Neilson Active Holidays

Chef de Partie - Europe

04 Jun 2019
02 Jul 2019

Chef de Partie - Europe

Job Role Summary

Working for Neilson Active holidays is more than a job, it's a lifestyle! It's all about sharing your passion for the activities you love. You'll be working hard, but the work is fun and there's always plenty of time to play!

The Chef de Partie assists in the delivery of all meals and ensures a high standard of food preparation, presentation and quality as directed by the Head Chef.

You will need to confidently work in a productive manner at all times within the team, or individually, ensuring quality service. This is a great role for career minded individuals looking to gain further kitchen experience whilst in a fun ski resort environment. 


We are always looking for friendly, enthusiastic and approachable individuals to join our amazing team! People who can build rapport with ease and continue to give our guests confidence in the fact, that every element of their holiday is being delivered by people that care.


To join the Neilson Active Holidays team, you must be over the age of 18 and in order for us to acquire the necessary legal paperwork required to place you in an overseas position you must:

  • Hold a valid UK, EU, EEA or Swiss passport
  • Hold a UK National Insurance number
  • Currently be registered to a fixed address within England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

PLEASE NOTE: Regrettably, if you are currently registered to a fixed address in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, it is not possible for us to obtain the necessary legal paperwork required to post you overseas at this time.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • To assist in the delivery of a menu that is suitable for the requirements of the operation and to cater for any specific guest dietary requirements
  • Maintain high standards of cleanliness and service as set out by the Head Chef/Hospitality Manager
  • To be flexible and approachable under all circumstances to ensure a smooth operation between departments that will meet the needs of the operation
  • To ensure a safe working environment at all times
  • To be customer service orientated at all times and display a willingness to encourage direct feedback from our guests
  • Constantly provide ideas, revise, implement variations, improvements and changes to working systems in order to meet the needs of changing guests throughout the season
  • To monitor and record any wastage or breakages in line with company procedures
  • To develop positive working relationships with all the teams in the operation
  • Demonstrate an excellent overall knowledge of the Neilson product and pro-actively cross-sell our holidays to all Neilson guests
  • To ensure that all procedures put in place are followed in order to prevent the loss of stocks/revenue 
  • To carry out any other additional duties that assist the smooth running of our overseas operations as directed by your line manager

Qualifications and experience required:

  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent
  • A formal chef or cooking qualification 
  • At least 6 months experience in a similar operation
  • Experience of working overseas (Desirable)

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • A basic knowledge of kitchen operations and requirements of the role
  • A willingness to learn and develop
  • Display constant high standards and service
  • To be a positive and effective communicator with both the team and with guests
  • To be flexible with working hours and be willing to assist in all areas of the operation

Personal qualities:

  • Excellent appearance and good personal grooming
  • Highest levels of personal hygiene at all times
  • Honest, hardworking, self-motivated with the ability to work well under pressure
  • Well organised, punctual and flexible
  • Friendly and approachable in nature
  • An excellent communicator

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