Please note: this is an ongoing recruitment campaign.
This role is offering a salary of £25,453 per annum + a Market Sector Allowance of £1,500 per annum (for a minimum of 2 years)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, talented and enthusiastic Chef de Partie to be a key part of our professional team of award-winning chefs in the Catering Services of the House of Commons. Please find attached some images of the main course dishes made by our talented chefs at the House of Commons.
Catering Services aim to deliver the best quality service with an enthusiastic and professional team for the benefit of all our customers. We are responsible for the efficient operation of the House of Commons catering facilities within the agreed financial framework.
Together with the Senior Chef, the post holder will be responsible for the efficient and effective running of their designated kitchen. Their responsibilities will include:
The preparation, production and service of all menu and related items
The supervision of staff under their brigade
Operating within Food Safety, Health and Safety regulations and financial remit.We have Chef de Partie posts available in our new Terrace Cafeteria (opening October 2022) working Tuesday – Saturday inclusive, as well as posts working our standard full time hours. Please specify in your supporting statement what posts you are interested in being considered for.
Skills and Experience
Must have relevant catering qualifications (i.e., City and Guilds 706: 1 & 2 or NVQ level 1, 2 & 3 or equivalent qualification)
Proven relevant kitchen experience in a similar position, working in all areas of the kitchen, working in a high volume, multi-outlet, high quality venue.
The ability to manage and motivate staff as part of a team often under pressure, and to prioritise workload to deliver a high-quality service.
Good awareness of current catering trends and catering practices
Always maintains a high-level professional standard.
Is flexible and able to work prioritise their work.
In addition to your salary, we offer an attractive range of benefits including:
A very competitive industry salary.
30 days' annual leave (increasing to 35 days after first full leave year).
Civil Service Pension scheme.
Interest free season ticket loan and bicycle loan
Secure employment in an industry that isn't noted for its stability.
Monthly Service Charge & paid overtime (voluntary & non-contractual).
Excellent 'In-House' and external training for professional and career progression.(either within the catering service or elsewhere in Parliament).
Further development with encouragement to enter culinary competitions involvement with the Craft guild of Chefs and British Culinary Federation Societies with guidance from award winning mentors..
5 over 6 day working shift patterns with Sundays and all Bank Holidays off.
Free staff meals and uniforms provided and laundered.
Free Safety Shoes after 3 months..
'Star Awards' staff recognition scheme.
Access to our confidential Employee Assistance Programme with a 24/7 helpline.
On site gym.
If you would like to apply for this role, please submit your CV along with a supporting statement providing evidence against all the criteria listed in the job description.
More information on the role and the full criteria can be found on the Job Description
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