Smiling group on hillside
Smiling group on hillside

Chef de Partie

Kitchen - Moonfleet Manor Hotel

Contract: Permanent
Salary: £32,000 per annum plus service charge

Moonfleet Manor Hotel, nestled in the breathtaking landscape of the Jurassic coast is seeking a motivated and dedicated Chef de Partie to join our dynamic and fun kitchen brigade. If you are an enthusiastic chef with a passion for learning new skills, this is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of a luxury hotel known for its exceptional service and welcoming culture.

Role Overview:

As CDP at Moonfleet Manor, you will be a key player in our culinary team, contributing to the creation of exceptional dishes that reflect our commitment to quality. This role requires a creative and dedicated individual with a passion for delivering an unforgettable dining experience. This a permanent role, at 48 hours per week over 4 days (including weekends), with an annual salary of £32,000, plus generous service charge and a brilliant benefits package.

Key Responsibilities:

- Owning and overseeing your workstation: Your role will oversee your workstation and alongside the rest of the kitchen, make our menus come alive! Working to spec and direction given by the senior chef team you will create the menu dishes for our guests to enjoy. We encourage your creativity and input in creating our specials and market menu.
- Ensure your section is prepared and cleaned down: You will ensure that your section is clean and extensively prepped in accordance with the menu specifications and standards, demonstrating food hygiene standards and an understanding of allergens.
- Team Collaboration: Work closely with the kitchen team to maintain a harmonious working environment, fostering effective communication and teamwork
- Training and Development: Assist in the training and development of junior kitchen staff, sharing knowledge and skills to foster growth within the team.

To succeed in this role, we are looking for someone who has:

• Proven experience as a Chef de Partie or equivalent role in a high-quality kitchen.
• Charisma, an engaging personality and passion for hospitality
• Ability to keep calm and focussed during busy service, keeping your station clean and tidy throughout.
• Knowledge of techniques, cooking methods, and food safety standards, food Hygiene level 2 would be beneficial.
• Organisational and time-management skill and effective communication and teamwork skills.

Why work with us?

  • Work/life balance is priority for our team- we strive to ensure you have a 4 on 3 off working pattern so you can make sure you have time for you!
  • Knife Sponsorship Scheme – We understand the importance of a chef’s tools so we offer our kitchen team members up to £120 to put towards your very own knives.
  • Chefs dine out scheme – We want our chefs to experience new styles and tastes of dining as part of their development so every 6 months we will give you £100 on eating out at restaurant of your choice!
  • Our training and development is a little different here at LFH– we are certified by the Institute of Hospitality and offer our teams career progression by working with Umbrella Training.
  • An extra day’s holiday for your birthday 
  • EarlyPay – Need to access some of your monthly salary a little early sometimes? No problem!
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Help@Hand - Our online health and wellbeing service – Get same day remote GP appointments, Mental Health support and Physiotherapy on us.
  • Life Assurance Benefit for peace of mind for your loved ones.
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity packages 
  • Want to give back but never have the time? We will give you a paid day off for any volunteering or fundraising you would like to get involved in once a year
  • The LFH Benefit Hub – Easily accessible employee discount platform for you to take advantage of at your favourite high street and online retailers
  • 50% off Food and Beverage and the Spa across Luxury Family Hotels.
  • Incredible discounted hotel stays for you, friends and family

Please ensure you check the hotel location as some of our hotels are hidden away and you will have to use your own transport to locate us! 

 Who are LFH?

Part of the Luxury Family Hotel Group, Moonfleet Manor Hotel is set overlooking the incredible Jurassic coastline offering our guests the perfect location for a coastal family getaway. 2023 has brought with it completion of a full renovation of our bedrooms making them extra special for our guests. We are dedicated to creating an inspiring space for our team members that is fun, all-inclusive, professional and rewarding – just as a career in hospitality should be!

Here at LFH we are an equal opportunities employer and strive to create a diverse and accessible workplace for all. We believe in a culture and inclusive team member experience that values people from all backgrounds, race and religions. We respect, value and embrace diversity and ensure everyone is recognised and respected, we celebrate our differences.