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Senior Chef de Partie - Basildon, Essex

Talkington Bates are a bespoke contract caterer who are currently recruiting for a Senior Chef de Partie to join the team at our clients in Basildon, Essex.

With creativity and foodie flair, you will be working in one of our new contracts within a team of seven. You will be creating seasonal, nutritious, delicious food and inspired to contribute with innovative ideas for all aspects of food service.

You will be part of a team that will be providing breakfast and lunches for approximately 600 people. As the Senior Chef de Partie, you will be preparing, cooking and presenting dishes to a high standard, with a high knowledge of hygiene compliance and food safety standards. Being a great team player, you will be comfortable whether in a customer facing role with a live theatre or salad station, or cashier working at a till if required in order to provide a seamless customer experience. We will provide chef development and training programmes. The ideal applicant would need to be able to provide our guests with a first-class customer experience from the moment that they step into our premises to the moment they leave.

  • Salary: £30,000 per annum

  • Hours/week: 40 paid hours per week (Monday- Friday)

  • Benefits: Company sick pay, workplace pension, Life Assurance, Employee Assistance Program

As well as having excellent presentation and communication skills, you will be able to demonstrate a real passion for food and service and possess bags of enthusiasm.

You will:

  • Have excellent knowledge of current food trends and an eye for detail

  • Be innovative and creative with a desire to succeed

  • Must have excellent culinary skills and understanding of menu planning

  • Be a proven and hands-on Senior Chef de Partie

  • Work well under pressure with a calm, mature and professional approach

  • Be IT literate with financial acumen and effective food cost control

  • Possess an organised and structure approach to all aspects of the business

  • Work well within a team setting

  • support site administration and bookwork

If you have the experience detailed and think this job is what you’re looking for, please apply below with your CV and covering letter and we will contact you to arrange an interview should your application be successful.


  • Company pension

  • Health & wellbeing programme

  • Life insurance

  • Referral programme

  • Sick pay


  • 8 hour shift

  • Monday to Friday

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