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|Location||Windermere, Cumbria, England|
|Date Posted||June 13, 2022|
RECRUITING NOW... Commis Chef - HRiSHi @ Gilpin Hotel
£26,750 - £27,400 per year
Learn from the best.
Be part of a great team.
Work in a stunning location.
In a Michelin starred, four AA rosette restaurant.
We're looking for talented chefs to join Hrishikesh Desai's team.
As a commis chef you’re on the first rung of the ladder to becoming a great chef. Working under the leadership of Hrishikesh Desai, you’ll do food preparation work and basic cooking, whilst learning and developing your food and kitchen knowledge.
- Responsible for the basic prep work for the section.
- Full understanding of the kitchens layout and rules and survive movement of the stillroom
- Support the chef de partie when needed and assist them in resolving any problems that may occur on the section.
- Full understanding of the restaurants layout
- Demonstrate a understanding of what to do with food waste
- Understanding of the allergens
- Knowledge on the required cleaning duties; keep the section organised and tidy and follow the health and hygiene regulations.
- Commis chefs will also have a responsibility to follow any other orders from senior members of the kitchen brigade.
- Have a passion for cooking as the pressure in a kitchen can be hard work.
- Important to have experience in all areas including – fish, pastry, butchery, sauce before the commis goes onto specialising on a specific section.
- Be a good listener, motivate, have 100% commitment and can do attitude.
ABOUT OUR FOOD
With a fascinating history as a centre of the spice trade, Cumbrian cuisine has a rich heritage, and local specialities have long included exotic spices with favourites such as Cumberland sausage, potted shrimps, Grasmere gingerbread, and of course, sticky toffee pudding. At Gilpin there are two restaurants celebrating this tradition.
In the Michelin starred, four AA Rosette main restaurant, ‘HRiSHi’, Hrishikesh Desai combines great Lake District produce and classic methods to deliver unbelievable textures and flavours – modern British cuisine with a twist.
LIVE, WORK & PLAY IN THE LAKE DISTRICT
Work hard, play hard – where better to do that than in the beautiful Lake District? As well as the traditional hospitality jobs at Gilpin, you can also be an accountant, an agri-scientist, an interior designer, a landscape gardener, a marketeer, and much more… the opportunities are endless!
LOVE & LAUGHTER - WE LOVE WHAT WE DO
Many of our guests come to Gilpin for very special celebrations, investing time, money, expectations, memories and feelings into their stay with us. Our job is to help create the magic, sowing the seeds for lasting happy memories with five star service, and a lot of love and laughter.
THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER - WE WILL TRAIN & DEVELOP YOU
You can start at whatever level is right for you, and immediately start learning about the work and our team spirit; everything you need will be provided in a combination of on the job training and via our online Gilpin Training Academy, with clear pay rises built in. If you want to prove yourself and become a team leader, the opportunity is there – you can see for yourself what you need to do to progress, and if you wish to take it further this can lead to a degree or leadership course without needing previous qualifications. This is your future – our job is to train you & prepare you for whatever you do next.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?
Staff parties and social events through the year
Home-cooked food for just £1 per meal. Breakfast of toast and cereal is free, and available all the time.
Fantastic subsidised shared staff accommodation, some at the hotel, some in the countryside, and some in the centre of Windermere and Bowness. In all accommodation there is a shared kitchen and lounge area, and some have added extras such as a pool table, dart board and X-box… We spring clean and paint your room before you move in, meet you, show you around, and settle you in with a welcome pack, and check all the accommodation monthly to make sure everything is still lovely. Our staff accommodation ranges from mobile homes to luxury ensuite rooms in Bowness and Windermere (from £130 to £350 per month including bills). If you’re really trying to save and don’t have a lot of stuff, there are a few very small mobile home rooms that we don’t charge anything for.
Free staff transport between Gilpin and the staff houses in Crook, Windermere and Bowness.
We provide personalised English classes (while you’re paid) if you wish to gain confidence and ability to communicate in English. The aim is to motivate and encourage progression here at Gilpin as well as to gain confidence outside of work.
MY CUMBRIA CARD
We are buying My Cumbria Cards for all of our team – old and new! With this you can get offers & discounts throughout Cumbria on food & drink, activities, shopping and more. We’ll also be introducing a scheme where you can get even more money off certain activities, so watch this space to go bike riding, canoeing, rock climbing, or relax with a lovely meal or go to the cinema…
Free use of Choices Health Club in Troutbeck Bridge with gym, swimming pool, steam room, sauna and hot tub.
TREATS - DINING & HOTEL STAYS
Discounted rates in HRiSHi and Gilpin Spice, as well as amazing the opportunity to stay at other Relais & Châteaux and Pride of Britain hotels from just £75 per night!
FRIENDSHIP & FUN
There are around 150 of us in Team Gilpin, but we’re not a big international hotel. We love what we do, and believe it’s important to have a friendly warm atmosphere behind the scenes as well as out front. We are family run with a strong team of managers who really look after, look out for and nurture our teams. We have a lovely, friendly, close knit team, where great friendships are made (often long term). We believe in enjoying what we do!
For more information see https://thegilpin.co.uk/join-our-team