Chef de Partie

£24,000 - £26,000 yearly
  • Levan
  • Levan, Blenheim Grove, London, UK
  • Aug 29, 2019
Full-time Kitchen/BoH: Chef de Partie

About us

Levan opened in late 2018 to great acclaim with reviews in the Guardian, Evening Standard, Time Out & Telegraph as well as many online journals.

We're an all-day bar and dining space in Peckham with a strong ‘natural’ wine focus, serving contemporary European dishes, inspired by the ‘bistronomy’ movement and our favourite eateries in Paris, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Stockholm & Berlin.

Levan serves seasonal and inventive food in a relaxed setting in the heart of Peckham, just off Rye lane, moments from Peckham overground station. With an open kitchen, counter seating and a cosy dining room. The food, drinks and service have a distinctly contemporary European feel. 

As a restaurant named after Larry Levan the iconic disco DJ from NYC who defined disco and influence the emergence of house music, there's always good music playing and a great vibe in the restaurant. We're always interested to hear from anyone committed to the industry who is looking for a new challenge and interested in joining our wonderful team. 

Role description

We are looking for an ambitious CDP who is adaptable and passionate about sustainable food and natural wine.

As a small restaurant, we are looking for a team player who is confident and knows how to maintain a clean and organised section, while executing dishes to the highest standards and minimising waste.  



The candidate will:

  • Support the Head Chef and Sous Chef in the day to day running of the kitchen.
  • Maintain an exceptionally high standard of output from the kitchen.
  • Oversee section mise en place and service.
  • Be able to share your knowledge and communicate with others.
  • Assist in stock management, ordering, storage, rotation.
  • Maintain a safe and hygienic kitchen environment.
  • Keep up to date with current food trends.
  • Be self-motivated and full of initiative.
  • Be a team player who works collaboratively with the kitchen team.
  • Demonstrate desire to continually improve the quality of output from the Kitchen.

Ideal candidate

The Ideal candidate will ideally possess the following:

  • A keen interest and love for wine, we want you to live and breath the stuff!
  • Be passionate about food, provenance and how food is made
  • Able to handle unforeseen circumstances and work a busy service with grace 
  • Engaged with the hospitality scene and aware of food and drink innovation and trends
  • Care about and understand the importance of sustainability in our industry
  • Ambition and drive to progress your career within a growing restaurant group

Desired experience/skills

  • Over a year’s experience working as a Chef de Partie or Demi Chef de Partie within a quality restaurant;
  • Focus and an eye for detail in food preparation and hygiene
  • Ability to work in a team and ambition to grow within the business

Perks, incentives or benefits offered

  • Continual training
  • Staff discounts in both our restaurants (Levan and Salon) and the Salon Wine Store
  • Team away days
  • A supportive, people-focused culture; with mental health support from our external consultant
  • Career progression within a well respected and growing restaurant group.