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Chef de Partie - Accommodation Available - New Opening - Bruton, Somerset

The Newt in Somerset
Bruton, Somerset
£29,000 - £31,000 per annum plus tronc
Closing date
7 May 2024

Job Details

Chef de Partie - Accommodation Available - New Opening - Bruton, Somerset

£29,000 - £31,000 per annum plus tronc and fantastic benefits

45 hours over 5 days

Based at Castle Cary Train Station

Your role

As a member of our culinary team you must share our passion for food, feel inspired by seasons and have a connection with the land, eager to seize what our Estate has to offer. As Chef De Partie you will have a real passion for creating amazing food with stunning produce. They are key players in the kitchen supporting the senior team members and teaching the junior chefs The Newt can offer opportunities to grow as a cook, developing skillsets, whilst also having roles that may suit an experienced hand looking to refine themselves. You will be happy to work as part of a team and be passionate about hospitality. We are looking for like minded driven cooks who want to create amazing food from stunning produce.

What we can offer

  • A positive workplace environment with opportunities to develop both personally and professionally.
  • Stay in shape with our complimentary use of our gym and wellbeing classes
  • Look after your wellbeing with complimentary access to our Spa and swimming pools and our exclusive benefit of 50% of Spa Treatments.
  • Enjoy shopping in both our shops on estate and online with 30% discount for all our colleagues and free delivery for any online purchases.
  • Discover exclusive perks with our Discounted hotel stays for staff, accompanied by a fantastic 30% discount at our restaurants.
  • The opportunity to ensure your views are heard and shape the future of the business via our Employee Engine Room.
  • Complimentary garden membership for the Newt and our partner gardens including the Eden Project, Kew Gardens and The Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Complimentary meal whilst on shift, created using fresh produce from our estate by our dedicated staff food chefs
  • We value your hard work and recognise your achievements through our colleague recognition programme "Newt Awards" with the opportunity to achieve a variety of amazing rewards including a complimentary Hotel Stay.
  • Support from our Employee Assistance Programme for both yourself and your family
  • A team that knows how to have fun with regular team engagement activities including monthly Gather and Grow Motivational Speakers and our regular fun squad events, which include activities such as Go-Karting and Wine Tasting, to name but a few.
  • Up to 30 days annual leave each year for our full-time team

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining high standards of work as directed by kitchen lead
  • Being flexible, creative, driven
  • Prepare dishes to a high standard
  • Maintain and monitor food safety and hygiene
  • Work well in a team
  • Manage your own time and stay motivated
  • Being customer led and focused , ensuring our guests enjoy amazing experiences
  • Ensuring the smooth running of the kitchen and high standards of food safety
  • Supporting senior kitchen team members
  • Fully engaging in the estate and all its offering

Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience in a similar operation desirable
  • Ability to work under pressure in the public eye
  • Confidence in talking to others
  • Good attention to detail
  • Great time management and self-motivated
  • Passion for food, beverage, and luxury hospitality

Where you'll be working - The Creamery

The Creamery Restaurant will be a blend of restaurant, deli and retail store. It will welcome visitors to this part of Somerset, and wave passengers off on journeys around the UK. With a big nod to the golden age of travel.

The restaurant will quickly become a unique dining destination, where patrons will enjoy watching artisan cheesemaking as they eat. This transparency is a signature of the Newt and the new offer will sit comfortably within the F&B portfolio.

Reminiscent of traditional European market eateries, there will be a counter for a quick espresso and deli snack to go, alongside a table service menu featuring plates of Somerset specialities, shining a light on the craftmanship of the Newts produce, with a focus on Cheesemakers, Butchers & Growers. The all-day offer will include options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At full capacity the restaurant will be able to seat circa 80. A terrace and garden provides additional amenity and seating during fine weather, adding approximately 30 seats to the 50 internal.

Who are we - The Newt in Somerset

Nestled within an expanse of rolling fields and steeped in ancient history, our luxury country estate stands as a haven of refined elegance, inviting guests to explore acres of captivating gardens, meandering pathways, and enriching exhibitions - accessible 364 days a year for our members. Our hotel extends a warm welcome, offering a home-away-from-home experience where impeccable service flourishes in an ambiance of unassuming sophistication. Beyond the estate, the Newt's essence remains tangible, with our Ecommerce teams delivering our finest products to homes, while media and membership endeavours keep them informed of our latest developments. Behind the scenes, a tapestry of talented teams - from Housekeeping to HR, Finance to Farming - collaborates harmoniously, crafting an unforgettable journey of growth, development, and innovation, where every contribution creates unparalleled experiences.


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