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Pastry Chef de Partie, Parsonage Grill

Parsonage Grill, belonging to the five-star Old Parsonage Hotel, is famous for its intimate, bohemian and clubby atmosphere. The philosophy focuses on using the best local produce available to create a menu of simple, sophisticated, and essentially British dishes.

Parsonage Grill is part of ‘The Oxford Collection’; a small, privately owned group of hotels and restaurants comprising of Gee’s Restaurant, Old Parsonage Hotel, Parsonage Grill, 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 ‘collectives’ is key to the success of our business and happiness of our customers.  As a member of our team, we are looking for an exceptional candidate who shares these values.

We are looking for someone to join the kitchen team run by Allan McLaughlin, Head Chef. The ideal candidate will:

  • Thrive on giving guests a memorable experience
  • Be passionate and knowledgeable about food
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Have effective time management skills

 Typical duties of this role are:

  • Confidence in running the pastry section during service
  • Following recipe and presentation specifications
  • Maintain prep levels appropriate to service
  • Ensure all deliveries are put away as soon as it arrives and stock is rotated using the First In First Out method checking “Use by Dates”
  • Attend and participate in all team meetings

Requirements for the position:

  • Work under intense pressure
  • Passionate about cooking seasonal ingredients
  • Experience in 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 up to £25,000 per annum, depending on experience and skill set, plus tronc (service charge). In return we offer:

  • Meals on duty
  • 50% staff discount within our restaurants
  • £300 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

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