Line Cook / Junior Chef de Partie

Location: Elveden Forest Village - Suffolk

Hours of Work: Full-Time, Various Hours Available

Salary/Hourly Rate: £9.83 per hour

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 22 June 2021

Line Cook / Junior Chef de Partie

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.

LINE COOK / JUNIOR CHEF DE PARTIE

In this role, you will prepare, cook and present menu items to agreed standards. You will assist the Kitchen Managers with the general supervision and coaching of the Kitchen Assistants and deputise for the Kitchen Managers in their absence; maintaining the smooth running of the kitchen.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring the guests’ requirements are always met and naturally seeking out opportunities to exceed their expectations
  • Ensuring the cleanliness of the kitchen area is maintained to a high standard and that all company and legal requirements are met at all times
  • Following guidelines on stock control, portion control and food wastage, taking action as necessary to maintain food Cost of Sales for the unit
  • Supporting the Kitchen Managers with implementation and production of menus, procedures and standards as required
  • Attending all company training as required for legal purposes, personal development or development of new menus and dishes
  • Complying with the guidelines and practices in respect of food safety as detailed in the Food Safety Manual

The ideal candidate will be naturally helpful, enthusiastic and have excellent communication skills.

HOURS OF WORK

Working straight shifts, you will be contracted to work 160 hours per 4-week period on a flexible basis. This means that your days and hours of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period. Shifts will fall between 8am and 11pm. 

As our village is open 365 days of the year, your working hours will include weekends, public / bank holidays and during Christmas and / or New Year on a rota basis.

Occasional flexibility in your working hours will be required for training purposes.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

Essential requirements: 

  • Previous experience as a Line Cook / Junior Chef de Partie including supervisory and training experience or previous experience as a Kitchen Assistant within a quality establishment producing a range of dishes using fresh produce
  • A good standard of spoken and written English is required

Desirable requirements:

  • Intermediate Food Hygiene certificate
  • Formal cooking qualification or willingness to study towards

ABOUT 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:

  • Management/Colleague Bonus Scheme
  • Pension Scheme with Life Assurance
  • Colleague Recognition and Reward Scheme – offering a choice of Center Parcs and High Street vouchers
  • Free use of our leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in our restaurant and retail outlets
  • Access to Perks at Work Portal - offering a wide range of retail and leisure discounts
  • An Employee Assistance Program - providing support on financial, health and legal matters
  • Excellent opportunities for career development and progression with the opportunity to gain externally recognised qualifications

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date: 22 June 2021 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: 26 June 2021

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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Our colleagues work together to make sure guests have a memorable and safe short break. We are committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our teams. Throughout the pandemic Center Parcs have adapted in line with Government guidance and we are doing everything we can to ensure our colleagues feel safe at work by focusing on additional training, health and well-being, hygiene and PPE.

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