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Chef de Partie


Job Description:

  • Chef de Partie
  • Fox & Hounds Pub & Restaurant 
  • Full-time
  • Permanent contract
  • £26,000 - £30,000
  • Hunsdon, Hertfordshire

Would you like to work in a small hands on team led by Head Chef/Owner James Rix (Michelin Bib Gourmand 2012-2024)?

Are you keen to learn and cook interesting and tasty seasonal food?

We are looking for a passionate and driven Chef de Partie willing to learn and grow within the Fox & Hounds team.


The Fox and Hounds Hunsdon is a welcoming, family run pub & restaurant in the Hertfordshire countryside serving imaginative food with rustic French & Italian influences. Featured in all good guides including Michelin, AA Best Pubs, Alastair Sawday's Special Places & CAMRA Good Beer Guide. The Fox & Hounds Hunsdon holds a Bib Gourmand for the 8th year running – recognition by the Michelin Guide for establishments offering good food at reasonable prices.

Offering a sophisticated but simple menu, The Fox and Hounds are recruiting for an enthusiastic Chef de Partie to join their highly skilled team.

Chef de Partie: Role Summary

  • Full time Chef de Partie required to support the Head Chef in preparing, cooking and presenting dishes along with the general running of a section within the kitchen.

Chef de Partie: Main Responsibilities

  • To support Head Chef with all kitchen operations and menu development.
  • To utilise quality products to produce quality food so to maintain excellent reputation.
  • You will, on a daily basis be; cooking a daily changing menu, use fantastic seasonal produce, make bread, roll pasta, making everything from scratch.
  • Ensure all food handling and storage standards are upheld.
  • 6 shifts over 4 days per week, Restaurant closed Sunday nights, Mondays & Tuesdays

Chef de Partie: Essential Skills Required

  • Previous experience working in a busy kitchen.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to remain calm in a pressurised environment.
  • Ability to remain focused and multi task.
  • Own transport as based in a rural location. No in house accommodation or public transport available.
  • All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.

Salary Package

  • Basic salary - £26,000 - £30,000 inclusive of Tronc
  • Salary negotiable according to experience.

If you have the experience required and a positive attitude then please apply ASAP.

The Sunday Telegraph Magazine stated “This is how country bar dining should be – palpable food savvy, coupled with big hearted portions and beaming smiles from genial staff”

The Fox & Hounds – Hunsdon, Near Ware, Hertfordshire

We have a policy to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 


  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Additional Salary Info

    inclusive of Tronc

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Catering & Hospitality

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