1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  4. Culinary


Novotel Cardiff Centre, Cardiff, United Kingdom



Chef De partie


Europe and North Africa

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Job Description

Position Overview

  • Helps provide smooth running services and a high standard of production by managing his/her section,
  • Works autonomously to produce dishes in compliance with cooking instructions,
  • Supervises the commis chefs' work,
  • Is responsible for the organisation, coordination and service for one area of the kitchen

Main responsibilities

Professional techniques / Production

  • Produces and presents the dishes for the section in line with the cooking instructions and processes defined by the hotel and brand,
  • Ensures that dishes are well presented, of a high standard and at the right temperature,
  • Delivers dishes in good time to suit guests' wishes,
  • Depending on the hotel, may be asked to receive deliveries, check and store merchandise,
  • Organises his/her work and timing to suit fluctuations in guest numbers, special events and particular guests,

Talent & Culture Responsibilities

  • Leads the team under his/her responsibility and creates a good working atmosphere,
  • Organises and supervises the work carried out by commis chefs and apprentices in the area under his/her responsibility,
  • Informs the team about cost optimisation and the reduction of raw material wastage; tracks implementation,
  • Trains commis chefs, apprentices and interns to a high standard,                      

Management and administration

  • Is actively involved in meeting the department's targets:
      - by following the cooking instructions to the letter
      - by avoiding waste and loss of food items
      - by respecting the procedures and internal audits applicable in the hotel
  • Helps conduct inventories                                                                                  
  • Helps manage stocks of equipment by avoiding breakages

Hygiene / Personal safety / Environment

  • Ensures that the workplace remains clean and the safety of consumable goods by always respecting HACCP regulations,
  • Respects the instructions and safety guidelines for the equipment used,
  • Applies the hotel's security regulations (in case of fire etc),
  • Respects the hotel's commitments to the "Environmental Charter" (saving energy, recycling, sorting waste etc),


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  • Earn a gross bonus when your nominee is hired!
  • Meals on duty: Delicious and healthy meals in our colleague restaurant catering to all needs TBC Look the part – Uniforms: Dress to impress! We provide smart uniforms to our colleagues
  • Cycle to Work Scheme: Accor have a Cycle to Work scheme in place for employees to benefit from through our cycle to work provider
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Pension Scheme: Accor have a Workplace Pension in place. Employees will be automatically Enrolled into the Workplace Pension scheme.
  • Birthday Bonanza: Double dipper birthday bonus break –plus a guaranteed day off (from employees holiday allowance). TBC 
  • Accor Dining Experience in our Hotels/Restaurants: 50 % dining discount for you and your family UK/I - Please book via the Hotel GM direct.
  • Development Opportunities: obtain a nationally recognized qualification through Apprenticeship. And many trainings available in the Accor Academy.
  • Apprenticeships - Hospitality is a career!: For new starters and to upskill current Talents. The provider will arrange on your behalf and work with you and the Talent to ensure successful completion of the course.
  • Online GP via Vivup app for the talent and dependents
  • Menopause Helpline via Vivup app

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: £12.97 per hour


  • Self-motivation and a passion for hospitality and cooking
  • Effective time management of busy kitchen section
  • High standard of food preparation
  • Attention to detail
  • At least 6 month’s experience in a chef de partie role

Additional Information

Special Note

During the course of duty you will have access to certain information, which demands the utmost confidentiality. Discretion must be exercised at all times. Your responsibilities are included but not limited to this job description as this has been drafted as a guide to the purpose and main duties of the role as it currently exists. The hotel relies on the flexibility of its staff to ensure the continuity of the high standards currently being achieved. It is not intended as a wholly comprehensive or permanent schedule of duties and it does not form part of the contract of employment. The Company reserves the right to amend this job description from time to time to accommodate the requirements of the business and the evolving nature of the role.

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