Chef de Partie – Charles Wells – Cambridge

We are looking for an experienced, hard-working and enthusiastic Chef de Partie, ideally with pizza experience at our new Pizza Pots & Pubs site, Carpenter’s Arms in Cambridge. You will have the ability to master a wood fired oven and create amazing pizza’s, tagines, stews and remarkable specials for our Supper Club.
We are bringing our award-winning light crispy artisan pizza together with warming one-pots of comfort food (bubbling mac n cheese anyone?) and pints of beer to Cambridge. Central to our ethos is providing great opportunities for development to staff which includes comprehensive training and great career prospects.

The purpose of the role:
We are looking for a chef who has is highly self-motivated, has a great attitude to learning and is committed to delivering exceptional standards of food, cleanliness and hygiene. You will be an ambitious individual, always looking for way to build on your own experience and strive for the perfect product. We are dedicated to providing our customers with first class food, drink and service that you will be proud to be a part of and maintain.

Key accountabilities:
Responsibly and effectively lead shifts with a calm and approachable demeanour, maintaining clear communication between front and back of house personnel to keep a positive and professional working relationship between the whole team.
Complete due diligence paperwork including HACCP, COSHH and food wastage.
Training junior team members to strengthen the team and improve the standards.
Preparing and serving food quickly and efficiently to high standards.
Ensuring good hygiene, health and safety at all times.
Adhering accurately and consistently to recipes and portion control.
Unloading and organising equipment and food deliveries.
Carrying out stock rotation to ensure all food items are within shelf life, including maintaining correct storage conditions.
Having a ‘teamwork makes the dream work’ mentality.
Ensure the kitchen is maintained to the highest standards of cleanliness and maintenance.

Principle Responsibilities:
Maintain back of house standards and drive excellence in food quality through standard operating procedures and following the Head Chef’s example and leadership.
Be an active part of creating and maintaining a motivated team with excellent standards.

We are looking for:
Methodical, calm and organised approach to work
Precise planning and organisation/
Ability to give and receive fair feedback where appropriate.
Strong passion for food and pizza in particular.
Calm decision making/working under pressure.
Interpersonal skills.
Creativity to help us to develop this new concept.

Skills Required
1-2 years’ experience in a similar role; stock management; working to menu specifications; process improvement; stock management.
Relevant Qualifications
Level 2 in Food Safety in Catering.
We offer a comprehensive training and induction program along with a competitive salary, 33 days’ annual leave, realistic working hours and great career prospects in return.
Salary: Up to £17,500 per annum.
To apply for this position please send your CV with a covering letter and salary expectations to