Commis Chef

£17409 - £18952 per annum + Pension, Private Healthcare etc.
18 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
HCA Healthcare
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

About The Facility

Located in the heart of London's esteemed medical district, the newly-refurbished Princess Grace Hospital offers a wide range of medical and surgical specialities. Supported by world-class doctors from leading London teaching hospitals, the hospital has 129 beds, including a purpose-built intensive care unit, catering for Level 3 patients. Our eight fully-equipped theatres include three laminar flow theatres for orthopaedic surgery and a robotic surgery suite along with some of the most advanced radiological diagnostic facilities in the country.

Our Catering department is a small well knitted team of 10 chefs that deliver food of the highest quality for patients, staff, consultants and functions. All food is prepared from fresh produce and covers a variety of cuisines to match the diversity of our patients and work force.

We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, the use of all HCA facilities for acute medical conditions, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year and access to a fantastic flexible benefits scheme. We can also offer you a relocation packages if you are living outside of London or the UK. You can expect to be working in an environment that promotes the development of your skills and knowledge.

Job Description

As the Commis Chef you will be on the first rung of the ladder to becoming a great chef. Initially concentrating on cold section (Salads & sandwich), you will produce high quality food preparation work, then under the supervision of a Chef De Partie and you will then be trained up through other sections such as sauce, vegetables, fish and butchery, which will give you a great foundation to develop your skills and career.

Salary: £17,409 - £18,952

Hours: 37.5 per week (shifts 6am-2pm & 1pm-9pm covering 7 days a week)

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Follow a food production sheet and prepare items to a consist and high quality standard and working under supervision, preparing more complex items
  • Assisting senior chefs in the serving of food
  • Maintain high standards of kitchen and personal hygiene
  • Dealing with deliveries and stock rotation

Skills & Experience

  • NVQ level 2 in catering and/or hospitality
  • Previous kitchen experience gained within a hotel/hospitality environment
  • Understanding of basic food safety/hygiene regulations
  • Excellent attention to detail

About The Individual

This is an excellent opportunity to learn all there is to know about becoming a chef; however this will be dependent on the successful individual's desire and determination. You will have a lot of stamina, be able to learn on your feet and be passionate about food as this is a very physical and high pressured role however if you are willing to put the effort in this role will give you the opportunity to learn and develop new skills that will lead to a new career path.

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