Chef de Partie - The University of Edinburgh - 17677
Contract: Permanent, Salary: £18,529 - £20,092 per annum plus 15% premium band, Closing Date: Sunday 31 October
The University of Edinburgh Catering Department (Production Kitchen).
Working within a team of 12 chefs in our main production kitchen, producing grab and go menu items from salads to paninis to 17 university cafes on a daily basis.
What might a day in this job look like?
You will undertake food preparation duties as part of a kitchen team and assist chefs of all levels with any other basic food preparation duties required as per recipes for daily menus. In addition, you will help with general cleaning duties or dish wash duties within the department and any food service if required. You must be able to organise own work routines and prioritise to ensure menu item availability - avoiding customer delay, but to minimise waste. You must also be able to follow recipe ingredients/methods and help with menu development, tastings and specifications.
What will I learn?
- Working in a diverse team
- Planning and organising
- Communication between employees
- Problem solving.
What Qualifications / Qualities are required?
Chef de Parties must have good general knowledge in food preparation. Minimum 2 years’ experience in similar role desired. Working within a large scale kitchen environment would be an advantage but not essential. Chefs must be skilled in the operation of complex cooking equipment and be able to work with menu and specification sheets to produce food in a range of quantities.