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Chef De Partie

Harrow School
Harrow, London (Greater)
£26,060 per annum, pro rata, (£19,026 per annum, actual)
Closing date
22 Aug 2021

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Average of 40 hours per week worked over five days out of seven across a three-week rota, including evenings and weekends. Split shifts may be required. Term time only, 33 weeks per year

The environment: Harrow School is situated within a beautiful site in Harrow on the Hill, northwest London, and is one of the best-known schools in the world. Around 830 boys study at Harrow and live in the School’s 12 boarding houses. The School’s Catering Department produces over 3,000 meals per day during term time and over 25,000 packed meals per year. The School also caters for sports teas, open days, parents’ meetings, departmental dinners, working lunches, and provides high-end hospitality for events such as wedding receptions and conferences.

The role: Harrow School is seeking a Chef de Partie to join our friendly team, producing innovative, cost-effective and healthy food to serve in the central dining hall and other venues throughout the School. This varied role focuses on food production and service delivery, working with quality ingredients to deliver the highest standard of food. There will also be an opportunity to develop experience of general kitchen management practices, ordering and stock-control procedures, menu planning and costing, managing food safety and wastage reporting.

The skills: You should have demonstrable kitchen experience in a mass-catering operation or high-end hospitality kitchen. An NVQ Level 1 or 2 (or equivalent), City and Guilds 706/1 & 2 (or equivalent), current food hygiene certification recognised in the UK hospitality industry and full UK driving licence are essential. You will pride yourself on your initiative, flair, flexibility and organisation skills in a fast-paced environment, and will be able to confidently communicate to teachers, clients, colleagues and pupils.

The benefits include:

  • Free lunch.
  • Free parking.
  • Automatic enrolment in the School’s pension scheme.
  • Use of the School’s sports facilities such as the swimming pool, gym, and running track.
  • Subsidised membership of the tennis, golf, angling and social clubs.

For a detailed job description and application form visit For any questions email the HR department at CVs without the application form will not be accepted as it forms the important first step in our safeguarding process.

Closing date: Sunday 22 August 2021.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All successful applicants must be willing to undergo enhanced child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with any past employer and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Harrow School is an equal opportunities employer.

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