and develops your brigade. You will take a hands-on approach to your role and be able to organise and prioritise to ensure quality and service delivery. With this in mind, you will have proven experience ideally at Sous or Executive Sous Chef level within a top quality restaurant or hotel environment, and previous experience at 2 Michelin Star level is essential for this role. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented chef who is ready on to take a new challenge within Hélène’s outstanding brigade and to develop your career within an award-winning hotel company.

Benefits package

  • Competitive salary
  • Preferential room rates for yourself and family across Maybourne Hotel Group
  • 50% food & beverage discount across Maybourne Hotel Group
  • Vast range of learning and development programmes, for colleagues and managers at all levels
  • Opportunities for transfer and promotion across Maybourne Hotel Group
  • Social events & activities
  • Wellbeing events & activities
  • Critical illness cover
  • Season ticket loan
  • Additional benefits & initiatives may be available in local properties

Terms & conditions apply to all benefits


In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

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