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House of Commons: Chef de Partie – Pastry

House of Commons: Chef de Partie – Pastry
27th September 2022
Written by: Edward Waddell
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, talented and enthusiastic
Pastry Chef de Partie to be a key part of our professional team of award-winning
Pastry chefs in the Catering Services of the House of Commons.

£26,217 per annum + a Market Sector Allowance of £1,500 per annum
Full time, Permanent.

The Catering Services at the House of Common’s is one of the largest ‘In House’ catering operations in the country providing a high quality, customer focused service in multi- outlet venues.

Our talented and award-winning Pastry team provide an exclusive range of pastry items to our extensive fine dining, banqueting, brasserie, formal Tea Rooms and casual dining restaurants.

The Role

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a passion to consistently deliver high standards of pastry food preparation and service in a busy environment
  • Must be experienced in modern and classic- all round pastry production, including paste and chocolate work
  • Has previous experience working in similar high-quality establishment, as a Pastry Chef de Partie
  • Maintains a high-level professional standard
  • Has excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to work to deadlines

Skills and Experience

  • Together with the Senior Chef, the post holder will be responsible for the efficient and effective running of a designated kitchen to include:
  • The preparation, production and service of all menu and related items
  • The organization, supervision and training of all new employees under their control
  • The observance and enforcement of Food Safety, Health and Safety regulations
  • To operate within and financial remit as specified

Why Join?

In addition to your salary, we offer an attractive range of benefits including:

  • A very competitive industry salary
  • 30 days’ annual leave (increasing to 35 days after first full leave year)
  • Civil Service Pension scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan and bicycle loan
  • Secure employment in an industry that isn’t noted for its stability
  • Monthly Service Charge & paid overtime (voluntary & non-contractual)
  • Excellent ‘In-House’ and external training for professional and career progression (either within the catering service or elsewhere in Parliament)
  • Further development with encouragement to enter culinary competitions involvement with the Craft guild of Chefs and British Culinary Federation Societies with guidance from award winning mentors.
  • 5 over 6 day working shift patterns with Sundays and all Bank Holidays off.
  • Free staff meals and uniforms provided and laundered.
  • Free Safety Shoes after 3 months.
  • ‘Star Awards’ staff recognition scheme
  • Access to our confidential Employee Assistance Programme with a 24/7 helpline
  • On site gym

Next Steps

If you would like to apply for this role, please submit your CV on our vacancy portal along with a supporting statement providing evidence against all the criteria listed in the job description.

All applications should be submitted via our vacancy portal: