Chef de Partie

Chef de Partie/Senior Chef de Partie – £24k – £26k for an average of 40 hours/week


Changing times at Old Down Estate.


Old Down Estate, based just outside Bristol, which includes Old Down Manor, Foxhills Spa, Country Park, self-catering cottages and glamping, has some exciting plans for the year to come.  To be able to move forward with these plans we are looking for experienced and passionate team members to join us.


At Old Down, we are reliant on the kitchen team to produce a diverse selection of food on a daily basis.  Working across the outlets – weddings, café, events, farm shop – you will be expected to fulfil the needs of our visitors by offering a seasonal menu where all the food is home produced using as many ingredients as possible that are grown within the estate.


Responsibilities of the Senior/Chef de Partie

  • To take overall responsibility of the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef/Sous Chef (during quieter days at the Estate)
  • To produce high quality, fresh food for the café and event catering
  • To be able to plan and prepare for future events
  • To assist in training and developing team members in kitchen practices
  • To work collaboratively with all departments in planning future events


Previous experience required

  • To have worked as a Senior Commis/CDP in a comparable kitchen
  • Experience of wedding catering would be advantageous
  • Working in a kitchen producing fresh, home cooked food – seasonal menus
  • Experience of all sections of the kitchen – beneficial
  • A good understanding of kitchen practices, knife skills and cooking methods


What we offer

  • Diverse role working across all aspects of the business
  • Opportunity to devise and implement menus
  • Competitive salary
  • Work/life balance – when weddings are not taking place the Park closes at 4 pm in the Winter and 5 pm in the Summer
  • An average of 40 hours/week
  • Great team culture – we are not an ‘it’s not my job’ place!



Take a look at our website to get a feel for what the Estate is about – Adventure Park | Farm Animals | Café | Old Down Country Park (