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Chef de Partie



London, UK
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

Please note: candidate must currently reside in the UK and be able to work in the UK without sponsorship.

What You’ll Do:

To assist the Head Chef in the management, preparation, delivery & presentation of all Food and Beverage with the aim to provide the highest level of client service within budget.

Food Preparation

  • To ensure the prompt service of all meals and services at the required times to the companies standards and to the delegates satisfaction
  • Under the instruction of the Head Chef, be responsible for the preparation & presentation of the food needed for consumption in the restaurant, and be available at service periods
  • To ensure that the methods of preparation and presentation comply with the current recognised catering standards under the guidance of the Head Chef
  • To prepare and assist at special functions which may fall outside normal working hours

Operational and Customer Service

  • In the Head Chef’s absence ensure that all the waiting staff are familiar with the daily menu including content and explanation, ensuring that a de-brief takes place before each daily service and portion control is monitored
  • To ensure any client requests and comments are responded to promptly and reported to the Head Chef
  • To assist the Head Chef with serving on hot counters to ensure that the catering standards are met and are running in accordance with the booking schedule and all clients requirements are met and exceeded
  • To liaise in advance with the events team in the Head Chef’s absence to determine the forthcoming weeks events, numbers and specific catering and operational requirements to support the smooth running of all events

Management of Staff

  • To assist Head Chef in the supervision of any agency and junior staff on site


  • To work alongside the front of house team to ensure that there is effective stock rotation system within the department
  • To accurately record wastage and under the guidance of the head chef take appropriate steps to keep wastage to a minimum

Health & Safety

  • To adhere to all etc venues and statutory regulations pertaining to health, safety and fire at all times
  • To ensure a high standard of personal, general cleanliness and hygiene to comply with etc venues and statutory regulations
  • To wear the correct standard of dress or uniform at all times
  • To adhere to the company and statutory regulations pertaining to safety and hygiene operations of the kitchen and ancillary areas at all times
  • To report any defective and hazardous equipment immediately to the Head Chef
  • To ensure that stores and other areas of potential loss are secured at all times
  • To report any loss immediately to the Venue Manager
  • To adhere to all regulations appertaining COSHH and HACCP at all times

Other responsibilities

  • To carry out any reasonable management requests including duty management shifts
  • To build good working relationship with all other areas of the venue team
  • To support the venue team including assisting with client events that may fall outside of normal working hours and weekends
  • Attend any company events as requested by the Venue Manager

What We Look For:


  • Food preparation
  • Customer service
  • Basic People Management
  • Serving breakfast, lunches and dinners
  • Hygiene and cleanliness
  • System Knowledge
  • Building Management and Health and Safety

Who We Are:

etc.venues is an established leader in urban day conferencing with venues across the United Kingdom in London, Manchester, and Birmingham, and in the United States in New York City. The company was recently acquired by Convene, a premium hospitality company that designs and operates meeting, event, flexible office, and membership spaces, growing its global network to 39 locations across nine cities and creating the largest single provider of dedicated premium meeting and event venues in the U.S. and UK. Founded in 2009 with the goal of bringing hospitality and lifestyle into traditional commercial real estate assets, Convene partners with the industry’s top landlords to deliver increased value to their assets and premium experiences to their tenants. The company counts Ares and RXR Realty among its investors, and has been named one of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes and a Best Workplace by Inc. magazine, Fortune magazine, and Built In. Learn more at

We’re Here For You:

You'll Receive:

  • Internal and external training & development
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and company sick pay
  • Subsidised fitness membership
  • Interest-free loan for rail season tickets & further education
  • Subsidised bicycle purchase through Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee wellbeing support and personal advice programme
  • Subsidised eye care
  • etc.venues Family lunch - fresh, healthy 'brain food' during your daily one-hour break

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Convene is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome people from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.