Chef de Partie

Working at Ballihoo is very unique. Fundamentally, we believe in customer service is a way of life. We do this through our food, our service, and our personalities. We tap into our guests and treat them as we ourselves would like to be treated. With respect, honour and love. We teach our younger colleagues valuable life skills on how to deal with many walks of society.  

Our team has a lot of autonomy and they are often found foraging making homemade goodies, brainstorming dishes or coming up with ideas for themed events.  Our senior team are passionate about personal development and through the importance of eating seasonally, outstanding customer service, and working on your feet, we champion the need of looking after your mind, body and soul. 

Ballihoo is fun, it's spacious, it's outdoors (on the warmer days), the food is fresh, and the pay is great. Look forward to hearing from you soon. 
Location Lower Mill Estate, Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire
Reporting to Head Chef
Salary £25,000 p/a + TRONC
Hours 40 + hours per week


  • Run a kitchen section independently and competently
  • Assist the head chef with maintaining food margin
  • Maintain impeccable food hygiene and kitchen safety levels
  • Key team player in the organisation of the kitchen
  • Take pride in producing great quality fresh food and work with the Head Chef to ensure consistently high standards by adhering to the company specifications and procedures

You will have:

  • A calm and organised approach as a Commis or Chef de Partie
  • Ability to demonstrate basic cooking skills
  • Imagination and understanding of food and flavours to create innovative dishes using local and seasonal produce
  • An understanding that a kitchen with flawless food hygiene standards and organisational systems will produce better food, better chefs and better profit
  • Ability to perform consistently in high pressure situations

Benefits Overview:

  • 33 days (including bank holidays)
  • Extra day off for your birthday
  • NHS Top Up Scheme (for example money off dentists, prescription, hospital parking)
  • Mental Health Programme with access to Mental Health Champions
  • Access to the lake and free equipment hire for the family
  • Free access to gym and swimming pools *when available
  • Discounted spa sessions
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free parking
  • Reward and recognition schemes
  • Discounted food
  • Great staff parties