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Chef de Partie - Main Kitchen - Knightsbridge, London

The Carlton Tower Jumeirah
Knightsbridge, London
Competitive + Excellent Service Charge
Closing date
20 May 2024

Chef de Partie - Main Kitchen - Knightsbridge, London

About Jumeirah & the Hotel:

For more than two decades, Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding, has been making a distinct mark on the global hospitality market with its unwavering Stay Different™ brand promise. Its award-winning destinations, including the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, position service beyond expectations, signature dining experiences and artful surroundings at the heart of every guest experience.

Today, Jumeirah operates a world-class portfolio of 26 properties across the Middle East, Europe and Asia, and employs over 9,000 colleagues, representing over 120 nationalities. As Jumeirah continues to expand its global portfolio and scale up its operations to the next level of growth, we remain fully committed to developing and empowering our colleagues to excel in world-class environments. Jumeirah is committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in all its practices, embracing a culture that celebrates diversity. 

Situated in the heart of Knightsbridge, one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, the Carlton Tower Jumeirah is the quintessential address in SW1 where heritage meets contemporary luxury. Featuring 186 beautifully appointed guest rooms, 87 of which have the fantastic benefit of a balcony, a rarity for the capital, enabling guests to take full advantage of the stunning views across London. The property also boasts the city’s largest naturally lit swimming pool, situated at the impressive rooftop health club and spa, The Peak, access to the private Cadogan Gardens and destination Italian restaurant Al Mare.

About the Job:

An opportunity has arisen for a Chef de Partie to join the Main Kitchen team at the Carlton Tower Jumeirah. The main duties and responsibilities of this role: 

  • Demonstrate exceptional culinary skills in the preparation, cooking, and presentation of high-quality dishes in accordance with the hotel's standards.
  • Collaborate with the executive chef and sous chef in creating innovative and enticing menus, considering guest preferences, dietary restrictions, and seasonal ingredients.
  • Ensure strict adherence to food safety and hygiene standards, including proper handling, storage, and sanitation practices in the kitchen.
  • Work closely with other members of the culinary team, providing support and assistance as needed, and contributing to a positive and efficient kitchen environment.
  • Maintain a keen focus on quality control, conducting regular inspections of ingredients, finished dishes, and presentation to uphold the hotel's culinary excellence.
  • Assist in the training and development of junior kitchen staff, ensuring they follow established recipes, techniques, and presentation standards.
  • Manage and control kitchen inventory, including monitoring stock levels, and minimizing wastage to optimize cost efficiency.
  • Ensure strict compliance with the hotel's culinary standards, policies, and procedures, striving for continuous improvement in food quality and service.
  • Collaborate with front-of-house staff to address guest feedback and preferences, ensuring a seamless dining experience and high levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Execute assigned sections of the menu during service periods, maintaining consistency, speed, and precision in food preparation and presentation.

About you:

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following experience and qualifications: 

  • Formal culinary training or relevant education from a recognized culinary institute.
  • A minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in a professional kitchen, with a focus on high-end or luxury hotel environments.
  • Proficient in various culinary techniques, cooking methods, and a diverse range of international cuisines, demonstrating creativity and innovation.
  • Strong organizational abilities to manage multiple tasks efficiently, including coordinating with other kitchen staff and maintaining a well-organized and clean work area.
  • Certification in food safety and hygiene, ensuring a deep understanding of safe food handling practices and compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills to collaborate effectively with kitchen colleagues, sous chefs, and other staff members, contributing to a positive and efficient working environment.

About the Benefits:

Besides generous F&B benefits and reduced hotel rates across our hotels globally, this role has excellent employee benefits making the role attractive to high performers and any applicant who like to associate her/himself with one of the most luxurious brand in the hospitality industry. This includes…

  • Competitive salary + excellent service charge.
  • 48 hours contract.
  • Dental and Eye Care.
  • Preferential room rates across Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts globally.
  • Free meals on duty.
  • Dry cleaning of uniforms / office attire.
  • 28 days paid annual leave including bank holidays.
  • Extra day of holiday for significant birthdays.
  • Interest free season ticket loan.
  • Recognition and Social calendar.
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme after 2 years’ service.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • Internal transfer and promotion opportunities.


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