Chefs - Chef de Partie
Mise en Place
London, UK
1d ago

Vacancy Description :

This role reports into the Development Head Chef, and to the Sous Chef in their absence.

Key responsibilities

  • Primary responsibility is to assist in overseeing the day to day running of the Café, focusing on the lunch and dinner food offering.
  • Review the café offer seasonally and design daily menus ensuring the targeted GPs are met.
  • Ensure readiness for service and prep is set for peak trade.
  • Assist with event operations as instructed by either the Development Head Chef / Sous Chef, including preparation and service.
  • Supervise Catering Assistants and Kitchen Porters when managing a shift to ensure the company standards are maintained.
  • Maximise income and minimise expenditure without loss of quality in all areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure the Company Health and Safety and Food Safety Policy is adhered to at all times.
  • Ensure storage of the food meets company and statutory Health and Safety requirements.
  • Ensure that all catering equipment is maintained for usage and report any faulty equipment or breakages to the Development Head Chef / Sous Chef.
  • Attend occasional staff meetings, training sessions and other events which may take place outside normal working hours, whilst maintaining a strong line of communication with your line manager.
  • Maintain a friendly and cordial working relationship with all colleagues.
  • About you :

    The successful applicant will demonstrate the following skills, experience, and personal qualities :

    Essential

  • Previous experience of working in a busy café, preparing and delivering food to a high standard at CDP level.
  • Previous experience of creating daily menus around seasons.
  • An ability to work to high standards under pressure.
  • Good palate and a passion for food.
  • A good team player.
  • A solid understanding of Health & Safety and Food Safety.
  • Levelheaded / sensible, trustworthy and reliable.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Pro-active in problem solving, with a can do’ attitude.
  • Desirable

  • Previous experience in working within events
  • Previous venue or contract caterer experience
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