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Chef de Partie - The Stables

Location: The Grove

Contract Type: Full Time

Salary: Expected earnings £30,854 per annum plus hotel benefits

Specific Hours: 48 hours per week

Chef de Partie - The Stables

The Stables Bar and Restaurant is preparing for a re-opening which will showcase the very best of British produce.  Over the last few months our chefs have worked in partnership with local, small scale suppliers of cheese, meat and vegetables to make sure all our menus feature fantastic ingredients from sustainable, regenerative sources, and taste all the more amazing for it.  And let’s not forget the produce from our very own Jemima’s Kitchen Garden – The Stables is all about Estate to Plate – and you can’t get more local than that!

We are looking for chefs who are forward thinking during service and are passionate about making fresh dishes every day, such as homemade pies, flatbreads in our pizza oven and specials that change depending on what is in season. We are looking for someone who is keen to learn new skills such as butchery, and is conscious of using our ingredients to their full potential to minimise wastage.

In addition to the Restaurant, The Stables serves a lighter menu in the Bar and is home to the Players’ Lounge, a dedicated space where we host corporate golf clients with summer BBQs or warming winter dishes after their time on the course.

We are looking for a Chef de Partie who is passionate about cooking and has proven experience of a busy service in an à la carte restaurant.  The Stables caters for up to 100 covers and is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner so a fast pace and the flexibility to work a variety of shifts is essential.  We pride ourselves on developing talent in our kitchens so in return for your skills and drive, we can offer you training and the chance to learn and grow within the team.

The role will start with training prior to us being able to welcome guests back to dine with us.

First interviews will be held via Zoom and if successful, followed by a trial on-site with our Head Chef, adhering to and respecting all Covid-19 guidelines.

About Us

The Grove is one of three prestigious hotels operated by Ralph Trustees, a family-owned independent hotel group. We are a spectacular 5 star destination and resort, offering our guests a slice of tranquility and calm, away from the stresses of everyday life.

Across our 300-acre estate, we offer a range of mouth-watering dining experiences, outdoor activities (including our famed Golf course, Walled Garden and beach) and an indulgent award-winning spa, gym and health club. Being family owned means that both our guests and our employees are treated as individuals and not one of the crowd.

Why join us?

Aside from the personal touches that come with working in a family-run business, we also offer a range of fantastic benefits that are designed to make you feel valued and appreciated as an important member of our team:

  • The chance to make use of the on-site award-winning facilities such as the spa, golf course and gym.
  • A staff canteen with a free meal during your shift
  • A subsidised shuttle bus from Watford town centre
  • Generous discounts for you and your family/friends on stays with the hotel
  • Access to subsidised staff accommodation (if required)
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