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Posted May 20, 2019

Chef De Partie - The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen

Job Number R161526

Hotel Brand: Principal Hotels

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About us

At the heart of IHG are our beloved hotel brands, each catering to the unique interests of our guests in its own distinct way. We work hard to do business responsibly, dedicated to serving our local communities and doing the right thing. Whatever we’re doing, we remember one thing; we’re about people, not just beds.

At InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts we believe international travel should always be alluring. We are dedicated to those who appreciate and enjoy The InterContinental Life – the glamour and exhilaration of fascinating places, mixed with our international know-how and local cultural wisdom.

The Principal Edinburgh on George Street has been welcoming hotel guests since 1881. At our heart we are five listed Georgian townhouses, built in 1775 as homes for Edinburgh’s most prosperous citizens. Winner of Luxury Brand Hotel of the Year, Edinburgh at the 2019 Scottish Hotel Awards. 2019 sees our property receive a multi-million-pound restoration and refurbishment to transform and rebrand to InterContinental® Edinburgh.

A nod to Edinburgh’s rich literary heritage, The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen was once home to acclaimed novelist Susan Ferrier (an equal of Jane Austen, according to Sir Walter Scott), whilst Burr & Co. is a lovely coffee shop with a devoted local following. The hotel also boasts the magnificent King’s Hall – a firm favourite for weddings and celebration – as well as seven additional meeting and event rooms and a newly equipped gym.

Your day to day

You’ll assist in the running of the kitchen, contributing to the overall success of the restaurant to achieve the exceptional standards we work to at The Principal George Street. You’ll produce food to the highest standard, and be confident in all aspects of food preparation and service.

You’ll be keen and willing to learn from more experienced chefs as well as sharing your knowledge and best practice with junior members of the team. You’ll organise, set up and contribute to any aspect of the kitchen that ensures our diners experience outstanding dining.

What we need from you

Passion, drive, enthusiasm: that’s what we look for in our chefs.We want to hear from chefs who love creating amazing food from the best ingredients, feel restaurants are more of a fascination than just a job, and have a keen eye for detail, high standards but with bags of flair and creativity.

What we offer

Love food. Love your job. Create a career.

Chef for starters we offer a £750 Welcome Bonus*!!

Passion, drive, enthusiasm: that’s what we look for in our chefs.

Our Chef de Partie colleagues really are vital members of our kitchen brigades; that’s why we will offer you a fantastic £750 Welcome Bonus*! Would you need to relocate for this opportunity? Fear not, we offer chefs who need to relocate more than 50 miles a fantastic Relocation Package of £1500** plus a free two night stay for yourself or family to visit.

You’ll work in a busy and hardworking team environment, where you’ll continually learn and develop, and have the opportunity to join our Chef Development Programmes.

We know you love food: we want you to love your career just as much. We’ve already had great success with our bespoke in house Chef Academy, offering Level 2 & 3 qualifications that run up to Head Chef level.

Essentially in the role you will:

  • Prepare, cook and present dishes within your speciality. • Support and mentor / train any Demi-Chef de Parties or Commis Chefs in the brigade • Help the Sous Chef and Head Chef to develop new dishes and menus. • Ensure you and your team have highest of standards of cleanliness, food hygiene and health and safety.

We want to hear from inspired chefs who love creating amazing food from the best ingredients, feel restaurants are more of a fascination than just a job, have a keen eye for detail but with bags of flair and creativity.

*Subject to Tax and NI **Cannot be taken in conjunction with Welcome Bonus. Subject to Tax and NI.

  • A competitive salary.
  • 28 days holiday each year, including bank holidays (this increases annually up to a maximum of 33 days)
  • Hotel based incentive and recognition schemes.
  • Access to our Benefits portal, which includes discounts on some travel, leisure time activities, health, retail and motoring.
  • Discounted accommodation with competitive colleague rates at our other hotels.
  • Long service awards which increase with length of service.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities within the hotel, the Company and our online e-learning portal.
  • Financial rewards for delivering sensational service.
  • Free meals on duty.
  • Great IHG Perks.