Apprentice to CDP

Kitchen

Full-time (48 hours per week) over 4 working days

Join a brigade of 20 chefs to continue pushing Gravetye forward and enjoy a brand new kitchen.

You will work under Executive Chef George Blogg (ex The Square, Le Champignon Sauvage) and Head Chef Charles Coulombeau (ex Les Prés d'Eugénie, Lameloise) with an extensive pool of knowledge to guide you towards success.

Your role will consist of running one of our three different sections and ensuring that our high standards and quality are maintained

Be ready to show your skills, learn directly from the Chefs and the brigade and participate in the creation of seasonal dishes using the best ingredients directly from our kitchen garden.

Responsibilities:

  • To be on duty on time and always be presented in a clean and smart manner, ensuring suitable uniform is worn.
  • To maintain the standards of Gravetye in keeping with the four red stars status set by the AA and Relais & Châteaux and one Michelin star.
  • To carry out and assist in the smooth running of the kitchen.
  • To remove any hazards and make safe any defects in the kitchen or its equipment and report any problems to a senior chef.
  • HACCP - To adhere to company procedures in regards to temperature checks, food labelling and dating, cleaning schedules and hygiene regulations at all times ensuring that all records of such are maintained.
  • To deal with deliveries and stock rotation.
  • To assist the senior chefs with the ordering of your section.
  • To be able to take direction and instruction from other team members to help with performance and development of yourself and others.
  • To attend and participate in any training and personal development schemes as recommended by the Head Chef.
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by the Head Chef.
  • To have a full knowledge of and be able to act upon the Fire procedures as laid down in the Hotel Fire Procedure in compliance with the Fire Precautions Act 1971 and to attend Fire Training as requested.
  • To be fully conversant with and be able to implement the required standards of Health and Safety in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and company procedures and to attend Health & Safety Training as requested.
  • To be flexible and able to run our 3 different sections (larder, garnish and sauce) after being trained by one of our senior chefs
  • To be able to manage a small team of young chefs underneath you
  • To ensure the cleanliness of the kitchen and all the devices (ovens, inductions hubs, fryers…)
  • To write the daily mise en place list and organise the flow of the day in your section

Required skills / Experience:

  • To be committed to being part of a driven team that is aiming to achieve quality and high standards in the kitchen.
  • To be passionate, keen to share your knowledge and learn new skills.
  • To be able to communicate with colleagues and managers in English.
  • To demonstrate the ability to respond to business and client needs and work under pressure.

Benefits:

  • 28 holiday days inclusive of bank holidays and a day off on your birthday after one year
  • Quarterly paid service charge
  • Free English lessons available for foreigners
  • Staff discounts available within Relais & Châteaux and Pride of Britain
  • Staff discounts at Gravetye Manor and family rates
  • Anniversary gifts from your first anniversary
  • Employee of the quarter and employee of the year awards
  • Meals provided on duty
  • Auto enrolled into company pension scheme
  • Yearly Christmas staff party
  • Staff accommodation subject to availability

Your job title and the tasks outlined above do not limit or define the work for which you are employed and the Company may require you from time to time to do other work within your capability. We may also ask you to work for short periods in other departments, if this is the case, then training will be provided where necessary to enable you to undertake the tasks expected of you.

To be considered for the role of Commis Chef at Gravetye Manor, please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter to careers@gravetyemanor.co.uk or use our online application form.

Thank you for considering Gravetye Manor as your next career step and we very much look forward to welcoming you in our team.