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Chef de Partie

27300.00 - 27300.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Hospitality & Catering
Part Time
Flexible working available
Contract Type

Chef de Partie


GBP27,300 per annum (pro rata)


2 part time roles available

( 3 days per week with overtime available)

We are currently looking for two part time Chef De Partie's to help deliver an in-house catering service and provide a continuous service with no disruptions. This role is part time and you will be working closely with our Head Chef. The 18 hours will be split over 3 days with weekend availability as an essential part of the role.

The role will also include picking up regular overtime covering in our other sites which are also based in Bedford.

We are looking for an experienced individual who is adaptable to different situations. A highly motivated character, able to show self-discipline in the way they work and who has high standards when it comes to cleanliness and food quality.

Our work in Retirement Living is no exception. We believe in creating modern communities where over-55s can live in desirable, social, independent spaces. Safe in the knowledge that we have extra tailored care and support available if it's needed.

This is all possible thanks to our dedicated and passionate Retirement Living team. A team that you could be part of.

What you will be doing:

  • Run the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef manage the staff to provide a consistent service to the residents.

  • Support other kitchen staff with training and development in collaboration with the Head Chef.

  • Support the Head Chef to develop a catering service to meet the residents' expectations, including creating menus, considering dietary requirements and providing healthy, varied meals.

  • Ensure all kitchen equipment is checked and maintained in accordance with health and safety regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Ensure that due diligence in Hygiene and Food Safety is maintained at all times.

We'd love to meet someone with:

  • Experience of sourcing and purchasing cost effective catering supplies.

  • Good working knowledge of Food Safety legislation and health and safety procedures.

  • Good working knowledge of current food trends and special dietary requirements taking into account seasonal variations, cultural preferences and any special dietary requirements.

  • Knowledge of handing and operation of catering equipment.

  • Experience of working in a similar environment, ensuring that residents receive a healthy and varied choice of meals.

  • Experience of events and functions catering.

  • Appropriate food hygiene certificate

Amongst what we offer you is:

  • A competitive salary of up to GBP27,300 per annum (pro rata)

  • 28 days holiday PLUS Bank Holidays

  • A generous contributory pension scheme

  • Private health care

  • Free life assurance

  • Access to an extensive suite of wellbeing services and tools including a digital gym

  • Opportunities for learning and development

  • Discounted gym membership

  • Retail discount scheme

Closing date: 24th May 2024

Interview date: Ongoing throughout the recruitment process

Please note the successful candidate will need to complete an enhanced DBS application.

We reserve the right to close this recruitment if it is deemed that we have received a suitable number of applications. On this basis we would advise that applications are submitted as soon as possible.

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