Chef de Partie
Ark Academy
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Opportunity to join an ‘Outstanding’ all-through academy specialising in mathematics and citizenship.


Ark Academy is an all-through school based in state-of-the-art accommodation in Wembley, set against the backdrop of the iconic Wembley Stadium, with excellent transport links


We are currently seeking an outstanding Chef de Partie to work under the direction of the Catering Manager/Sous Chef to prepare, cook and present food to the highest possible standards, working within pre-agreed budgetary targets. The Chef de Partie will take responsibility for supplies for their area of responsibility and ensure that dishes are produced and costed to required standards of quality and presentation for service.  They will supervise other kitchen staff and assist in the planning and preparation of menus, ensuring that an excellent standard of academy dining is maintained at all times. 


The ideal candidate will:

  • have experience of catering in large quantities
  • a relevant catering qualification and Health and Hygiene certification
  • be hard working, committed and highly organized
  • be an excellent team player
  • be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations and no excuses


To apply please complete the online application and submit by 8am on Monday 12 November 2018. For further information or a confidential discussion please contact our catering manager, Victoria Longdon at or 020 8385 4370 ext 326


Reports to:                Catering Manager/Sous Chef

Start date:                 ASAP

Salary:                        Band 3, point 11-14 Inner London scale (£17,899 - £18,665 Pro Rata)
Hours:                        7:00am – 3:00pm: 36 hours per week, permanent
Work Pattern:          Term time only + 3 weeks (42 weeks)
Disclosure level:     Enhanced



We value diversity and are committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. The successful candidate will be subject to DBS and any other relevant employment checks.

Job Description: Chef de Partie


Reports to: Catering Manager/Sous Chef

Start date: ASAP

Salary: Scale 3 point 11-14
Hours: 36 hours per week, Term Time +3weeks permanent
Disclosure level: Enhanced

The Role

  • To consistently prepare cooked breakfast and support sous chef in cooking of mid-morning break and lunches in accordance with the school food standards, under the direction of the Chef Manager
  • To report to Sous Chef
  • To supervise staff whose kitchen duties are allocated by the Chef Manager
  • To ensure high levels of cleanliness is maintained in the kitchen dining area and that a high standard of catering service is always provided.
Key Responsibilities


  • To assists in the planning and preparation of menus.
  • Requisitions supplies for area of responsibility.
  • Ensures that food is prepared in accordance 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.
  • Ensures that dishes are produced and costed to required standards of quality and presentation for service.
  • Assists in the planning, preparation and cooking of food for special functions and special days.


  • To ensure work areas are maintained in a clean and hygienic state at all times
  • To adhere to the academy’s hygiene, health and safety policies
  • To demonstrate good standards of customer service
  • To assist with stock control/stock taking
  • As and when required by the Chef Manager, to carry out additional tasks concerned with the operation of the kitchen
  • To instruct Catering Assistants in food production methods
  • To receive and check supplies and store safely away



  • To undertake any other  reasonable requests made by the Chef Manager/Sous chef
  • To attend external meetings or training courses as required.


This job description reflects the present requirements of the position. As duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be subject to amendment in consultation with the employee.


Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


Person Specification: Chef de Partie


Qualification Criteria

  • Right to work in the UK
  • GCSE level Math’s and English or equivalent level qualification
  • Relevant Health & Safety and Basic Food Hygiene qualifications (preferred but not essential)
  • First aid qualification (preferred, but essential)



Specific Skills

  • Ability to prioritise workload and hit deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, able to communicate with pupils and colleagues in a friendly and professional manner
  • Willing to work flexible hours as the business requires



  • Experience of high volume catering essential, ideally within a school or education setting
  • Experience of working with children (preferred, but essential)
  • Experience of cultural diversity, with particular reference to food preparation and dietary preferences (preferred but essential)
  • Experience of providing excellent customer service

Personal Characteristics

  • Hard working, conscientious and organized
  • Helpful and positive, calm and caring nature
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with all staff
  • Able to follow instructions accurately, but also make good judgement when required
  • Excellent team player, helpful, friendly and willing to undertake extra tasks (as and when necessary)
  • Good role model for both students and staff, with high expectations for self and others
  • Genuine interest in and willingness to help children to learn how to eat healthily


This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.