The Salary
    £12.22 - £12.83 per hour

    Prezzo Essex

    Sous Chef

     Here at Prezzo, we celebrate the joy of Italian dining; this starts in the kitchen and ends with the service. Every customer should leave wanting to return.
      That’s why we’re looking for a driven and passionate Sous Chef to join us at Prezzo to help us continue offering our best possible dining experience.

    The Role
    We are looking for a new Sous Chef to join our Prezzo Family who has real leadership, ability to drive your team’s performance and ensure your kitchen is consistent in everything it does.
    As a Prezzo Sous Chef you will:

    • Have a keen interest to prep and cook great quality Italian cuisine.
    • Lead your kitchen, often taking the lead with all processes including health and safety, stock management, ordering and staff development.
    • Work closely with our Head Chef.
    • Show #DriveToSucceed (this is one of our core Prezzo values!)
    • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
    • Have a desire to grow your skills and career to become a future Prezzo Head Chef!
    • Be financially accountable and meet company GP expectations.
    • Play a crucial role in helping us achieve our mission of becoming the UK’s favourite Italian dining experience.
    • Ensure every customer leaves happy, wanting to return.

    Our ‘Deal’; What’s in it for you?

    •  Earn shared TRONC.
    •  Take your birthday off on us!
    •  Christmas Day & Boxing Day off!
    •  Be part of ‘Grow’, Our internal development programme. We will give you a career to be proud of.
    •  Become chef qualified with professional level 1&2 qualifications through our ‘Chef Academy’.
    •  Free food on shift.
    •  Bring up to 11 friends or family members and get 50% off your total bill.
    •  Cash in by referring new employees using our ‘More People Like You’ scheme.
    •  ‘Wagestream’; Release your wages flexibly throughout the month!
    •  Dedicated wellbeing & mental health support and access GP services.
    •  Welcoming, fun & culturally diverse working environment.

    Where is the restaurant?
    Conveniently located on the High Street and close to the River Deben, known for its lovely riverside walks and boating activities. Set out over two floors in a charming listed building, a great place to relax after a brisk walk by the river! Situated on the Upper level of the restaurnt is a private dining area with the capacity of sixty guests. Celebrate any occassion in this beautiful listed building which is full of charcter.

    Our Values:

    One Team… working together, with a common purpose, to achieve our goals.

    Genuine Connection… building genuine relationships, where nothing is too much trouble.

    Drive to Succeed… being bold enough to do the right thing, even when it’s hard, to help improve and grow.

    Pride… making memorable moments by caring about everything we do, so everyone leaves wanting to return.

    Our Awards
    We’re proud to be an award-winning hospitality employer, having been awarded:

    • ‘Excellence in HR Technology’ at the HR in Hospitality Awards
    • ‘Best use of Benefits Technology’ at the Employee Benefits Awards
    • ‘Fair Employment’ at the Youth Friendly Employer Awards
    • ‘Environmental Best Practice’ at the International Green Apple Awards
    • ‘Best Pizza Restaurant – Chain’ at the PAPA Industry Awards

    We have also been nominated for:

    • ‘Best Mental Health Strategy’ at the Employee Benefits Awards
    • ‘Recycling excellence’ and ‘Partnership excellence’ at the National Recycling Forum

    We also have a big focus on mental health and wellbeing, and we’re proud to have been accredited with the Foundation Level ‘London Health Workplace Award’.


    Apply Now!
    At Prezzo we want to create a genuinely inclusive workplace, where we embrace the differences of all our colleagues and celebrate diversity. We love to see applications from under-represented groups and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background. Prezzo joined the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) in 2011.