Chef de Partie


Full Time Posted 04 May 2022

About the Role

Chef de Partie

Location: Lime Wood Hotel Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst

Hours: Full Time

Salary: £26,000 PA Plus Service Charge

Location: Lime Wood Hotel, Lyndhurst, Hampshire.

Hours: 50 hrs a week over three and half days. Fixed 3 month rotas, issued 3 months in advance. A two team system operating the following: Days off are Thursday Friday Saturday for one of the team shifts, Sunday Monday Tuesday for the other team. Swapping shifts every three months.

Salary: £26,000 PA Plus Service Charge

Whilst Service Charge varies depending on bookings in the busier months our kitchen team have earnt up to £600 in service charge. With the staycation concept thriving, you can do the maths.

We are currently looking for a dedicated Chef de Partie to join our kitchen team.

This is an opportunity for a Chef de Partie to work alongside Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder in delivering exceptional dining experiences of Hartnett Holder & Co, within the award-winning five-star Lime Wood Hotel.

As a Chef de Partie at Lime Wood you will be hands-on throughout all four areas of the kitchen. You will be required to oversee the performance of our junior kitchen team as well progress with your own personal development.

Experience as a Chef de Partie in a Michelin starred restaurant or similar establishment is preferred along with a positive working attitude and commitment to what we do.

Our Chefs love the flexibility of a 3.5 day working week, a rota written 3 months in advance and the advantages of a long weekend off per month!

As an ethical business with a commitment to the best staff food in the industry, we encourage our chefs to gain exposure to the fast and ever-changing food scene by eating out as part of our supper clubs. We provide all uniform to our kitchen team, including Birkenstock shoes. If accommodation is what you need, then no need to worry, as we offer staff accommodation available at various rates!

With recognised national awards under our belt, renowned chefs at the helm of our kitchen, and our own lifestyle magazine, there is no better time for a driven Chef de Partie to join our dedicated and successful kitchen brigade.

We are dedicated to making Lime Wood an inspiring, exciting, and fun place to work and in return for your commitment to us you can expect something a little different:

  • Numerous retail discounts via our Perkbox Scheme.
  • Discounted room rates and complimentary staff stays across our group.
  • 35% off food & beverage across our group, plus discounted spa treatments.
  • 28 days holiday rising by 1 day each year for the first 5 years.
  • A commitment to providing craft and accredited training to all staff.

To view our full range of perks, visit our ‘What we can do for you’ section on our career’s webpage:

After multiple lockdowns & furlough deadlines, we understand that job security is highly important. Whilst we cannot predict the future, our teams feel secure knowing that during these challenging times no one was made redundant and that everyone was included in our furlough schemes. If that is a business you would like to be part of, providing security you are looking for, then look no further.

Our Pay Promise – no one in our business will earn less than £10 Per Hour, plus service charge, so tell all your friends.

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Why Lime Wood...

In return for your hard work you can expect something a bit different:

  • Genuine personal, tailored development
  • Craft training with our Italian menu
  • Our award-winning Apprentice schemes
  • Training on anything from bee keeping to helicopter landing skills and everything else in between
  • Access to leading hoteliers and hospitality entrepreneurs to develop your career and keep it interesting
  • Placements across hotels, departments, even a ski season or on a summer on a super yacht
  • Budding Entrepreneur programme, which can provide you with the skills needed to run our hotels, and maybe one day your own.
  • Wide range of recognised qualifications and development opportunities to further your career

Plus everything else you would expect, competitive salary, holidays, great staff rates and so much more.

Who we are...

Lime Wood is laid-back luxury at its best – a stunning building set in the middle of the forest landscape. A multi-award-winning 5-star 32 bed hotel with everything from our Herb House Spa to a Green house guests can eat in. Set in the heart of The New Forest National Park and 1 mile from the village of Lyndhurst

The Hartnett Holder & Co. restaurant has a different approach to hospitality – fine dining has been thrown out and replaced with a fun dining experience which includes seasonal, locally sourced and fresh British food with an Italian twist. There’s no need for a suit and tie here! The team at Lime Wood provide the highest level of service within a relaxed environment, making our guest feel truly at home.