Chef de Partie

We have a vacancy for a Chef de Partie

You will work as part of the wider Catering Team – preparing, cooking and presenting high quality cuisine to ensure a first-class, hotel style service is delivered across all areas of our business.

This is a permanent role, working 40 hours per week on a rota basis – with flexibility to work across a combination of morning, afternoon, evening and weekend shifts.

Who are we?

  • Employee owned & multi award-winning Retirement Village set in the beautiful parkland and gardens of the Middleton Hall estate
  • A group of like-minded individuals, sharing the same core values to support our residents to live their best life

What does being a Chef de Partie involve?

  • Delivering a first-class service to Residents, Co-owners and visitors of Middleton Hall
  • Preparing, cooking & presenting high quality, nourishing dishes within your speciality
  • Working alongside the Head Chef & Sous Chef/s to develop menus and innovate new dishes
  • Liaising with suppliers to plan and place orders
  • Monitoring stock, storage & food provisions, reporting on portion/waste control and associated costs
  • Supporting, training & coaching junior chefs
  • Working in all areas of the kitchen to support others and meet deadlines
  • Comply with all Food Hygiene & Health & Safety policies and regulations – adhering to HACCP – Food Safety, Hygiene, Cleanliness, Health, Storage
  • Follow Safe Food Better Business (SFBB) and Care Quality Commission (CQC) guidelines
  • Ensure compliance with daily & periodic cleaning schedules and temperature checks
  • Support the Catering service to meet service KPI’s, objectives and training & development plans
  • Hard work! But you will truly make a difference (and have lots of fun too) in such a rewarding environment

Would I be right for the role?

  • Ideally you will possess a Professional Cookery L2 (or similar) qualification along with having plenty demonstrable experience within a similar role.
  • Are you friendly, knowledgeable, patient, yet able to work in a fast paced and deadline driven environment?
  • A good communicator, keen to share new ideas with the rest of the team?
  • Enthusiastic, ambitious and ready to learn and develop even more skills?
  • Able and willing to take on additional responsibilities in the long term?
  • Flexible and able to work in a challenging yet hugely rewarding environment?

Salary negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.

How do I apply?

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our residents. We expect all co-owners and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure & barring service check (DBS) will be sought.