Commi Chef

Reading, Berkshire
16000 to 19000
20 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Ms Andrea Simon
Job Function
Commis Chef
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a great opportunity for a commi chef to work closely alongside the head pastry chef to progress to a qualified pastry chef.  You will be working for a very   prestigious independent school, in the outskirts of Reading therefore you will need your own transport

The commi chef will also assist in catering for lunch and dinner, working with a brigade of 12 chefs.  This is a great opportunity for someone who is  passionate and  wants to work to high standards to offer excellent food and service.

In return we offer support and development to grow within our business alongside a competitive salary.

Package description


Up to £19k depending on experience

Great opportunity for progression

You will be working for the largest contract catering company in the world

40 Hours per week, between 7am - 7pm, will NOT BE WORKING EVERY WEEKEND

Chartwells Independent is the leading provider of catering and support services to Independent Schools in the UK. We provide innovative catering, hospitality and food service by creating imaginative menus delivered with an exceptional service.

We know as a company that great food comes from great ingredients. Our Chefs use seasonal produce, adding their own individual creativity to let the food speak for itself. We pride ourselves on being able to provide a diverse range of cuisines that keep up to date with today’s trends ensuring we offer a great dining experience.

We nurture and develop our teams to enrich their skills which allows them to show their passion and inspiration that as a company we are proud encourage.


Main responsibilities
  • The commi chef will be part of a team assisting in the organisation, preparation and cooking of food ensuring that the company’s reputation for quality is enhanced with customers and clients at all times
  • Be an integral part of the pastry production covering pupil and staff feeding along with an extensive range of  hospitality and events
  • Possess an exceptional drive for quality for Hospitality events
  • Responsible for all aspects of food safety, HS and COSHH
Ideal candidate
  • High end hotel or restaurant experience, ideally two rosette level
  • Extensive knowledge of the F&B industry is essential, you need to take this site to the next level in terms of food and culinary standards
  • Immaculate presentation, outgoing, passionate, excellent communication and customer service skills are required for this highly visible position
  • Excellent people skills with the ability to lead and develop a team
  • Committed to food and customer service innovation
  • Superb culinary skills. High standards and be quality driven
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • A 'Can do' attitude
About the company

Chartwells is part of the Compass Group UK and Ireland which is part of Compass Group Plc, the world's leading foodservice company. We specialise in providing food, vending and related services in our clients' premises. The company operates across the core sectors of Business & Industry, Defence, Offshore & Remote Site, Healthcare, Education, Sports & Leisure and Vending with an established brand portfolio.