Chef de Partie

Job overview

Our client is looking for a motivated live-in Chef de Partie to join their boutique hotel on the beautiful Isle of Islay. This exciting opportunity would suit an individual with a passionate interest in cooking delicious food with local, seasonal produce.

This private estate produces high-quality grass-fed beef and lamb, a substantial amount of wild game and has its own kitchen garden. On top of this Islay’s bountiful coast produces fabulous seafood including lobster, crab, langoustines, oysters, and scallops.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of an exciting field-to-fork team giving the successful applicant the ability to cook with fresh, top-quality produce.

Job duties:

  • Preparing, cooking and presenting high quality dishes
  • Assisting the Head Chef and Sous Chef in creating menu items, recipes and developing dishes
  • Preparing meat and fish
  • Assisting with the management of health and safety
  • Assisting with the management of food hygiene practices
  • Managing and training any Commis Chefs
  • Monitoring portion and waste control
  • Overseeing the maintenance of kitchen and food safety standards

Candidates must be/have:

  • Minimum 1 years relevant experience as a Chef de Partie
  • Awareness of manual handling techniques
  • Awareness of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) and chemical safety
  • Experience of kitchen equipment
  • Experience of dangerous equipment such as knives
  • Understandable level of English spoken and written
  • A clean driver’s license
  • Knowledge and ability to run a section
  • Ability to work without close supervision
  • Ability to manage Commis Chefs
  • Ability to produce good quality food in all sections
  • Good oral communication, team management skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • Good level of numeracy
  • Enthusiasm to develop your own skills and knowledge plus those around you
  • Adaptability to change and willingness to embrace new ideas and processes
  • Positive and approachable manner

Desirable qualifications include:

  • Level 2 Health and Safety in the Workplace Award
  • Level 3 Food Safety Awards


Rent free cottage on the estate, two-bedroom self-contained annexe.

Plus, up to £50 per week payable towards the electricity and council tax.

Other benefits:

  • Free firewood from the estate
  • Beef, lamb, and venison from the estate
  • Staff events throughout the year
  • 20% discount for the Bridgend Hotel


Full time.


Isle of Islay.


Up to £25,000, depending on experience.

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