Chef De Partie

£24,000 - £27,000 yearly
  • Bao London
  • BAO Soho, Lexington Street, London, UK
  • Sep 22, 2019
Full-time Kitchen/BoH: Chef de Partie Kitchen/BoH: Commis Chef /Junior Chef

About us


Created by Erchen Chang, Wai Ting & Shing Tat Chung in 2013.  BAO started as a Market stall in a car park in East London. Steaming buns for two years on the streets, BAO opened it’s first permanent restaurant in Soho in April 2015. BAO now has three restaurants, one in Fitzrovia and its third in Borough Market You can still find us at Netil Market where we first started, every Saturday for four hours.

Our goal is to create restaurants that offer a different experience to each other, inspired by our upbringing and travels around Asia. Each restaurant has a unique menu and a different story.

Role description

BAO is looking for talented and enthusiastic Chef de Partie for our Fitzrovia restaurant.


Awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand, BAO serves innovative Asian dishes in an informal, fast-paced setting. BAO specialises in ‘xiao chi’ small snacks and ‘bao’ steamed milk buns, each individually made to a secret recipe the trio have spent years developing. The menus feature “Xiao Chi” – small eats – and a selection of sharing dishes.


BAO serves innovative Asian dishes in an informal, fast-paced setting. 



“I don’t know of any other single mouthful that potentially delivers a hit of such intense, pit-of-the-stomach, synapse-electrifying pleasure as the steamed bun”, AA Gill, Sunday Times (5 out of 5)


As Chef de Partie, you will be responsible for the preparation of outstanding dishes to wow our guests, maintaining stock levels, following HACCP procedures and training new and junior staff.

Ideal candidate

If you have the following, then we want to hear from you:

  • Previous experience as a Demi Chef de Partie or Chef de Partie in a quality restaurant;
  • Experience in or a passion for Asian cuisine (preferred but not essential);
  • A highly creative approach to your work with excellent attention to detail;
  • Passionate about hospitality and willing to learn new skills;
  • Personable, motivated and an enthusiastic team player.

Perks, incentives or benefits offered

When you join the BAO family as a Chef de Partie, we will offer you:


  • Up to £27,000 per annum
  • A personalised learning and development plan to develop your skills and knowledge
  • Career progression within a fast-growing, critically-acclaimed restaurant group
  • 50% off dining across JKS Restaurants
  • A supportive, people-focused culture
  • 28 days’ holiday per year
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Employee of the Month and Long Service awards
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Free meals on duty
  • Great staff parties

Specific training offered or provided for this role, if any.

On the job, specialist Xiao Chi training.