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CMD Recruitment

Chef de Partie

Lavington, Wiltshire

Full time and Permanent

Salary up to £28,500

We are working in partnership with our client who are a well-respected, known, and independent School based in Lavington to recruit a Chef de Partie.

Role Overview: Reporting to the Sous Chef and Chef Manager. You will be working as part of a team preparing, cooking and serving over 1200 meals a day.

The successful candidate will be required to work 50 hours a week. These hours will be worked on a rota basis over 5 days, Monday to Sunday between the hours 06:30 – 19:30.

You will not be required to work more than 15 weekends a year.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To carry out and the preparation, cooking, presentation, and service of all meals using a variety of cooking equipment and methods.
  • To ensure a high standard of professional practice throughout all procedures, from preparing and presenting at the hot plate or table.
  • To be responsible for the hygiene standards of all areas of the catering department and ensure quality control is monitored and standard maintained.
  • To advise the Chef Manager of any malfunctioning of catering equipment, heating, lighting or emergency systems within the catering department.
  • To ensure the catering department and all the equipment is maintained to a high standard and in accordance with manufacturers guidelines and all equipment is in good working order.
  • To provide nourishing, balanced, attractive, varied and tasty meals as required, including special dietary needs, medical, religious or other (vegetarians).
  • To ensure all mealtimes are adhered to, whilst preparing the food in different batches to allow for different service times.
  • To garnish all food attractively and serve with traditional accompaniments.
  • To liaise with the Sous Chef & Chef Manager to ensure all stocks are properly stored and rotated in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • To prepare daily lists of stores and accepting responsibility for these items after issue from the stores.
  • To ensure all temperatures are logged throughout the receiving, cooking and serving processes.
  • To ensure that all food stored in refrigerators and deep-freezers is wrapped correctly labelled as to its contents, date of opening/storing “use-by” date etc.
  • To adhere to a kitchen and equipment cleaning rota.

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to discuss further please do not hesitate to contact Dan Pyle at CMD Recruitment on 01380 738300 and email your CV to

    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Lavington
    • Date posted:
    • Salary: £27000 - £28500