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Chef de Partie - Café 181

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Chef de Partie – Café 181


Named after our address of the iconic store, Café 181 is the location of our staff restaurant for a quick cup of tea or a freshly cooked meal. The Café 181 production kitchen also produces the finest cakes and deli items for our Lower Ground Food Hall.


We are currently looking for an experienced Chef de Partie to join our staff restaurant. This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to expand your skill set and develop your career.


Key Accountabilities:


Working with the Senior Team to ensure the food is delivered to the highest standard in the section of responsibility

Coach and develop Demi Chefs and Commis Chefs to ensure their skills are being enhanced, leading by example

Check the Section for standards regularly ensuring that all audits and temperature checks are completed

Take ownership of the stocktake and feedback any key indicators to the Head chef

Pre-empt any pinch points within the kitchen, and highlight them to your line manager

Work closely with the Restaurant team to ensure a collaborative partnership between front and back of house

Communicate effectively ensuring that the teams are aware of the menu

Demonstrate high levels of planning, organising, and time management to drive the operational execution across the section

Ensure adherence to company policies, controls and standards (e.g. due diligence, cleanliness, and HSE)

Monitor and maintain inventory, ensuring these are highlighted to the Senior Chefs


We expect the successful candidate to have the following skills and experience:


Experience within a busy restaurant kitchen as a Chef de Partie

Willing to learn and grow

Passionate about food

Have excellent longevity with your past employers

Maintaining Food Safety standards


We are committed to developing your career and nurturing your talent, regardless of age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation. We respect and embrace each other’s differences, to create a truly inclusive environment.


 In the last year alone, our people have been recognised and celebrated, winning awards for their outstanding contributions to Retail, Technology, Global Hospitality & Tourism, Visual Merchandising & Display, Customer Service and Local Community Awards