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Chef de Partie (Events)

York Commercial Ltd
25,350.88 per annum
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Role Description

Are you a talented chef who would enjoy a great work-life balance, no split shifts and downtime over Christmas and New Year?

We’re looking for a talented, innovative and hardworking Chef de Partie, to create a small events team to work alongside our Executive Chef. The team will provide exciting, fresh food menus and deliver outstanding service whilst helping expand our already well-established brand “Campus Kitchen”.

The role would encompass our in-house catering operation, as well as fine dining work, both on the University of York campus and at York’s prestigious Guildhall. We want people who push for high standards and take pride in a sandwich as well as a grand banquet and everything in between.

You will be learning from one of our skilled Head Chefs, all of whom have a Fine Dining background, up to Michelin Star level. You will have the opportunity to work across multiple sites. 

Key requirements:

  • Possess a minimum of City & Guilds 706/1/2 (or NVQ Level 2 equivalent) and an intermediate food hygiene qualification
  • Experience with fresh food and high-volume catering
  • Driven and looking to learn
  • Adaptable and be able to think on your feet

The salary offered is £ £25,350.88 per annum , averaging 37 hours per week on a 5 over 7 basis. 

We have morning, mid and evening shifts (no split shifts). Occasional weekend work is required and a flexible work approach is a must as the team would also offer support around campus when there is a downturn in events, filling in to facilitate our kitchens during our busy conference seasons. 

Where overtime occurs, time off at a later date will be granted when appropriate or otherwise paid. 

YCL’s fantastic benefits package includes:

  • Generous annual leave of 38 days including 8 statutory public holidays
  • Downtime over Christmas and New Year 
  • Relevant training is provided for free such as food safety and allergen training
  • Chef whites provided
  • Enhanced company and workplace pension schemes (terms and conditions apply)
  • Enhanced company sick pay, maternity and paternity pay (terms and conditions apply)
  • Discounts at local and national retailers, restaurants and attractions
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including cycle to work and campus nursery
  • 10% off at campus Nisa supermarkets and many campus catering outlets
  • Concession rates at York Sport Village and Centre
  • A supportive and friendly working environment
  • Free and confidential wellbeing support 24/7
  • Affordable on campus parking

Please note that if a suitable candidate is found, this position may close at any time.

York Commercial Ltd (YCL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of York. The Head Office is situated at the University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD. The successful candidate will be appointed on YCL terms and conditions of employment.


The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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