Demi Chef de Partie – Pastry – Cruise Ships – Worldwide

at The rpc Group of Companies (view profile)
Location Southampton, Hampshire, Abroad
Date Posted August 21, 2016
Category Demi Chef de Partie
Job Type Temporary
Area Abroad
County Hampshire


Demi Chef de Partie - Pastry - Cruise Ships - Worldwide
Our Client is an award winning cruise line operating cruise holidays throughout the UK, Europe, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Canada and North and South America.
They have been perfecting the art of cruising for 175 years and are delighted that more British passengers choose to travel with them than any other cruise line.
Their vision is to be the most spectacularly successful cruise company. Their employees are engaged and passionate people with their passengers at the heart of everything they do. They pride themselves on an exemplary and unrivalled customer service.
Their fleet of luxury vessels range in size from intimately carrying 700 passengers, exclusively adult ships to 3100 passengers, catering for all ages, tailoring their service to all of their customers’ needs.
An exciting opportunity has now arisen for Demi Chef de Partie’s Pastry (DCDPP) to travel the world, whilst getting paid and having the opportunity to work with their celebrity chefs. The positions are offered on a 6 month renewable contract.
You will work onboard their 5 Star luxury vessels, in a structured and developmental environment, with quality produce and superb equipment in highly professional, diligent and dedicated teams.
Their galleys deliver in excess of over 1000 covers, freshly prepared at every sitting.
You will be working in large teams of up to 165 chefs from mixed nationalities.
You will work 10 hours a day over a period of 2 – 3 shifts, 7 days a week for the duration of your contract.
Reporting to the Chef de Partie – Pastry, you will be responsible for managing an allocated area within the Galley operation and to ensure that all staff comply with relevant Company standards and procedures, with the aim of providing the Company desired service product.
You and your team will be providing professionally prepared quality food product within budget and in line with the Corporate Menu Cycle.
You are also responsible for complying with all legal, safety, hygiene and administration procedures as well as HR and HS&E policies.
The duties will be varied working across different sections and a number of dining outlets, including the potential opportunity of working with celebrity chefs.
In addition to your professional duties you will also have to deliver staff training and have ship safety duties and responsibilities.
Knowledge and Skills:
To be considered for the role it is essential that you are professionally trained Pastry Chef with relevant qualifications, e.g. City & Guilds 7061/2, recognised hotel / culinary diploma and ideally NVQ 3 Food production or equivalent.
A certificate in Basic Food Hygiene is desirable.
To succeed in this role, you need to be professional, diligent, disciplined and committed to consistent quality assurance on a large scale.
You should therefore have experience of working in a 4/5 star volume hotel or restaurant. Experience of feeding large numbers of military personnel would be useful.
You should have a good command of written and spoken English. If English is not your first language you will have to take the Marlins test.
You should ideally have a valid ENG1 medical certificate.
You should be PC literate competent in the use of MS Office.
Superb inter-personal skills and instant credibility are essential as you will be inter-facing with a number of people from different backgrounds, nationalities and religions.
In return, our client offers good rates of pay, which are tax free, all accommodation costs covered, all meals and uniform provided, except shoes.  In addition, there is a crew bar, crew gym, access to free dental and medical care, death in service benefit, free mobilisation flights and free flight back to your home base at the end of your contract, laundry service and with your Managers permission you can go passenger side and use the passengers gym and see the theatre and entertainment shows.
Finally, your family can holiday and accompany you and travel free whilst you are on board ship.
You will also get the opportunities to meet new people and see the world, interspersed with 2 month leave periods.
Please do not apply for this position unless you are a qualified Pastry Chef.