The Company and the Role: Award-winning Gastro Pub situated between Midhurst and Pulborough are seeking a passionate Chef de Partie on a permanent basis, focusing on quality fresh food menu items, supporting the Head Chef. A truly stunning venue overlooking the beautiful South Downs. A fine dining destination Gastro Pub and intimate private dining room, all attached to cosy and comfortable bedrooms, with a great reputation for serving fresh seasonal British cuisine with fresh locally sourced and organic food at the heart of what they do. They pride themselves on using the best fresh ingredients and combining them with minimal fuss and interference, allowing the natural flavours to shine. They are currently looking for a Chef de Partie to join the kitchen brigade. This is a fulltime permanent position. This role would be ideal for an existing Demi CDP, CDP, a Senior CDP, or even a Senior Commis Chef who would like the experience to work in a vibrant, busy award-winning kitchen, as part of the team that will no doubt win more awards in the near future.
Key Features of the Role: Chef de Partie works with service staff, ensuring high levels of service received by the guests. Maintaining channels of clear communication between all Teams and Departments. Vital part of the brigade system, Chef de Partie is responsible for running a specific section of the kitchen, plus a broader knowledge of other kitchen sections. Managing and training other Chefs working with you, encouraging competence, confidence, and organisation. Produce food to a fine dining or rosette standard. Assisting The Head Chef with food cost and wastage, cleanliness, hygiene, stock control, organization, and section standards. Working 50 - 55 hours per week, 5 days per week, in a mixture of split and straight shifts.
Knowledge and Skills Required: Accomplished Chef de Partie. Experience in a fresh food kitchen, fine dining, award-winning rosette standard or higher. Your practical Chef de Partie experience supported by some form of catering qualification. Passion, experience and a desire to work with fresh and locally sourced quality ingredients. Emotional stability to continually improve your Chef skills in a busy and demanding business. Must have your own reliable transport as no reliable public transport available. Self-motivated, able to motivate others, possess excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills, which you can demonstrate in a trial interview, plus attention to detail and high standards.
What’s on Offer? Basic annual salary from £22,000 to £23,000, dependent on experience and assessment during trial shift. Tips and Tronc (service charge), roughly an extra £3000 pa on top of your basic salary. Working under a very talented Head Chef in a trusted and supportive role. Industry training courses provided to you as part of your personal development. Amazing career progression up the brigade and across multiple award-winning venues. Discounts available across the group. No ‘Live In’ accommodation available at the venue, not able to cater for relocators or those without their own transport.