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Commis Chef, Gees

Gees, Situated in Oxford City Centre, is an independent, lively restaurant, bar, and terrace within a unique Victorian conservatory. Serving a Mediterranean inspired menu using the best ingredients, simply prepared and expertly cooked, Gees remains loyal to its traditions of providing quality food and service in the most beautiful restaurant in Oxford.

With an ambitious expansion and refurbishment project completed in Spring 2022, Gees doubled in capacity with the addition of ‘Gees Gallery’, an adjacent private dining space for up to 50 guests, and ‘Secret Garden’; a covered and heated private terrace for up to 60 diners.

The Oxford Collection is an independently owned group of hotels and restaurants in central Oxford, comprising of Gees Restaurant & Bar, the Old Parsonage Hotel, Parsonage Grill, the Old Bank Hotel and Quod Restaurant & Bar.

We offer support, training, and development opportunities to help your career flourish. We believe that investment in each and every one of our employees is key to the success of our business and the happiness of our customers. As a member of the team, we are looking for an exceptional candidate who shares these values.

We are looking for a Commis Chef to join the kitchen team at Gees run by Matthew Smith, Head Chef.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Thrive on giving guests a memorable experience
  • Be passionate and knowledgeable about food, cooking and seasonal ingredients
  • Be able to work under pressure
  • Have effective time management skills
  • Have a willingness to learn

Typical duties of this role are:

  • Confidence in working on a section during service
  • Following recipe and presentation specifications
  • Maintain prep levels appropriate to service

Requirements for the Commis Chef position:

  • Experience in a similar restaurant is beneficial although full training will be provided

We offer a sensible shift pattern, across a 45-hours working week (Monday to Sunday rota with two days off) with a salary of £22,464 per annum, plus tronc (service charge). In return we offer:

  • Meals on duty
  • 50% staff discount within our restaurants
  • £500 recruitment incentive
  • Membership to our Employee Assistance Programme with Hospitality Action
  • Pension scheme
  • Over time, opportunities to develop within our Company
  • Uniform provided
  • 28 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays per annum
  • Paid day off on your birthday
  • Team awards and prizes

Eligibility to work within the UK must be proven and two references should be available on request.