Chef de Partie Visa Sponsorship Uk

June 19, 2024
£26.7 - £26.7 / year

Job Description




  • Job Reference: UNI1214.
  • Branch: Parker’s Tavern.
  • Location: Parker’s Tavern in Cambridge.
  • Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary of £32,431.
  • Contract Type: Permanent.
  • Hours: Full time.
  • Hours per week: 42.5
  • Posted on 13/06/2024.
  • The closing date is 15/07/2024.


To be eligible for shortlisting, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be under the age of 26.
  • The applicant is in the United Kingdom, and their most recent permit was as a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Migrant or Tier 4 (Student Visa).
  • The applicant is a recent UK graduate or about to graduate.
  • You have not surpassed the four-year limit on your graduate visa.

Please keep in mind that the candidate will be responsible for funding the sponsorship.


University Arms is a 192-bedroom design-led hotel located in the centre of Cambridge, United Kingdom. The Hotel’s typically British Restaurant and Bar, Parker’s Tavern, Library Lounge and stunning wood-panelled Ballroom all look out onto Parker’s Piece. The University Arms is Cambridge’s oldest hotel, having opened as a Coaching Inn in 1834. For 180 years, the Hotel was expanded, updated, and modernised to reflect the times; nevertheless, it was the reopening in 2018 following a four-year £80 million comprehensive restoration that truly positioned the hotel. It is now Cambridge’s ‘go-to’ location, attracting guests with the promise of contemporary grandeur.

What will you be doing?

The Chef de Partie is a member of the brigade team who contributes to the overall efficient functioning of the kitchen, ensuring that each food item leaving the kitchen fulfils the hotel’s quality standards. You will maintain the highest standards and consistent quality in daily preparation while staying up to date on new goods, recipes, and preparation processes. You will assist the Head Chef in establishing standards throughout the kitchen. Your responsibilities as Chef de Partie will include, but are not limited to:


  • Being a member of the kitchen brigade, aiding the Head Chef with communication and supervision as needed.
  • Ensure that food quality, food preparation, and high standards are maintained for all dishes made in order to provide an exceptional guest experience.
  • Prepare, oversee, and cook at assigned work stations.
  • Assist with stock orders on a daily and weekly basis, following stock control processes.
  • Assist in receiving and storing all necessary food and non-food items.
  • Maintain compliance with all Health and Safety protocols and food hygiene systems in place.
  • Work with the Head and Sous Chefs to create menus and daily meal planning.
  • In the kitchen, supervise the food production of commis chefs and demi chefs.
  • Fill in for the Sous Chef when he is not present.
  • Get on-the-job training for the Commis and Demi CDPs.
  • Work on other portions as needed, and participate in cross-training when recommended.
  • Maintain a “clean as you go” approach and keep work spaces and refrigerators immaculate at all times (lead by example).
  • Liaise with the restaurant manager, supervisors, and wait staff as needed to ensure maximum visitor satisfaction.
  • Help to control costs, increase gross profit margins, and achieve other departmental and financial goals.
  • Please report any maintenance, hygiene, or hazard issues.
  • Ensure that cleaning checklists are followed, and carry out cleaning duties as needed.
  • Checking stock quality for freshness, weight, use-by dates, and so on, and communicating any faults to the Head Chef or Sous Chef while they are not there.


  • Experience working as a Chef de Partie in a four- or five-star restaurant.
  • Strong understanding of cooking techniques, kitchen equipment, and best practices.
  • Competent in both verbal and written English.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including early and late shifts, weekends, and bank holidays.
  • A thorough understanding of food products, recipes, and specific meal preparation.
  • Approachable person with a hands-on, can-do attitude.
  • Can provide consistent service in accordance with company recipes and requirements.
  • Passionate about offering the highest level of service for restaurants, banquets, and room service.
  • Encourages excellent teamwork across the kitchen to attain high standards in all areas through communication and support.



In addition to the opportunity to work with a terrific team in an excellent facility, the position includes:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Free lunches while on duty.
  • Team Members’ Parties
  • Room and FB discounts within the Marriott brand.
  • Employee assistance programme is free, and it provides mental health, well-being, financial, and legal support because you matter!
  • Refer a friend – do you know someone who could be interested in a new position? When they are placed, you might receive up to £400 for suggesting them!

Salary: £26,685.75, plus £5,746 Tronc.


According to UK immigration legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Candidates will be required to provide documentary evidence of their eligibility to work as part of the recruitment process.

Why work at the University Arms and Parker’s Tavern?

We are excited about Cambridge’s legacy and want to convey it with our guests in a way that is current, thoughtful, and engaging. We take pleasure in our work and strive to provide a modern luxury experience. If you are passionate about your city and your profession in the hospitality industry, you will find working at the University Arms quite fulfilling.