Salary; £24,655 PER ANNUM

About the role;

Planet Recruitment have registered an exciting new opportunity for prestigious client in the city centre of Oxford. We are looking for a Commis Chef on a permanent basis. This role is the beginner level of the kitchen brigade and therefore involves a lot of food preparation. However, as individuals become more proficient, opportunities are presented for more independent cooking. However, the ideal candidate will be someone who is looking for professional development in our professional and high standard kitchen.

Working hours;

The shift roster is 40hrs/wk over any 5 from 7 days.

Shift Roster: 2 weeks alternating earlies then lates. During the 2-week roster there is a 3-day weekend (every other weekend).

Shift Start times: Earlies: 6.30am-2.30pm. Lates: 12.30pm-8.30pm (always subject to operational requirements).


  • Maintains a high standard of specified work in accordance with the Executive Head Chef and shift supervisor’s instructions.
  • Prepare, cook, and serve food delegated as your responsibility, ensuring that the highest possible quality is maintained and that agreed standards for food preparation and presentation are always met under guidance from a senior chef.
  • Assess all dishes before leaving kitchen for taste, presentation, and food quality.
  • Adhere to all procedures regarding temperatures checks, food labelling and dating, cleaning schedules and hygiene regulations always ensuring that all records of such are maintained.
  • Assist with acceptance and storage of deliveries and that all relevant procedures are adhered to.
  • Understand menu planning, the implementation of stock controls, the importance of good stock management and how this enables the kitchen to meet gross profit.
  • Be familiar with the opening and closing procedures of the kitchen and carry them out.
  • Keep high standards of cleanliness.
  • Be fully aware of all hygiene control and chemicals used in the workplace.
  • Assist at private dinners, as required.
  • Food menu: to collaborate with the shift supervisor on menu development.
  • Ensure minimum wastage by correctly handling surplus food after service.
  • Aid in achieving food cost and kitchen standards.
  • Carry out daily and weekly procedures, including temperature checks, food labelling/dating and storage.
  • Maintain effective working relationship with food and beverage team and other departments.
  • Is customer-oriented and able to converse with diners.
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of the full menu and be able to explain dish descriptions including allergens.
  • Remove any hazards and make safe any defect in the kitchen or its equipment and report any problems to a senior chef.

Essential experience;

  • Good communication skills: able to relate well with Staff, Students, Contractors, and Suppliers
  • A passion for cooking
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills.

Commutable locations;

Oxford, Abingdon, Woodstock, Bicester, Kidlington, Didcot, Cowley, Headington


Planet Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Planet Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted after application, if you do not hear back from us within 7 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Job Information

Job Reference: OT155_1713264852
Salary: £24500 - £25000 per annum
Salary From: £24500
Salary To: £25000
Job Industries: Catering & Hospitality
Job Locations: City of Oxford, Oxfordshire
Job Types: Permanent
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