How to write a Chef de Partie job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Chef de Partie job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Chef de Partie job titles

    Chef de Partie
    Head Chef de Partie
    Prep Coordinator
    Chef de Partie (Part-Time)
    Prep Chef

Chef de Partie job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Chef de Partie job summary

Our busy Italian restaurant is looking for a professional Chef de Partie who can help prepare meals as per our standard recipes. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating meal portions, cleaning food, cooking meals and maintaining a clean work area. We are seeking an individual who has experience in the food service industry and is committed to impeccable food presentation and garnishing, which is important for impressing our guests and creating repeat business.

Chef de Partie responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Chef de Partie responsibilities

    Prepare basic components of each dish on our menu using our proven recipes
    Memorise and utilise our serving portion sizes and all basic meal prep procedures used in the kitchen
    Ensure that the kitchen, all food prep areas and all food storage areas meet restaurant cleaning standards
    Work with team of chefs to do portion prep work for other shifts when needed
    Monitor product freshness and rotate out old product based on a schedule created by the restaurant

Chef de Partie qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Chef de Partie skills

    4+ years’ cheffing and kitchen administration experience
    School leaver’s certificate required
    Ability to work on your feet for eight hours or more a day
    High level of professionalism
    Comfortable working with a team in a fast-paced kitchen environment
    Excellent verbal communication and organisation skills
    Must be able to lift at least 20 kg at a time on a regular basis

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