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Commis Chef

Job Category: Commis Chef

Job Location: New Forest, Southampton

Description: The Company and the Role:

Excellent permanent Commis Chef opportunity to join an award winning, celebrated, five-star team in the New Forest area, cooking modern British food, delivering exceptional culinary experience.

The company and brand are well-known in the catering and hospitality sector with fine dining and rosette awarded restaurants in London and in Europe.

Offering you the chance to learn from award winning celebrity Chef’s, so that you can develop new skills, techniques, and knowledge, working with fresh ingredients and produce.

Passion, dedication, reliability, and high quality are the keys to success. Which can lead you on to a career path with no limits, working around the globe on their chartered super yachts, celebrity masterclasses, or in one of their capital city High End restaurant venues.

You can expect in return a culture of support from the business, to make sure you are properly trained and developed, with achievable progression plans and goals set, as well as a wealth of benefits, rewards, and perks to take advantage of during your down time.

Key Features of the Role:

• You will work 3.5 days a week based on full time hours, with a work schedule planned 3 months in advance, with 1 long weekend per month, allowing you to plan your family time / downtime in advance.

• The Commis Chef is the start of your catering journey and you will be expected to work with fresh ingredients, you will need resilience to handle and deliver the high standards of service

• The brigade structure requires you to take food orders, cook them to the trained standard required at the direction of a Chef de Partie or Head Chef or Sous Chef.

• You will also be expected to help, support, and assist other Chefs and Commis Chefs to make sure the kitchen runs efficiently and effectively, as any team should.

• The kitchen is a very busy place and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner to almost 64 hotel guests per day, as well as additional alfresco dining visitors, private functions, and event guests.

• Menu items can change every day, so you have to be flexible and prepared for changes, fresh produce and locally grown / sourced items are not limitless. However, you will get opportunities to recommend and get involved with new menu item creation.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

You must be an accomplished Commis Chef with a good employment record or alternatively an ambitious Kitchen Porter looking for the next step up in your career.

You should have basic catering and kitchen experience supported by industry qualifications and or training or be studying for your industry qualifications.

Experience cooking fresh food menu items from scratch is preferred as there is no microwave used to cook all the food in this kitchen.

Reliable transport is a must (car or motorbike) to get to the venue, as there are no public transport links and no live-in options available.

Experience of working in a busy kitchen / restaurant environment where orders can come thick and fast, having the calmness to work through multiple orders as directed.

You will also need to be someone who can identify if they are overwhelmed and need support, as well as offering this to others when needed, as success is a team effort.

What is on Offer?

Basic starting salary will be the National Minimum Rate according to your age with the opportunity to quickly move up the brigade structure to a salaried position.

Service charge (Tronc) usually ranging between £200 - £300pm (That is up to £3,600pa extra).

3.5 working days per week, 1 long weekend per month on a rota 3 months in advance.

Personal guidance, tuition, and training from well-known celebrity Chefs onsite and as part of the venue’s masterclasses.

Lively team environment set in a laid-back luxury venue, surrounded by stunning scenery, forest landscapes, foraging opportunities, beekeeping and so many more exciting challenges.

Holiday entitlement 20 days plus all bank and public holidays, rising 1 day each year for 5yrs.

Company pension, uniform, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme.

Free on-site parking, meals on duty, various company and retail discounts through Perk Box, recognised national award nomination opportunities, tailored personal development plans, training with Italian menu, access to leading hoteliers and hospitality entrepreneurs to develop your career and keep it interesting, placement opportunities across multiple hotel venues, departments, even ski season or summer super yacht placements.

Budding Entrepreneur programme which can build you up to maybe one day owning and running your own hotel, wide ranging and recognised qualifications and development opportunities.

Applicants Please Note:

Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Commis Chef or Kitchen Porter.

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rpc catering & hospitality recruitment is a leading catering and hospitality recruitment specialist supplying Chefs of all grades and Hospitality General / Deputy / Assistant / Restaurant / Bar Managers / Sommeliers and Mixologists and hotel staff of all levels throughout the UK and Internationally.

If you are interested in working in the catering and hospitality and hotels sector and seeking to develop your career, please do not hesitate to contact us for a confidential discussion.

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UK Work Eligibility: This employer has chosen to only allow applications from those that hold current UK work permissions.

Employer Reference: 9332/2021/CA7866FC
Job Type: Permanent
Contact Phone Number: 02380 224654
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Date Added: 04 June 2021

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