Commis Chef - Sutton Coldfield

The Belfry
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
30354.00 per annum OTE
18 Apr 2024
19 Apr 2024
Full Time, Part Time
Commis Chef - Sutton Coldfield

We have a fantastic opportunity for Commis Chef to work in our dynamic team at The Belfry, England's leading Hotel and Resort. We have 320 bedrooms, 2 rosette standard dining, five food and beverage outlets, fantastic leisure facilities including our 20 treatment rooms & pool and of course, what we are famous We have had a really exciting year at The Belfry, starting with hosting The British Masters in June 2023, and continuing with the launch of new training and development opportunities and incentives.

The Ryder Grill

The Ryder Grill & Kitchen is a 220 seat restaurant that offers a number of menu options, ranging from our stunning 2 rosette la Carte menu to chefs table and a Sunday Carvery. The Ryder Grill & Kitchen also benefits from a theatre kitchen where we prepare and cook our steaks and roasts all in view of the guest. Our menus are seasonal so you will learn how we build a menu, cost it and deliver it out to our guests.

The restaurant goes into full service and you will work with the rest of the team to deliver up to 300 covers on busy evenings not including starters and desserts.

On Sundays we run a carvery menu, Sundays are our busiest day in the restaurant so being on top of your game for this shift will ensure its success.


The on target earning potential for this role is 30,354.00 annual salary, compromising of a base salary of 28554.00 plus a qualified estimate of 1800 gratuities per annum

About the role

A Commis Chef within the Ryder Grill kitchen your day will be focused on the la Carte menu, you will have five and a half hours preparation time Monday to Saturday working from specification sheets to get all food items ready to serve.

Set up and preparation of menus items for your section ready for food service, numbers based on hotel occupancy for the resort and you will prepare food in advance for the coming week you may also be expected to take ownership for the kitchen in the absence of the kitchen management team.

You will also be responsible for:

  • Cooking and delivering beautifully crafted food using the best ingredients sourced from local suppliers
  • Understanding the importance of allergens and dietary safety within your kitchen
  • All temperature logging for hot items and refrigerators to ensure full compliance
  • Running a section of the kitchen throughout a busy service and providing support to your team mates to ensure a fast and accurate delivery.
  • Clearing and cleaning of your section and other areas of the kitchen to ensure we remain compliant.

About you

The ideal candidate will have completed their professional cookery level 3, have worked in a fresh food kitchen environment and possess excellent communication and presentation skills.

In addition, you will be:

  • Passionate about food and working with seasonal ingredients
  • Standards-driven, with a fantastic eye for detail
  • Willing to learn new skills and keen to develop
  • Able to develop strong relationships with your team, and colleagues
  • Proficient in understanding of COSHH and HACCP on food storage.

Belfry Benefits


Discounted gym membership and access to team-led fitness sessions, such as our Belfry running club

Team social events throughout the year

Belfry-wide wellness programme with external speakers, focusing on 'mind, body & soul'

The Burnt Chef Project partnership, offering unlimited, fully-funded counselling and mental health support

Wagestream access to all employees - track earnings, saving accounts, and access to wages when you want

Healthcare schemes: life assurance, 24-hour GP, health cash-plans

Employee Assistance Programme

The Belfry is committed to the Hotelier's Charter, demonstrating our commitment to our people

Showing some appreciation

Long service awards

Additional paid holiday for long service

Reward Vouchers

Free meals on shift in our canteen

Annual Belfry awards

Team appreciation events

Fantastic resort discounts across restaurants, bars, retail, and golf

Bed & Breakfast from 35 per room

Free staff parking

Subsidised taxi service for those who don't drive

Live-in accommodation for up to 3 months

Relocation bonuses

Learning & Development

Excellent training and career opportunities

Internal career pathways programmes

Access to The Belfry Campus Learning

Commitment to developing our team through apprenticeship programmes

Making a difference

  • Belfry ESG committee, dedicated to delivering an environmentally sustainable business
  • Supporting industry, local and national charities
  • Pledges made on 'Make Good Grow', offering our team's expertise and support to good causes