Chef de Partie

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Job Title: Chef de Partie

Salary: £12.29 per hour

Location: LSP have multiple outlets across the University of Leicester (UoL) campus, you are required to work at multiple locations.

Post Holder Responsible To: Sous Chef and Section Manager Food Production (Head Chef).

Contracted hours: Full time, 35 hours per week

Working hours: Monday to Friday primarily with occasional weekends worked on rotation (for Open days & other yearly events). Shift during the week can include lates, evenings and early shifts.

Contract Type: Permanent

Provisional Start Date: ASAP

Number of roles: 2

The Role:

We have amazing opportunities available for more than one experienced Chef de Partie to join the award winning Leicester Services Partnership (LSP) catering team at The University of Leicester.

We are seeking two Chef de Partie to join our fantastic team which produces outstanding food using the finest and freshest ingredients. We are looking for individuals who have great people skills, are passionate about food, are able to work on their own initiative, work as part of a team and has a ‘can do’ attitude.

We are looking for candidates that shows a passion for food and striving to build their career in the catering industry. Experience at working at Chef de Partie level is essential as you will need to draw upon your skills daily to ensure high standards are maintained.

Leicester Services Partnership is a two time award winning catering provider.

Principal Responsibilities
 To assist with food preparation, to cook and serve food as specified by the Section
Manager Head Chef.
 Assist in the production of high quality meals in compliance with the menu and standard
recipes, ensuring the quality of food and service meets the standard set by the Section
Manager Head Chef.
 To ensure a high level of cleanliness is maintained within the kitchen and outlets
 Duties to be carried out in a safe and proper manner in accordance with legislation and
LSP Food Safety Policy.
 When trained, undertake the preparation of food with limited supervision of the Chef or
Senior Chef
 Serve customers in the outlets to the high customer service standard expected
 When outlet-based serve on the till when required
 Assist in ordering of food supplies from nominated suppliers
 Assist in receiving and checking of incoming orders against delivery notes and purchase orders
 Demonstrate understanding of Food Hygiene guidelines in maintaining high standards of personal and kitchen hygiene
 Reporting of breakdown of equipment
 Ensure that the working area is clean and secure at end of the day.
 Attend any relevant training courses, continue own personal development
 To ensure 100% compliance with all legislative guidelines and requirements in connection
with food hygiene and health and safety legislation
 Hours of work will vary depending on the needs of the business, will involve weekend
 Any other tasks that are fitting of the role of Commis Chef

Internal and External Relationships
 Be able to communicate with customers, understand and meet their expectations.
 Line Manager/ Head Chef / Chef de Partie
 Catering Operations Director and Operations Manager
 Customers – students / conference delegates
 University Departments
 Colleagues within LSP

Planning and Organising
 Ensure stock levels maintained are adequate for service
 Prioritising work to ensure mealtimes are met
 Responding to customers’ issues and queries, liaising with line managers/Line Managers to provide a timely and effective service.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

 Relevant experience of food preparation with limited supervision
 Experience of working to portion control
 NVQ Level 1 & 2 or City & Guild 7061 & 2
 Previous experience in a similar role
 Basic food hygiene qualification level 2 or equivalent
 Numeracy and literacy skills sufficient to maintain records

 Previous experience of catering for large numbers
 Knowledge of HACCP/COSHH
 Intermediate food hygiene level 3
 NVQ level 3 or equivalent
 Allergen qualification
 IT Skill, knowledge of Windows and Excel operating systems

Skills, Abilities and Competencies

 Communicate effectively with others
 Maintain a high level of customer service
 Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
 Ability to comply with Health & Safety & COSHH legislation
 Ability to move heavy equipment
 Ability to use own judgement and act accordingly
 Willingness to be flexible as and when required

About LSP

What we offer:
Competitive salary
27 days annual leave
6 University closure days
Discounted car parking (multi-story)
Pension scheme
Access to occupational health and wellbeing tools
Access to training and development
Enhanced sickness pay scheme and maternity/paternity pay scheme

Our mission:

Value our community and enhance their experience by providing best in class services to stimulate the body, mind and soul.

If you believe you are the right person for the role, email your CV and covering letter to quoting reference ‘CdP – RH’ in the subject line and remember to include your name and email address.

Closing date for applications: 8th September 2023