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Chef de Partie - Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport
£15.00 per hour (plus £250 initial onboarding payment)
Closing date
24 Jun 2023

Chef de Partie - Bristol Airport

Please note - we are now paying a £500 onboarding bonus!

Based at Bristol Airport

Salary £15.00 per hour 

Permanent Contracts

Full Time (37.5 hours per week) 

About us:

For airports, for partners, for people. We are CAVU. Founded by MAG (Manchester Airports Group) and backed by over 80 years of aviation expertise, we’re striving to revolutionise airport travel, creating value for passengers, and importantly, the businesses that serve them.

About the role:

We are currently recruiting for a Chef de Partie to join our Airport Hospitality Team. Our award-winning airport lounges offer an unrivalled passenger experience and are ranked as the number one common-use lounge in the US across TripAdvisor, Google, Yelp! and Facebook reviews.

Duties will include:

  • To follow recipes and/or product directions for preparing and cooking all varieties of foods.
  • Operate a variety of kitchen equipment.
  • Prepare foods to be cooked. Some of the preparation procedures are, but not limited to, washing, peeling, cutting and shredding.
  • Maintain the food offering ensuring presentation meets operating standards
    Maintain stock levels, receive delivery of supplies, ensure stored correctly, rotate and maintain.
  • Ensure floors are swept and mopped or vacuumed, ensure equipment is cleaned, sanitised and stored correctly.
  • Assist with clearing and organising the kitchen ensuring a high standard of hygiene.
  • To dispose of waste, including recycling, in the appropriate manner and if required to remove it to the designated location.
  • Liaise with subcontracted suppliers, Airline representatives, handling agents and booking agents to develop positive working relationships to ensure the efficient operation and development of the Lounge
  • Assist in one to one training of new staff, including subcontracted supplier staff, in order to uphold the high level of presentation, hospitality and service

About you:

  • A background in hospitality and service sectors, with a proven track record of high end delivery.
  • Undertaken a similar role or working as a Commis Chef and ready for the next step.
  • Demonstrates advanced skills and techniques in food production.
  • Knowledge on how to handle and store product to maintain quality and in line with food safety legislation.
  • Able to demonstrate a wide range of food preparation, knife and cooking skills and technique to produce quality dishes in line with business requirements.
  • A team player with an absolute first class approach to customer service, know how to brief and coach and team to deliver high quality dishes and menu items.
  • Understands the principles of profit and loss and recognise how to support the overall financial performance of the business through operating efficiently to reduce wastage and deliver profit margins.
  • Understands the principles of supply chain management, sustainable procurement and working practices in the kitchen.
  • Computer literate on mainstream PC applications including Microsoft office.
  • Experience of working on own initiative, capable of building solid and beneficial relationships both internally and externally
  • NVQ Level 2 Commis Chef or C&G Food production or equivalent is desirable

You will be required to work a range of shifts. Early shifts can start as early as 3am and late shifts finishing as late as 8pm. Our Lounges are open 7 days a week.  You will receive a minimum of 2 consecutive days off.


  • As a CAVU employee you will have access to some great benefits including:
  • Access to our employee rewards portal with discounts and savings
  • 24hour Employee Assistance Programme
  • MAG Pension scheme which doubles your contribution
  • Fantastic career development opportunities – We are the UK’s largest Airport Operator!
  • Tax free Airside shopping in our departure lounge
  • Meals on duty
  • Free shuttle bus (A1 Flyer) from the city centre to the airport

Advert will close once sufficient applications are received.

Equal Opportunities & Reasonable Adjustments

We believe in the importance of diversity & inclusion for all. We are committed to creating a workforce that is reflective of our society. As such welcome applications from candidates from all diverse backgrounds.

We are a disability confident employer and therefore are committed to creating an environment where candidates and employees can perform at their optimum. Please let us know if we can provide you with any reasonable adjustments to aid your application or interview process.

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