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4 months ago
Principal
Location: Gloucestershire
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Kitchen and Catering
Category: Chef de Partie Jobs
De Vere Tortworth Court

Following a multi-million pound refurbishment project, this is a truly exciting time to join De Vere Tortworth Court! Set within a 30-acre estate featuring one of the UK’s most impressive arboretums, this stunning venue boasts a Grade II-listed Victorian mansion house, 201 bedrooms and 12 impressive event spaces as well as a newly created spa, all conveniently located just 20 minutes from Bristol, with easy access to J14 of the M5. We’ve recently launched the 1853 Restaurant & Bar serving classic British dishes, our Atrium Bistro bar, decked with indoor trees under a 60-foot high glass roof as well as our elegant yet cosy Library bar.

Working at Tortworth Court means you’ll have the opportunity to be involved in some brilliant events like summer tepee festivals, wedding fairs, specialist fireworks displays, charity events and corporate launch parties. And because we know our team is special, we like to surprise and delight colleagues with birthday and long service celebrations, doughnut days, pizza days, and fun colleague activities such as games, tea parties and treat days.

Apprentice Chef de Partie

What is the main purpose of the role?
Our Apprentcie Chef de Partie colleagues really are vital members of our kitchen brigades; that’s why we offer an incredible £750 Welcome Bonus* to all new CDPs joining De Vere. Or, if you're moving for a role, we also offer a £1500 relocation bonus** plus a free two night stay for yourself or family to visit.

Our Apprentice CDPs achieve a Level 3 Chef de Partie apprenticeship qualification when they complete our programme. You'll need to manage your time well, as you'll be working and learning as part of your development. You'll need to be hardworking, flexible and committed to the apprenticeship programme. A Chef career with De Vere means variety, industry leading professional development, fun at work and career prestige, because you’ll be working for one of the brightest brands in hospitality.

As an Apprentice Chef de Partie you will prepare, cook and present dishes within your speciality and support and mentor / train any Demi-Chef de Parties or Commis Chefs in the brigade. You'll assist the Sous Chef and Head Chef to develop new dishes and menus whilst ensuring your team have highest of standards of cleanliness, food hygiene and health and safety. You’ll work in a busy and hardworking team environment, where you’ll continually learn and develop, and have the opportunity to join our Chef Development Programmes. Our Apprentice Chefs are seriously passionate about food, but we want you to love your career just as much. We have a superb Chef Academy, offering a variety of qualifications that run up to Sous Chef and Head Chef level.

Our hotels are vibrant and inviting, and so is our food offering across our venues such as our fabulous 1705 Restaurant & Bar at De Vere Beaumont Estate, 1560 Restaurant & Bar at De Vere Wokefield Estate, and 1853 Restaurant & Bar at De Vere Tortworth Court.

*Subject to Tax and NI
**Cannot be taken in conjunction with Welcome Bonus. Subject to Tax and NI.

Benefits:

* A competitive salary - £19,500

* 28 days holiday each year, including bank holidays (this increases annually up to a maximum of 33 days)

* Hotel based incentive and recognition schemes

* Access to our Exclusively Yours, Voluntary Benefits portal, which includes discounts on some travel, leisure time activities, health, retail and motoring

* Discounted accommodation with competitive colleague rates at our other hotels

* Long service awards which increase with length of service

* Excellent training and development opportunities within the hotel, the Company and our online e-learning portal

* Financial rewards for delivering sensational service

* Free meals on duty

* Free uniform provided

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