Chef de Partie
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
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.
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
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
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
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
What we offer:
27 days annual leave
6 University closure days
Discounted car parking (multi-story)
Access to occupational health and wellbeing tools
Access to training and development
Enhanced sickness pay scheme and maternity/paternity pay scheme
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 firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference ‘CdP – RH’ in the subject line and remember to include your name and email address.
Closing date for applications: 8th September 2023