Chef de Partie

Job Description

Chef de Partie – Full time permanent role, up to 48 hours per week 


We are looking for up to four CDP’s to be based in two of our client’s traditional country pub & hotel.  Perched on a riverbank in rural Essex, CO6 area.  These ancient Inns offer elegant afternoon teas and fine dining, using seasonal fresh ingredients, you will be part of a close knit team producing traditional British and modern European cuisine.


Key responsibilities:

  • Preparing, cooking and presenting dishes within your speciality
  • Managing and training any demi-chef de parties or commis working with you
  • Helping the sous chef and head chef to develop new dishes and menus
  • Ensuring you and your team have high standards of food hygiene and follow the rules of health and safety
  • Monitoring portion and waste control to maintain profit margins

Skills needed

  • Great cooking skills
  • A cool head
  • An ability to delegate appropriately
  • Organisational flair
  • A grasp of profit margins

Qualifications (any of the list below would be ideal)

  • The 14-19 Hospitality & Catering diploma
  • City & Guilds diplomas in professional cookery
  • BTEC/HND in professional cookery
  • A foundation degree in culinary arts
  • Any health and safety and food hygiene courses

About you

Someone who's got bags of stamina and enjoys the fast pace of working in a kitchen. You also need to be able to stay calm and work as part of a team during a frenetic service. As head of your section you need to be confident enough to manage the commis chefs working with you - and to give them clear instructions.


If interested we would love to hear from you.