Chef De Partie Job

Location UK, South East England, Middlesex
Sector Corporate Catering, Hospitality & Staffing
Job Role Chef
Job Type Permanent
Employment Type Full-time
Salary £12.49p/h
Job Number  98501
Created 22 December 2021

(98501)

One of the worlds most prestigious schools is looking for a casual Chef de Partie to join their team. The successful candidate will take an active role within the team of loyal chefs, producing innovative, varied, cost-effective and healthy food to serve in both the central dining hall and other venues throughout the School. The role focuses on food production and service delivery, working with quality ingredients to deliver the highest standard of product, to a demanding customer base. As Chef de Partie, you will be expected to work in rotation to ensure all production and service stations are covered, and you will be required to work on bespoke and prestigious events throughout the calendar year. In this diverse function, there will be an opportunity to develop experience of general kitchen management practices, ordering and stock-control procedures, menu planning and costing, managing food safety and wastage reporting. Staff turnover is very low, so there is a great emphasis placed on training and coaching our teams to ensure they reach their full potential. In return, we offer excellent working hours and conditions of employment.

The Role:

▪ Support all core catering requirements and hospitality catering requests

▪ Support daily and weekly production to comply with production schedules

▪ Adhere to quality-control processes to ensure the highest quality end product

▪ Ensure standard recipe specifications are followed at all times

▪ Ensure only the freshest and most appropriate ingredients are used at all times

▪ Ensure that all items detailed on the menu are available at the start of each service

▪ Ensure that stock is replenished throughout service, yet be proactive in decision-making and changing the product offer, should product items be running low throughout service

▪ Participate in staff briefings at the start of the working day and ensure this continues at shift handovers

▪ Assist the senior team in planning and preparation for all special events, delivered services and non-core activity

▪ Ensure that all events are catered and delivered to the best of your ability

▪ Act as the lead chef for specific functions

▪ Understand and embrace the need for flexibility regarding rostering, work location and cover for unplanned absence, and be willing to support the senior team should such cover be required

▪ Comply with all health and safety and food safety policies and procedures, including HACCP, COSHH, accident and near-miss reporting, manual-handling training and risk assessments

▪ Maintain appropriate records for temperature of product and equipment, in line with due diligence reporting

▪ Maintain and implement cleaning schedules and ensure ‘clean as you go’ practices are followed

▪ Report any equipment faults and facilities issues to the senior kitchen team

▪ Maintain all equipment within your operating area, through due care and diligence, and ensure catering equipment faults are reported and that equipment is taken out of service or labelled appropriately if deemed unsafe

You have:

▪ An NVQ Level 1 or 2 (or equivalent), recognised within the UK hospitality industry

▪ City and Guilds 706/1 & 2 (or equivalent), recognised within the UK hospitality industry

▪ Evidence of previous health and safety, risk assessment and COSHH training

▪ Professionally recognised food hygiene accreditation

▪ Demonstrable kitchen experience in a mass-catering operation or high-end hospitality kitchen

▪ Experience of working in a brigade where flexibility and teamwork are at the heart of the kitchen

▪ Kitchen stock and ordering experience

▪ Experience of working in a front-line, customer-facing environment

▪ Experience of working in a fast-paced environment

▪ Experience of using IT, with a basic knowledge of Word, Excel, catering booking systems and purchasing systems

▪ A proven working knowledge of English and continental cookery, and first-rate culinary skills

▪ An understanding of produce, ingredients, food allergies and intolerances, and experience in delivering dishes to meet specific consumer needs

*For a more detailed job role, please get in touch*

The successful applicant will undergo an enhanced DBS check

Salary:  £12.49 per hour

Other benefits/package:  free lunches, school pension scheme, use of the school's sports facilities and subsidised membership of the tennis, golf, angling and social clubs

Additional details:  helpful to be a driver with own car

Hours: 5 days out of 7 including evenings and weekends on a rota basis agreed in advance by your line manager

Start:  ASAP

Responsible Consultant:  Kelly Bothomley

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