Chef de Partie

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Chef de Partie to join our Culinary Catering team within our busy kitchens.

This full time role is available immediately on a permanent basis.

Summary of the role/position

Working 36.5 hours per week for any 5 days out of 7 this role will require some evenings and weekend working. 

We are looking for a focused team player who can work alone or in a team. You will be focused and well organised. Having qualifications in NVQ 2 in food preparation (or relevant experience), food safety and health and safety would be advantageous, you will have a flexible approach to working hours and practises, as well as having good communication skills.

Our incredibly busy, unique venues require a candidate that is service-orientated with the ability to thrive in an energetic and dynamic environment.

You will make a important contribution to the achievement of the following aims:

  • Ensuring students receive the highest quality student experience
  • Developing standards which ensure the service is at the forefront of the industry
  • Delivering a financial contribution to ensure continuous investment across the University’s estate
  • Providing exceptional culinary service to all our event clients

We are looking for customer focused, team players who can also work alone. A particular focus will be on providing exceptional culinary service at all times with a passion for providing high quality food.

You will demonstrate high standards and be well organised.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment above.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Further information

Please contact Rob Doidge, [email protected] or 07824334478.