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Chef de Partie

Thera Trust
Westminster, Londn

Posted: 29 Apr 2024

Deadline: 13 Jun 2024

Compensation: £13.15 per hour

Living Wage employer Ethnicity Confident scheme Disability Confident scheme



Job description


Unity Works is a charitable organization, supporting adults with a learning disability to access training and employment opportunities.  Unity Works runs a range of social enterprises as vehicle to support their mission.

Most adults with a learning disability would love to work; but only 4.8% of adults with a learning disability are employed.  Unity Works believes that everyone can work and has the right to enjoy all the financial, social and health benefits that result from being in meaningful employment.  What Unity Works does best, is train employees and employers to make this happen. It’s a business with a mission at its heart.

We are looking for a Chef de Partie to join our dynamic team, to take this new venture to its next stage.  This is an opportunity to be a key team member of an operation creating amazing food and at the same time growing a social business where training and learning are at the heart of the operation.


Reporting to the Head Chef, the two of you will produce a homemade, international menu for the internal staff café, as well as fine dining corporate events and internal hospitality. As part of a small kitchen brigade, you will have the skill to work alongside the front of house team and work together as one.


Working hours: Monday to Friday 39 hours per week


  • You will work as part of a dynamic team, to provide five star standard café, hospitality and fine dining cuisine to our clients.
  • Assisting the Head Chef in creating menus, recipes and developing dishes
  • Support people with a learning disability to learn and develop culinary skills
  • Ensuring good communication between kitchen and front-of-house team
  • Assisting with the management of health and safety
  • Assisting with the management of food hygiene practices
  • Assisting in the kitchen set up and close down
  • Assisting in ordering, stock take and cleaning schedules
  • You will have a minimum of one year’s previous experience of Chef de Partie level
  • You will have a minimum of one year’s previous experience of working in a fine dining environment
  • Ideally, you will have the flexibility to be able to switch between producing fine dining cuisine and high street café trends
  • Your nature will be organised, patient and enthusiastic

Application information

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About Thera Trust

Thera is a charitable group of companies which support people with a learning disability with a diverse range of needs.

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