Chef De Partie – Sponsorship available

Job Details:

  • Housing allowance
  • UK visa sponsorship
  • Closing date: 28/12/2023

The hotel consists of 192 design-led bedrooms, complemented by Parker’s Tavern, a high-end, quintessentially British restaurant bar, along with the adjoining library, bar, and ballroom.
Set in the heart of Cambridge, University Arms is the ‘go to’ destination, alluring visitors with the promise of a sense of modern luxury, adorned with moments of enchanting discovery.
Sponsorship is only available to talented chefs who are already based in the UK. Your sponsorship will be self-funded. We don’t offer housing allowance or staff housing.
Base £26,685.75 plus £5,746 Tronc = Total £32,431.75
The Chef de Partie is a member of the brigade team who contributes to the overall efficient operation of the kitchen so that each food item leaving the kitchen meets the hotel’s quality requirements. You will ensure the highest standards and consistent quality in the daily preparation and keep up to date with the new products, recipes, and preparation techniques. You will support the Head Chef in driving standards across the kitchen. Your tasks as Chef De Partie will include but will not be limited to:

  • Being part of the kitchen brigade, assisting the Head Chef with communication and supervision where needed.
  • Ensuring food quality, food preparation, and high levels of standards are maintained for all dishes created to ensure an excellent Guest experience.
  • Prepare, supervise, and cook on assigned stations of work.
  • Assist with stock orders on a daily and weekly basis, adhering to stock control procedures.
  • Support with receiving and storing all relevant food and non-food items.
  • Ensure compliance with all Health and Safety procedures and food hygiene systems in place.
  • Work alongside the Head and Sous Chef to produce Menus and daily menu planning.
  • Oversee food production by commis chefs and demi chefs in the kitchen.
  • Deputise in Sous Chef’s absence.
  • Take on-the-job training for the Commis and Demi CDPs.
  • Work on other sections when needed and take part in cross-training when directed.
  • Follow the “Clean as you go” mindset and keep work areas and fridges tidy at all times (lead by example).
  • Liaise with the restaurant manager, supervisors, and waiting staff as necessary in order to achieve high guest satisfaction.
  • Contribute to controlling costs, improving gross profit margins, and other departmental and financial targets.
  • Report maintenance, hygiene, and hazard issues.
  • Ensuring cleaning checklists are adhered to and conducting cleaning duties as required.
  • Checking the quality of stock for freshness, weight, use by dates, etc., and communicating issues to the Head Chef or Sous Chef in their absence.


  • Experience as a Chef De Partie in a Four or Five-Star or high-end restaurant.
  • Strong knowledge of cooking methods, kitchen equipment, and best practices.
  • Competent level of English spoken and written.
  • Must be available to work a varied schedule including early late shifts, weekends, and bank holidays.
  • Thorough knowledge of food products, recipes, and specific food preparation.
  • Approachable person, with a hands-on and can-do attitude.
  • Can produce consistent service in line with company recipes and standards.
  • Passionate about providing the very best standard of service for the Restaurants as well as banqueting and room service.
  • Promotes effective teamwork with the whole kitchen to achieve high standards in all sections through communication and support.

As well as the opportunity to work with a fantastic team in an exceptional property, the position comes with:

  • Competitive salary
  • Free meals on duty
  • Team Member Parties
  • Room and FB discounts across the Marriott portfolio

Salary – £26,685.75 plus £5,746 Tronc
In line with the requirements of UK immigration legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documentary evidence of eligibility to work will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

Why work at University Arms and Parker’s Tavern?
We are passionate about Cambridge’s heritage, and want to share that with our guests in a context that is contemporary, thoughtful and engaging. We deliver an experience of considered modern luxury, and take pride in our work. If you are enthusiastic about your city and your work in the hospitality sector you will find working at the University Arms truly rewarding.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £32,431.00 per year


  • UK visa sponsorship

Work Location: In person

Job Category: Others
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Cambridge

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