What can you expect in this role?
As a Commis Chef you’ll be working as a valued member of our talented kitchen brigade demonstrating a real passion for food, having the opportunity and being motivated to invent, produce and present quality dishes to our customers. This role will have a main focus on the Breakfast Service.
You’ll be working under the direction of the Head/Sous Chef, but there will also be independent working giving you responsibility and showing flexibility and the ability to work under pressure.
You’ll be encouraged to input and have ownership in the kitchen, you’ll be preparing dishes for staff and guests but you’ll also have opportunities to develop and be trained with progression in mind. You can bring yourself to work everyday, demonstrating your enthusiasm for food, cooking and commitment to high quality.
When working and preparing food in the kitchen, you will be expected to comply with all food safety policies, procedures and practices as well as being aware of allergens etc.
What can we offer you?
The Partnership puts it’s Partners first in every area of the business. Working at Brownsea, you will get to work in a beautiful location with some of the best views and countryside around. Whilst working you will receive free meals on duty in addition to the great benefits that our Partners receive such as paid holiday, discount in our Waitrose & John Lewis shops and many other benefits designed to allow our Partners a great work / life balance.
You’ll be working 37.5 hours a week on a rota basis allowing you time to take advantage of the benefits.
We will offer on the job training and investment in your skills, providing you with progression opportunities and an extra level of support and encouragement.
Uniform is supplied to you and you will receive free meals when on duty.
What do you need?
Hospitality is an ever changing environment with a real focus on great customer service and providing an experience for our guests. This is achieved through each Partner being motivated, creative, having strong communication skills and great teamwork.
There are some skills that would be desirable but these are not essential as we will offer training:
Professional kitchen experience
Basic computer skills
City & Guilds 706 1 and 2 or NVQ equivalent
Food Hygiene Certificate Level 2
Food Safety Level 3 will be trained within 3 months
Good customer service
We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.
As part of our application process you will be asked to complete a short online test, this is a questionnaire to find out if you are aligned to our unique way of working. Being a Partner is a unique experience, sharing the responsibility of ownership as well as its rewards. It will be a series of scenarios with multiple actions to take based on day-to-day activities of Partners to truly understand what it means to be a Partner and the difference of working in a co-owned business. They help us to understand how you’ll respond to a variety of challenges which you may encounter and assess your potential for the role.
This is a mandatory part of the process and we are not able to consider your application without this step being done.
Please review the advertised working hours and contract length to be certain that you can commit to these or we may not be able to progress your application.
Please consider the following when making your application:
- We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply early.
- Print off the job description now if you require it.
- Ensure you have an up-to-date CV.
Brownsea Castle, it’s our place by the sea, our island getaway across beautiful Poole Harbour offering an escape, history and nature to our guests. Guests stay in the amazing Tudor castle set in 17 acres of private grounds on the National Trust and the Dorset Wildlife Trust run island, surrounded by stunning Italian gardens with a private beach offering relaxation and beautiful nature walks where you might be able to spot the native deer and red squirrels.
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 island to explore or using any of the facilities on offer; a croquet lawn, children's play area, badminton, football, cricket, fishing, archery and frisbee golf you can guarantee that our guests will be hungry and looking to recharge with the fantastic food offering we give them.
We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership click here - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/