Estates & Facilities | Catering (0331)
Onsite - Hospital/Hospice
Employment type
DBS required
Closing date

Job Title: Chef de Partie

Hours: 37.5per week, within a seven-day Rotas

Location: 60 Grove End Road, London, NW8 9NH

We are looking for an experienced Chef de Partie to join the Catering department. The post holder will be responsible for preparing well balanced nutritional meals for a range of service users with unique dietary requirements and maintaining excellent standards of hygiene and safety.

Will be responsible for the supervision of a general assistant, maintenance of temperature records and maintain the 5 star Food hygiene rating.

The Catering Department provides and effective and efficient food service within the wards and hospitality events, ensuring the highest food safety standards at all times to patients, visitors and staff.

Located in leafy St John’s Wood on the Jubilee line, minutes from Central London, our independent private Hospital has just been rated the number one in the country for care in the latest Bupa survey. Uniquely, all profits fund our onsite Hospice, St John’s.

Am I the right person for this Chef de Partie role?

  • Maintain a high standard of personal hygiene at all times, adhering to the rules and regulations as laid out in the hospitals procedures and policies
  • Ensure that all food is correctly and safely prepared and stored
  • Ensure food is presented in a way which meets agreed the hospitals standards
  • Ensure all equipment is left clean at end of shift in line with systems in place
  • Reporting of equipment faults or concerns in line with agreed local procedures
  • Prepare cook and serve meals for patients, staff and visitors, ensuring the highest standards of food safety throughout the process
  • To ensure all food is cooked, presented and served asper the hospitals standards, using innovation in the method and style of presentation and food service
  • To effectively maintain quality, time and temperature standards, keeping records as appropriate
  • Check that all food received is in accordance with the quality and quantity ordered, adopting strict control principles.
  • To notify Head/Sous Chef of any discrepancies in deliveries
  • To assist with the moving and handling of trolleys when required
  • To be responsible for cooking equipment used, always keeping it clean, use it as per training instruction, free from damage and report any faults
  • To be responsible for the safe and secure handling of equipment/keys and door codes to departments, wards and clinics.
  • Report equipment defects to Estates Helpdesk and/ or Line Manager ensure all equipment is cleaned after use and is left in a safe condition and ready to be used by the next person on duty.
  • Maintain high standards of personal hygiene by wearing the uniform provided, and ensure that it is kept clean and presentable at all times.

What are the Responsibilities of this Chef de Partie role?

  • City and Guilds 7061/7062 or equivalent NVQ or SVQ Level 2 General Catering or equivalent essential
  • HACCP Level 2
  • Food Labelling
  • Allergen
  • Knowledge of regulation, e.g. COSSH, Health & Safety
  • Previous experience of working in kitchens
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work closely with service users and communicate effectively with them
  • Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing essential
  • Experience of working in a health and social care setting desirable
  • IT literacy essential
  • Demonstrable skills in cooking for large groups of people and an ability to cater for varying dietary needs essential
  • Have a good standard of English language both written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a high pressured environment & work to deadlines
  • Diplomacy and ability to deal with difficult situations

Why apply for this role as Chef de Partie?

At our organisation we are passionate about providing our employees with a supportive and engaging environment. As well as ongoing development and training, we offer our employees a wide range of benefits; from 27 days annual leave, generous private healthcare cover, contributory pension schemes – including continuation of the NHS pension.

Working with us, all eligible employees receive;

  • Competitive pay with progressive band structuring
  • Private healthcare cover of up to £20,000 per year
  • Ongoing training and development programmes
  • Discounts at local, national and online shops
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Cycle to work loan scheme
  • Employee “Service Excellence” recognition rewards

If you are ready for a new challenge and relish the chance to become part of a successful, forward thinking organisation then we would love to hear from you.