Chef De Partie

Up to £10.00 per hour
24 Oct 2018
21 Nov 2018
Ms Tori Matthews
Job Function
Chef de partie
Contract Type
Full Time

DMS Whittington is a military base between Tamworth and Lichfield in Staffordshire. The base is fully operational and feeds and accommodates up to 1200 Service personnel. The primary role of DMS (Defence Medical Services) is to train all 3 services (Army/Navy & RAF) and to promote, protect and restore the health of service personnel to ensure that they are ready and medically fit to go where they are required in the UK and throughout the world; generally referred to as being ‘fit for task’.

Being the HQ for Defence medics the site accommodates high profile visits and large conferences throughout the year.

Package description

Looking for a quality life/work balance? Most ESS Military sites operate on single shifts. No more split shifts or late night finishes*! Working only 1 weekend out of every 3/4.

*Occasional late finish and flexibility required.


ESS are looking for a talented and passionate Chef De Partie to join the Catering team at – DMS Whittington

Pay Rate: Up to £10 per hour

Weekly Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Main responsibilities

As one of our talented CDP’s, you will support the Head Chef and his Sous Chef’s, to improve the customer food service experience by delivering a best in class food offer, to military and civilian personnel

Ideal candidate

Candidates should have good culinary skills with an attention to detail, be a team player and yet also be capable of working unsupervised. As a CDP, you will play a part in mentoring and training the junior chefs within the team. Although not essential, candidates should desirably have a minimum of a NVQ level 2 qualification in food preparation and cooking, however, if you have the passion and drive to succeed as one of our chefs, there are various apprenticeship opportunities within our Company.

About the company

ESS – part of the Compass Group family – are market leaders in the provision of catering, retail, leisure and support services in the Defence, Government & Offshore sector. This allows us to work in some of the most historic and iconic locations across the British Isles.

Our inspirational food is alive with flavour and nutrition, sourced in a socially responsible manner for the well-being of our customers, communities and the environment and we match this with excellent service.

We’re the people behind the food, hospitality and support services that power your day, make you smile and put a spring in your step. Just one of the reasons why we’re the UK and Ireland’s No.1 catering and support services provider.


To apply for this role and find out the finer details, please attach your latest CV and a brief Covering Letter and email it to:

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