Assistant Kitchen Manager / Senior Chef de Partie

Location: Elveden Forest Village - Suffolk

Hours of Work: Full-time

Salary/Hourly Rate: Circa £25,300 per annum, pro rata

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 20 November 2018

Assistant Kitchen Manager / Senior Chef de Partie

We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Join the UK’s number one short break destination. We are proud to have more than 7,000 team members across five Center Parcs Villages and Head Office, working to create memorable experiences for families in beautiful forest locations. 

ABOUT US

A range of quality own-brand and high street restaurants and cafés, mixed with great food, family-friendly menus and a generous sprinkling of excellent service. That’s the recipe for success in our Food and Beverage department.

Around each Village, the Food and Beverage department employs around 350 team members across nine different restaurants, cafés and bars, as well as a production kitchen. There’s also a further five concessionary units including well-known brands such as Bella Italia and Café Rouge. From American grills to authentic Indian cuisine, or for those wanting a relaxing drink after a busy day, there’s something to suit all appetites at Center Parcs.

ABOUT THE BENEFITS

  • Annual profit share/management bonus
  • Staff Reward Scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are now looking to appoint an Assistant Kitchen Manager / Senior Chef de Partie to join our team.

You will assist with leading a kitchen brigade dedicated to providing a first class service and excellent food quality to our guests.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the Kitchen Manager / Head Chef in the effective and efficient management of the kitchen and team
  • Ensuring the kitchen operates within its agreed budget through analysing and rectifying food costs and margins
  • Monitoring guest satisfaction levels on the quality of food and taking action to remedy shortfalls
  • Playing a key role in the Department’s compliance with food safety legislation
  • Preparing and presenting food to the determined specification

HOURS OF WORK

Working straight shifts, you will be contracted to work 150 hours per 4 week period on a flexible basis. This means that your hours and days of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period.

As our village is open 365 days of the year, your working hours may include working weekends, bank holidays and during Christmas and/or New Year on a rota basis. Shifts will fall between the hours of 2pm and 11pm.

ABOUT YOU

Essential requirements:

  • Intermediate Food Hygiene
  • A group trainer qualification or experience of training a group of staff
  • A minimum of GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English and Maths
  • Previous experience as a Chef de Partie with supervisory and training responsibility for a team of chefs in a large organisation or as a Head Chef / Sous Chef in a smaller establishment
  • Computer Literacy

Desirable requirements:

  • A formal cooking qualification or willingness to study

Closing date: 20 November 2018 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: Week commencing 26 November 2018

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received.  Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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