Chef De Partie

Job Type Customer Service
Location Ambleside - Ambleside Park
Partnership Level 9
Closing Date 28/06/2024
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £24,400.00 - £31,000.00 Annual
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 37.5

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We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.

Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

At a glance:

  • Working pattern- 37.5 hours per week with a mix of earlier, lates, and weekends. Earliest start time 7 am - latest finish 9 pm

  • Salary -The range is £24,400 - £31,000 

  • Contract type- This position is permanent.


About the role:

You'll be working as part of our friendly team to ensure the efficient day to day running of the kitchen and to assist in providing a consistently high quality dining experience while maintaining sales, reputation and profit of the kitchen as agreed by the Head Chef and Sous Chef.

You'll add value to the efficient and profitable running of the kitchen in order to achieve your business and personal objectives, along with those of your team and the hotel.

You'll need to be flexible to work in different areas, if required, and adhering to all health and safety requirements at all times.

What you’ll be doing as a Hotels Chef de Partie:

Our Chef de Partie operates as a valued member of our talented and friendly Catering team demonstrating a real passion for food and being motivated to invent, produce and present quality dishes in accordance with our hotel offer.

You’ll also be involved in assisting in the day to day running of the kitchen by producing agreed menus to a high standard, supervising the department when required, providing guidance to the Commis Chef, controlling stock and minimising wastage.

We work to a high standard and as a key part of the team you’ll comply with all food safety policies, procedures and practices as essential when working in catering.

Essential skills you’ll need:-

  • Relevant professional chef qualifications: City & Guilds diplomas in professional cookery, BTEC HNC in professional cookery or equivalent

  • We are looking for someone creative with a professional demeanour who must be able to work under pressure, demonstrating flair and a good palette with experience working in a professional kitchen.

Desirable skills you could bring:-

  • City & Guilds 706 1 and 2 or NVQ equivalent.

  • Food Hygiene Certificate Level 2.

  • Good communication skills and computer literate.

To view the job outline:-

Internal Partners- view this folder:-

External candidates- view the Job outline attached to the advert

About Ambleside Park:

It’s our Place in the Lakes. Set on the banks of Lake Windermere in the Lake District, it’s a 24 bedroom haven to get away, explore and maybe even be inspired like the great writers and artists of the past. 

If you are looking for a hotel with a difference, this could be it. You’ll be surrounded by a team of passionate and dedicated hospitality Partners to give our guests the best experience possible. What is different about our guests though, is that they are Partners, their friends and family.  As co-owners in the business, you’ll see this difference in the way your teammates and you approach your job and carry out your responsibilities. 

With all of the National Trust park to explore, whether walking on their own or on a guided tour, whizzing about on a mountain bike trail or visiting local craft shops, you can guarantee that our guests will be hungry and looking to recharge with the fantastic food offering we give them.

Benefits of the John Lewis Partnership: 

  • Full-time working holiday entitlement 22 days holiday, plus public and bank holidays.

  • Free meals whilst on duty for Live-Out roles and free meals for Live-In roles

  • After 3 months employment, you will enjoy 25% discount at John Lewis and 20% in Waitrose (exclusions apply). 

  • The Partnership has a competitive pension scheme where your contributions will be matched by the Partnership (up to 8% of pay)

  • Enhanced work-life balance, including a focus on well-being, flexible working and our market leading Equal Parenthood Leave Policy

Find out more about the extensive range of exciting benefits that you could enjoy when you join us here

Next Steps:

  • The application form consists of a CV upload followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time. (If internal, check your Workday notifications and see further guidance on the PDW under "Internal application process").

  • You'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. 

  • Please note that should we receive a high volume of applicants we reserve the right to close the role early.


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Duties and Responsibilities

To work as part of the Catering team to plan, produce and deliver the hotel food offer. To add value to the efficient and profitable running of your department in order to achieve your business and personal objectives, along with those of your team and the hotel.

At the John Lewis Partnership, we embrace our differences. We want you to be you. Because, well, we know you're at your best when you're free to be yourself. Being a truly inclusive employer to us means creating an environment which celebrates your contribution, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion or belief. It's why we've set our own aim to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners (employees) and our customers. We firmly believe that our future success lies in diversity of thought from all Partners and it's integral in our mission to build a happier world. We welcome applications from everyone interested in working for us. And, once you're a Partner, your differences will make all the difference. Find out more about D&I in the Partnership here -

Attachment: Chef-De-Partie-Job-Outline-2.pdf

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