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Chef de Partie

Role Introduction

An exciting new opportunity has arisen at Eton College for a Chef de Partie who will ensure the prompt and efficient preparation of all meals to the College’s standard according to the service level agreements and client’s satisfaction. Maintaining the correct standards for food safety and health in accordance to regulations.  Duties will include providing a high standard of food for Eton pupils and Academics with the additional high standard hospitality and event catering.

Due to the needs of the school and the department, we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date. This job may also close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

Working Pattern

  • Your working hours will be 42.5 hours per week, working 5 days out of 7.
  • You will be working 40 weeks per year (34 weeks term time plus 6 weeks summer schools).

Main Duties

  • Prepare, cook and serve any food delegated as your responsibility ensuring that the highest possible quality is maintained;
  • Support all aspects of production and presentation of service, having regard for delivering high standards of health and safety, hygiene, nutritional value and allergen control and ensure non-compliance is reported in your kitchen;
  • Adhere to company procedures in regards to temperature checks, food labelling and dating, cleaning schedules and hygiene regulations at all times and ensure that all records of such are kept;
  • Assist the Sous chefs in the overall checking and maintaining of your station and to assume overall responsibility in their absence;
  • To liaise with the chef team with reference to pro-actively identify and action opportunities for improvements within your section;
  • Ensure stock is controlled and rotated;
  • To maintain your work area to ensure it is clean, hygienic and tidy at all times;
  • To identify any hazards and make safe any defects in the kitchen or equipment, reporting any problems to the senior chef on duty;
  • Undertake training and development relevant to the role;
  • Commitment and promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • All positions at Eton are classed as ‘regulated activity’ as per the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 guidance, therefore a good understanding of safeguarding procedures is essential;
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including but not limited to, completing safeguarding training as required, and ensuring any safeguarding updates issued by the College are read and understood;
  • Understand and comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, the incumbent should have:

  • Previous kitchen experience in a similar role/environment;
  • A Food Preparation and Cookery NVQ Level 2 or equivalent;
  • A Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate;
  • A genuine interest and passion for good food; 
  • Great attention to detail and take pride in your work – you’re keen to deliver the highest possible standards;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with customers, clients and staff.

You may also enjoy this role if you:

  • Have a flexible approach to work and a ‘can do’ attitude;
  • Have the ability to work well under pressure in a fast-passed environment;
  • Enjoy working on your own and as part of a team in a collaborative manner.

Benefits

Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free or heavily discounted access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discounts at local retailers and businesses.

About the College

We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.

If you have any queries about the application process or any problem with submitting your application online, the Recruitment Team will be happy to help. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made or facilities provided to enable you to apply online, please do not hesitate to contact us on recruitment@etoncollege.org.uk so we can make adjustments accordingly. 

 

DISCLOSURE CHECKS

Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including, but not limited to, reference checks with past employers, an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred List information), an online search and, where applicable, Prohibition checks. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form.  Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.

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