Chef de Partie
Ark Burlington Danes Academy
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This is a fantastic opportunity to work as Chef de partie in one of the best schools in the country 

Start date: As soon as possible 

Salary: Ark Support Staff payscale, Inner London, Band 4, £19,409 - £21,760 pro rata (Actual salary: £16,621 - £18,635 per annum) Hours: 36 hours per week, term time only (39 weeks) 

Location: Ark Burlington Danes Academy, Wood Lane, London W12 0HR 

Nearest Tube station: White City (Central) or Wood Lane (Hammersmith & City, Circle)

Deadline: Friday 22nd  February 2019 at 11:00 am

Interviews: Week Commencing 25th February 2019

Job Description
Reporting to: Head Chef    
Start date: ASAP    
Location: ARK BDA KITCHEN    

Flexible as the service demands dictate with a ‘normal’ day being:  36 hrs/week, 40 weeks/year. There is also an expectation that shifts should be altered to oversee service in the evenings, on bank holidays and some weekends.

The Role

As Chef de Partie, you will lead the team responsible for ensuring a consistent, high-quality food and meal service that meets the needs of ARK BURLINGTON DANES  Academy. You will prepare, cook and present food, to school standards, under the direction of the Head Chef and the Chef Manager. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Food
  • Assisting in the serving and clearing of all food, beverages and associated utensils
  • Assist in the planning, preparation and cooking of meals and special functions 
  • Requisition supplies for area of responsibility
  • Ensure that food is prepared in accordance to DUE DILIGENCE and with School’s Hygiene Procedures, e.g. temperatures are recorded, samples are taken, foodstuffs are stored safely and hygienically and a food production plan is completed
  • Ensure that dishes are produced and costed to required standards of quality and presentation for service
  • Operational
  • Instruct General Catering Assistants in food production methods
  • Ensure that work area is maintained in a clean and hygienic state at all times
  • Adhere to the School’s Hygiene, Health and Safety policies
  • Complete statutory health and hygiene training,allergence trainings  and examinations
  • Demonstrate good standards of customer service
  • Assist with stock control/stock taking
  • Coordinate and anticipate  with last minute operational request eg. Hospitality ,events & functions etc
  • Receive, check and safely store supplies 
  • Punctuality (time keeping)
  • Other
  • Carry out other tasks as directed by the Catering Manager or Head Chef

Person Specification: Chef de Partie’
  • Qualification Criteria
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Relevant catering qualification is essential
  • Health & Hygiene Certificate is essential
  • First Aid qualification, desirable 
  • Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Experience of cooking in large quantities ideally within a school or education setting
  • Experience of working with children
  • Experience of cultural diversity, with particular reference to food preparation and dietary preferences, desirable 
  • Knowledge of healthy eating and nutrition and creating related menus
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Personal Characteristics
  • Genuine passion for and a belief in the potential of every student
  • Deep commitment to Ark’s mission of providing an excellent education to all students, regardless of their background
  • Hard working, conscientious, detail orientated and highly organised
  • Excellent team player, helpful, friendly and willing to undertake extra tasks as and when necessary
  • Good role model for students and staff, with high expectations for self and others
  • Genuine interest and willingness to help children learn how to eat healthily
  • Enthusiasm for high nutritional standards
  • Other
  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils
  • Willingness to undertake training
The post holder will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies.  In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.