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Chef de Partie

Grow, Hackney
Hackney, London

Posted: 25 Apr 2024

Deadline: 8 Jun 2024

Compensation: £14 per hour plus tips

Living Wage employer

Paid Full-time Part-time


Job description


  • START DATE: May 2024
  • LOCATION: Hackney Wick (E9 5LN)
  • SALARY: £15 p/h + Tips
  • RESPONSIBLE TO: Head Chef and Sous Chef
  • RESPONSIBLE FOR: Agency and KPs on shift (as required)
  • ANNUAL LEAVE: 5.6 working weeks this includes bank holidays (this is calculated pro-rata)
  • BENEFITS: Contributory pension scheme; flexible working, meals on shift, complimentary entry events; discount at Grow’s bar/kitchen, plus training and development opportunities


Work with Grow’s Head Chef/Kitchen Manager and a team of chefs in GROW's kitchen! We are a fresh produce kitchen with a strong emphasis on middle eastern flavours.

  • We always seek to use local suppliers/producers where possible
  • We are seeking an experienced chef de partie to join our team in a busy environment
  • Someone with a great work ethic who can work well as a team or independently
  • We are a very positive, sociable team so we're looking for like-minded individuals
  • Works well under pressure, communicates well and has excellent time management
  • Duties include Food preparation and Service
  • Kitchen operating hours - Wed – Sun  11am- 9pm 


Proven experience as a Chef with a minimum of 3 years in this role. You would have worked all sections of the kitchen with a good knowledge of culinary techniques and practices.

  • 2 satisfactory references 
  • Right to work in the U.K
  • Level 2 food hygiene certificate
  • A great attitude 


  • Prepare ingredients for cooking, including portioning and storing food
  • Cook and plate various menu items according to recipes and quality standards 
  • Assist with food preparation tasks in the kitchen as needed 
  • To ensure that all dishes reach the passe correctly garnished, the correct portion and size, presented onto the correct serving dish.
  • Collaborate with team members to maintain a smooth workflow
  • Monitor food stock levels and communicate inventory needs to the sous chef
  • Putting away deliveries and checking them off, reporting any items missing
  • Inspect supplies, equipment, and work areas for cleanliness and functionality
  • Delegating tasks to the Kitchen Porter and ensuring all due diligence and paperwork is maintained
  • To deputise in the sous chef’s absence and take charge of the kitchen when directed to
  • To attend training courses as and when required

Grow is an equal opportunities employer, committed to building a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all individuals


GROW is an independent and grassroots cultural space with international impact, based in Hackney Wick. The venue includes busy bars, kitchen and indoor and outdoor areas from which people enjoy good food, drinks and cultural and community events throughout the day into the night.  Since opening in 2014, our aim is to extend opportunities for people to enjoy a creative and nurturing environment whilst exploring ecological and social sustainability. We are an accredited Hackney Nights Venue and part of an ecosystem of artist and maker spaces and a working yard called Grow Studios.

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About Grow, Hackney

Grow is an independent and self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. It is run as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business and works in partnership with local artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups. Grow pays London Living Wage, uses eco-electricty and sources ethical and locally wherever possible.

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