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Commis Chef

Job Summary

  • Location Chichester, West Sussex
  • Salary Up to £16814 per annum + pension, child care, course discount
  • Contract Type Permanent
  • Sector Horticulture & Food Production
  • Date Posted 10 July 2018
  • Ref 3221_1531236182

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Job Description


  • Set up and prepare ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner services as directed by the Sous Chef.
  • Cook food for each service, ensuring a high standard of quality at all times.
  • Present food and dishes in the servery area, ensuring that food displays are appetising and well stocked at all times.
  • Ensure that food preparation areas are kept clean and tidy at all times.
  • Ensure that food is cleared away at the end of service and that food which can be re-used safely is utilised.
  • Ensure that requisitions for food are received by the Sous Chef and freezers and refrigerators are replenished as appropriate.
  • Store and rotate in date order all deliveries in the appropriate areas as required.
  • Prepare items for functions, events and other special occasions as directed by the Sous Chef.
  • Comply with the food safety policy and Health & Safety policy at all times and ensure temperature checks are carried out and recorded at all times as directed.
  • Report any defects in equipment to the Sous Chef.
  • Assist in the service of food and beverages on counter if required.
  • Ensure high standards of customer service are maintained at all times.
  • Cover some aspects of the Sous Chef role where appropriate and as directed.
  • Any other reasonable duties as requested by the Sous Chef.



  • At least one year's experience in a similar position
  • NVQ 1/2 in professional cookery or equivalent
  • Level 1 Food Hygiene Certificate
  • A good understanding of food preparation
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent knife skills
  • Willingness to learn and undertake training
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • A passion for food and food service
  • Knowledge of exceptional customer service


  • Pension scheme
  • 33 days holiday a year
  • childcare vouchers
  • Employee assistance program
  • free and discounted places on short courses at West Dean College.

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Your Key Contact

Daniel O'Brien

Daniel O'Brien

I am a recruitment consultant in our Horticulture and Food Production Division. I am involved in placing workers in temporary and permanent placements with our clients in the Sussex and Hampshire area. I am also the account manager for a key client.

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