Natural Retreats Job Opening

Chef de Partie

Lews Castle

  • Job title: Chef de Partie
  • Reports to: Head Chef
  • Location: Lews Castle
  • Direct Reports:

This is a fantastic opportunity to work at an amazing location in a newly renovated kitchen. The dining areas are also newly refurbished and are the ideal location for special occasions.
The Chef de Partie will work with the Head Chef and the rest of the team to ensure that food offered to guests is of a consistently high standard by preparing and presenting food of the highest possible quality in accordance with company procedures. The chef's work collaboratively with the kitchen team and also as part of a wider team with all the serving and banqueting staff to ensure all Natural Retreats guests receive amazing service and an amazing product.


• To ensure that all food entering the kitchen is of good quality and correctly stored
• To keep the fridges clean and tidy
• To be fully aware of all items on the menu and of the recipes and quantities
• Prepare mis-en-place for all relevant menus.
• To be responsible for ensuring all food is prepared to the highest standards
• Being responsible to ensure that there is no cross contamination of food
• To be aware of and to control wastage of food
• To ensure that all documentation is kept such as cooking temperature records, fridge temperatures and cooking temperature records
• Being alert for opportunities to improve the profitability of sections
• To follow all procedures such as cleaning schedules, rotation of perishable and dry stocks maintaining equipment
• Reporting any problems to the Head Chef
• To interact with all Natural Retreats customers in a friendly, welcoming, consistent manner.
• To have amazing knowledge of all products and services on offer and be able to pass on this knowledge in a positive, enthusiastic style.
• Ensure prompt replenishment of stock and highlight to the relevant manager any stock issues eg: stock loss, damaged stock.
• To maintain a high level of personal grooming and always wear the correct Natural Retreats uniform, which must be kept clean, ironed and presentable at all times.
• When handling/serving food and refreshments ensure that all requirements of Food Hygiene legislation are met.
• To be a brand ambassador, promoting all NR locations and services to guests and colleagues alike.
• To fulfil any reasonable request from Senior Management.

Experience and Skills

• Delivering a high level of service in a busy kitchen environment
• Full knowledge of food hygiene regulations
• Ideally SVQ level 1
• Team Player
• To work effectively within in your own department but also with other departments
• Ability to work quickly to a high standard
• Strong customer focus
• Strong attention to detail
• Proactive and flexible responding quickly and positively to changing requirements
• Positive, Creative, ‘can do’ approach being motivated and committed
• Able to work to tight deadlines and cope with pressure in a busy kitchen
• Team Orientated
• Friendly and welcoming with easy communication style
• Ability to ‘make it happen’ by taking personal responsibility and initiative

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]