Assistant Kitchen Manager / Senior Chef de Partie

Location: Longford Forest - Ireland

Hours of Work: Full-Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: €29,400 per annum

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 26 March 2019

Assistant Kitchen Manager / Senior Chef de Partie

A short break at Center Parcs allows families to create their own experience, where they are free to do as much or as little as they like. In 2019, we’re bringing our unique and unrivalled family short breaks to Longford Forest in The Midlands region of Ireland.

Set in hundreds of acres of beautiful forest, our new Center Parcs resort – Longford Forest - will welcome 250,000 guests each year, providing the very best facilities and activities. To transform our vision into a reality, we’re looking for an incredible and unstoppable team of around 1,000 employees – and this is a unique opportunity to be involved from the start.

ABOUT THE ROLE

At Longford Forest, the Food and Beverage department will employ around 300 team members across 10 different restaurants, cafés and bars, as well as a production kitchen. We are now looking to recruit Assistant Kitchen Managers (Senior Chefs de Partie) to join our growing team from May 2019.

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

There will be the requirement to travel to the UK to undertake initial training on commencement of employment and the role will differ initially to when the resort is open and fully operational so flexibility, adaptability and a willingness to help out as required are key requirements.

ABOUT YOU

Essential requirements:

  • 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
  • Intermediate Food Hygiene certificate (or demonstrate experience/knowledge of Health & Safety/hygiene requirements in a kitchen)
  • A group trainer qualification or experience of training a group of staff
  • Computer Literacy

Desirable requirements:

  • A formal cooking qualification

HOURS OF WORK

You will be contracted to work 150 hours per 4 week period, on a flexible basis. During the pre-opening period it is anticipated that your hours of work will generally be Monday – Friday office hours, with flexibility required around business needs.

Once the village is operational your working hours will include evenings, weekends, public / bank holidays and during Christmas and/or New Year on a rota basis, with a premium rate of pay for hours worked on a Sunday.

THE BENEFITS

Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:

  • Staff bonus Scheme
  • Contributed pension scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets

If this sounds like your ideal job, and you’d like to be in at the start of something great, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date:  26 March 2019 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held:  9 and 10 April 2019

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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