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Chef -Christmas Period

Job Category: Chef de Partie

Job Location: Reading, Reading

Description: The Company and the Role:

New fixed term contract opportunity for a Christmas Chef to work from the 1st of November to December 31st, 2021, in a busy fresh food restaurant kitchen brigade, based between Reading and Newbury.



The Company is setting a new benchmark by combining local produce and a table service, offering a fresh food seasonal breakfast, lunch, and afternoon team menu.

Ingredients sourced and grown locally and on site where possible.

Own transport is essential, as there are no viable or reliable public transport links.

Key Features of the Role:

• The Chef de Partie is responsible for working and supporting in the production and cooking of all menu items.

• Directed through the daily shift plan and under the guidance of the senior kitchen personnel.

• Maintaining quality and consistency of all food produced in line with specification and recipes, clear labelling, and production procedures.

• As a Chef de Partie you work 40 hours per week, 5 days a week from 08:00 / 08:30 until 16:30 or some days 9:00 until 17:30.

• This is a busy restaurant, and it will require you to roll up your sleeve and prepare all your ingredients and cook your menu items from scratch and to order.

• Working under a very talented Head Chef and Sous Chef management team, you need to be organised, able to follow instructions and procedures.

• You must be able to work full time 5 days a week from the 1st of November until 31st December 2021.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

• To be a success you need to be an accomplished Chef de Partie or Cook.

• Own transport essential to get to site.

• Proven Cook / Chef experience, fresh food preparation and cooking from scratch

• Familiar with current legislation’s regarding food hygiene, safety, risk assessments etc.

• Essential that you are a professional communicator, who can respect work colleagues.

• Relevant certifications as both a practical and theoretical experience is essential.

What is on Offer?

This Chef de Partie opportunity offers a pro-rata basic annual salary ranging from £18K to £22K depending upon experience and interview trial assessment.

Tips available on top of the basic, which works out at roughly £100 - £200 per month.

No split shifts, no late nights!

Every other weekend off.

Working 40 hours per week, 5 days per week from 8:00/8:30.

Fresh food cooking, using local seasonal ingredients to create breakfast and lunch menu items.
Generous staff discount, uniform provided, free parking.

On-going permanent Chef career training opportunities for the right candidate, if you want to consider this role on a full-time permanent basis, to develop new skills and techniques.

20 Days holiday + Birthday off + public bank holidays (pro-rata).

Applicants Please Note:

Do not apply for this vacancy unless you are an experienced Cook or Chef.

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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.

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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: 10516/2021/CA8154FC
Job Type: Contract
Contact Phone Number: 02380 224654
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Date Added: 06 October 2021

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