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Senior Chef de Partie New Premium


Competitive Salary

Inverness, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Hotels,Leisure,Casual Dining




Permanent | Full Time

Hours of Work:  Straight or split shifts, usually 5 day week, hours per week subject to business (Summer months busier than Winter months)

Contribute to the smooth & efficient running of the kitchen by applying skills & attributes to all areas that require your involvement.  Day to day responsibilities will be handed to you so it is essential that these are fulfilled & completed to their ultimate potential.  Contribute to ensuring the highest level of hygiene over and above statutory requirements.  Contribute to a productive and motivated brigade.  Uphold a high standard of food production whether breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Most importantly you must work to ensure that all customers receive the highest level of attention, service & care. 

The Lovat is going places and is one of the most exciting hotels in The Highlands.  We’re known for our excellent customer service, and our staff are among some of the most passionate and dedicated individuals in the business.

Job Role

Customer Satisfaction & Expectation

  • Maintain, develop & exceed satisfaction & expectation
  • Produce & maintain a high production standard of food
  • Support the high level of dedication, expression & initiative to all dishes


  • Assist with the control, receipt, storage & issue of supplies
  • Assist with the use of resources

Working Relationships

  • Contribute to an effective working relationship
  • Gain the trust & support of colleagues, the team & the Head Chef
  • Minimise conflict in the team

Food Preparation

  • Learn style, presentation & recipes to assist with food preparation
  • Work alone or in a team, to tasks set pre, during & post meal service
  • Get involved in creation - working with local & fresh ingredients
  • Bring flare & passion to all dish involvement

Health & Safety

  • Support the control of health, safety & security of other workers & the public
  • Support & maintain health, safety & security procedures in the work place
  • Assist with the implementation of safe working procedures for knives & other equipment
  • Inspect & monitor the kitchen & its equipment against health & safety requirements
  • Help monitor the kitchen’s environmental requirements against health & safety policies for food storage, preparation & cooking
  • Comply & be aware of all HACCP requirements
  • Have a basic food hygiene certificate

Cleaning & Maintenance

  • Assist with following the programme for cleaning the kitchen & its equipment
  • Maintaining & update the cleaning programme if necessary

Economic & Environmental Efficiency

  • Maintain energy & waste efficiency as per the environmental policy
  • Identify & recommend improvements to energy & waste efficiency


  • Develop self within the job role to enhance performance
  • Manage yourself & develop own skills to improve performance
  • Manage time to meet objectives
  • Listen, learn & put into practise all aspects advised in training


  • Manage information by gathering details, informing & advising others
  • Attend staff meetings

CDP –garnish

  • have a good understanding of how to prepare & cook vegetables, potatoes, fresh pasta, risotto, gnocchi etc
  • hot starters
  • manage this section & help out on other sections

CDP –larder

  • have a good understanding of how to prepare & cook meat & fish
  • cold starters – daily soup
  • manage this section & help out on other sections in particular the hot starters

CDP - Pastry

  • Breads
  • Petits fours - Cakes - Cookies
  • Ice creams
  • Desserts


  • Must be a self manager & be able to handle responsibility
  • Must be creative & excellent attention to detail
  • Must have a knowledge of the kitchen with room for development
  • Must have a mature professional attitude
  • Must be hands on & be a good communicator
  • Should be able to multi-task
  • Should have relevant hygiene, health & safety training – basic food hygiene certificate
  • Must be able to listen, take orders, directions & take criticism & be willing to learn
  • Must be ambitious & must be able to uphold whatever standard is set

Cooking in progress...