Chef De Partie, £13.50 per hour. Excellent free accommodation facilities. Equal Share of tronc (10% service charge)

Loch Melfort Hotel is a beautiful family-run country house hotel, nestled on the Argyll coast near the town of Oban. We are looking for a Chef De Partie to join our well-established team. As CDP you will be a vital part of the kitchen team, running your own section and delivering the highest standards of food with a pride and passion for quality and presentation with attention to detail. Whilst at the same time developing your own skills by gaining skills and experience from a head chef and sous chef who have an excellent knowledge of current food trends and cooking techniques and maintain the highest standards in all areas of the kitchen.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assisting our Head and Sous Chef in the preparation and cooking of our locally sourced, fresh produce to create fantastic tasting dishes
  • Provide direct supervision of shift staff including maintaining discipline, personal hygiene and appearance of staff in line with relevant policy
  • To maintain hygiene and sanitation
  • To control the wastage and the costs of your section, and to meet budget specifications
  • Correctly store all food and provisions
  • Allocate duties to Commis & KPs
  • Work with Head Chef and Sous Chef to develop menus and innovate new dishes
  • In the absence of Sous Chef and Catering Manager, ensuring timely and quality service according to service specifications and customer expectations

The essential skills:

  • A Chef De Partie who shares our love of everything foodie and brings passion and flair to the kitchen
  • Great attention to detail
  • Previous experience working in a similar, busy, high-standard kitchen is essential – please see our menus
  • An understanding that the needs of the customer are at the heart of everything we do

Personal Traits:

We recruit and support people with widely varying personalities from different walks of life and backgrounds. While we don’t have a ‘typical’ employee, there are some specific qualities or traits we look for.

  • People who want to achieve great things –having the ambition, drive, and determination to meet challenges head-on
  • Naturally friendly people – who genuinely care about our guests and the service they receive
  • People who will always go beyond what our guests expect from us to make their stay a special and memorable one
  • People who show a high level of care for their team– It’s about supporting our colleagues to be the best they can be and to do the best job they can
  • People who will respect and protect the magical place we work in – it’s up to all of us to look after our environment and never take it for granted

The Package / Benefits / Opportunities:

Everyone who works for us gets at least a living wage and we promote a healthy work/life balance. We support all our staff with:

  • TIPS – your share of tips. Last year full-timers received £300-£400 per operating month
  • Support with personal development and training. We offer fully funded, work-based training and development. Everything from apprenticeships, structured work experience in other businesses and supported scholarships through to graduate programmes, specialist craft training, and formal qualifications up to HND and Degree level
  • Discounted stays for your family
  • Free meals (not just on duty)
  • Uniform
  • Pension scheme
  • On-site discounts for food & drink
  • Supplier and local business discounts
  • Shop and Save
  • Health and Wellbeing Portal
  • OnDemand GP
  • Wagestream (instantly access 50% of pay earned, at any time before payday

Job Type: Permanent from February – beginning of Dec (Christmas and New Year off)

  • Start Date: 15th May 2024
  • Joining a team of 7 (Head, Sous, Pastry, 2 x CDP, 1 x commis, 1.5 x Breakfast Chef)
  • 2 on service and 2 on prep through the day, 4 on service at dinner
  • Average 70 covers per night
  • Mostly straight shifts
  • 2 consecutive days off per week
  • Free live-in available – brand new ensuite, sea-view pod – view live-in information
  • Hotel is closed December and January
  • Salary £13.50 per hour
  • 28 days holiday per year
  • 45 hours per week

To apply:

Please email Sam Erskine, General Manager: manager@lochmelfort.co.uk