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Sous Chef, The White House, Full Time

Role: Sous Chef, Full Time, 45 hours per week. 

About Us 

Tap Social is a craft brewery and hospitality social enterprise based in Oxfordshire. We create training and employment opportunities for ex-offenders by brewing criminally good beer and creating exciting and welcoming community spaces and hospitality venues. We are now seeking to build the kitchen and front of house team at our latest venture, The White House - a cafe, bar and kitchen on Abingdon Road

The White House will operate an ‘all day dining’ brunch style menu during the week, a larger brunch offering at the weekend and a small plates, casual dining experience in the evenings. The menu will be modern, seasonal and accessible to the Oxford community it serves. 

Role Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic, responsible and creative individual to fill the Sous Chef position. You will assist the Head Chef with menu creation, be responsible for ordering, stock control and hygiene, assist in training CDPs and general kitchen management. 

Suitable candidates should have proven experience in a similar role and 5-10 years overall experience in commercial kitchens with a demonstrable aptitude for managing a team and/or training others. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Deliver consistent dishes to a set specification 
  • Train and assist CDPs and other members of the kitchen team
  • Work alongside Head Chef to develop all food offerings
  • Run the pass when Head Chef is away and communicate effectively with FOH
  • Ensure kitchen is in accordance with current hygiene standards
  • Place orders with suppliers  
  • What We Offer

    • £26,000 - £28,000 per annum dependent on experience (plus tips via TRONC)
    • 25% discount across all Tap Social venues
    • Staff meal for those on double shifts
    • Inclusive and fun atmosphere
    • Lots of opportunity for personal progression and learning
    • Opportunity to be part of one of Oxford’s most progressive companies

    How To Apply

    Please send a CV and cover letter to 

    At The White House, we want to build an energetic, hard-working and socially responsible team. Let us know how you can demonstrate those qualities and why you’d like to work for Tap Social in your cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you!


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