Chef De Partie - The Excel

Job Description

Chef de Partie at The Excel, London
£33,000 per annum

ExCeL London Hospitality caters for the biggest, most influential events in the UK, from executive meetings to large scale conferences and exhibitions. We boast a highly trained team of managers, chefs and waiting staff, who ensure our customers receive the best possible service. 

Purpose of role:

To prepare, cook and present food to the highest standards in a clean, tidy, safe and pleasant environment. To deputise for the Sous Chef in their absence. You will work in a dynamic kitchen environment, collaborating with a dedicated team of culinary professionals.

We ensure you're rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:  
  • Medicash - Healthcare benefits, including dental, optical and therapy treatments (includes up to 4 dependent children) 
  • Aviva Digicare - Free annual healthcare check 
  • Exclusive Benefits and Wellbeing site (Perks at Work) 
  • Entertainment discounts - up to 55% off cinema tickets 
  • Health and Wellbeing discounts - Discounts for Nuffield Health (20%) and Pure Gym (10%) 
  • Travel discounts - Discounts with holiday companies such as TUI and Expedia 
  • Meals on duty 
  • Pension scheme and Life Assurance 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • 23 days + BH's and additional day off for your birthday 
  • 2 days additional leave, following return from Maternity leave during first year back 
  • Competitive and supportive family benefits 
  • Day off for baby's 1st birthday 
  • Holiday purchase scheme 
  • On-going training, development and career pathways 
  • Professional subscriptions paid 
  • Financial wellbeing programme and preferred rates on salary finance products 

Who you are:
  • Proven experience as a Chef de Partie or similar role
  • Strong knowledge of meat preparation and cooking techniques
  • Creative flair for recipe development
  • Ability to work effectively in a high-pressure kitchen environment
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to food quality
  • Food safety certification

More about the role:
  • To supervise the preparation and cooking of sufficient food to provide the agreed amount of customer choice with minimum wastage
  • To ensure all food preparation is carried out in accordance with food hygiene procedures
  • To ensure food is prepared to required standards checking for taste, presentation and quality
  • To ensure food is served promptly and work is carried out quickly and efficiently to keep up when busy
  • To ensure all food sent out is correctly garnished
  • To ensure portion control, preparation and storage methods avoid wastage and keep down costs
  • To assist in completion of relevant paperwork reproduction and wastage sheets, cleaning records etc
  • To ensure the kitchen and service area are clean, tidy and attractive during service
  • Carry out  accurate weekly stock takes
  • To assist in the planning of menus ensuring that they achieve and maintain the budgeted food costs

About us:
Levy UK + Ireland is the vibrant and exciting sector of Compass Group, the world's largest catering company. We work at some of the greatest venues in the world, delivering legendary experiences in food, drink, and hospitality. 
In the UK, we are proud to have a wealth of long-standing partnerships with venues across sport, entertainment, and events. Our partnerships include venues such as Wimbledon, Twickenham, Edgbaston, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Principality Stadium, Scottish Event Campus (SEC) and ExCel London.  
We are culinary champions - it's what we do and it's what we are passionate about. At the core of our work is the belief that sustainably sourced great food and drink, coupled with exceptional service is key to creating legendary experiences.  
Focused on doing the right thing' for our people and the planet, sustainability, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what we do.  
We have a commitment to being Net Zero by 2027, are official partners of the British Paralympic Association, and are proud to pay all our team members at least the Real Living Wage or London Living Wage. 
 
At Levy UK + Ireland, we take pride in fostering a workplace culture that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion. We believe that our differences are our greatest strengths, and we are committed to creating an environment where every individual is valued, respected, and empowered. 
We firmly believe that a diverse team leads to innovation and creativity. 
Join us in our journey towards a more diverse and inclusive world, where every person has the chance to thrive and contribute their unique talents. Together, we can achieve greatness.