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Chef de Partie

About Us

Ridgeview has been producing world-class sparkling wine for over 25 years. Considered pioneers of the English Wine Industry, our state-of-the-art winery and established vineyards (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) are based in the heart of the South Downs National Park, with breath-taking views of the surrounding area. We are proud to be certified by Wines GB as a sustainable vineyard and winery, and we invest in the latest, innovative equipment to minimise our impact on the natural world whilst crafting the highest quality sparkling wine around.


Ridgeview is a family business built on a strong sense of teamwork. We believe in passion, a sense of purpose and a commitment to excellence. Ridgeview lives and breathes a family ethos, valuing all our staff as individuals, with a unique story and an important role to play. We are a vibrant, dynamic and diverse team who make great things happen, together.

Job Description

A unique opportunity for an experienced chef de partie ready to make the step up, to join our team! You’ll play an exciting role in our al fresco restaurant. The opportunity to work within an award-winning business as part of a pioneering, proactive, dynamic and friendly team, at the forefront of the English Wine Industry. If you are looking to develop your skills and progress further within the Hospitality industry, this is a perfect role for you!

About the Role

You will be supporting the head chef & sous chef within the kitchen team while ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction and alignment to the Ridgeview brand and values. You will make sure that the food is prepared as per requirements, produced and served on time. You will be ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction through excellent service and outstanding experiences. You will make sure that high cleaning standards are maintained and that the kitchen is left to a 5 stars hygiene pre & post service. You will be representing Ridgeview off-site at consumer and trade events, being an ambassador and promoting brand awareness.

Experience required

• Significant experience in a relevant Chef de partie role, ideally with experience and be supportive with the opening of a new high end food offering (120+ covers)

• Experience of successfully managing high levels of food safety compliance

Personal characteristics

• Real can-do hands-on attitude with the gravitas to influence those around you

• Creative problem solver with high ethical standards

• Team player: proactive, calm, agile and efficient in a dynamic environment

• Motivated to deliver on results, including high level of customer satisfaction, and compliance

• Excellent and proactive communicator, able to communicate with internal and external stakeholders in a professional manner, gaining their loyalty and respect

• Self-motivated and able to work within a team and independently. Able to time manage and prioritise own workloads and deadlines

• On behalf of the head chef and sous chef be a good delegator and coach: able to motivate and support team members; maximising engagement and well being

• Looks to proactively develop skills and expertise and apply in every detail

• Discreet and able to maintain customer confidentiality at all times

• Ensure wastage is minimised by careful supervision of preparation methods

Additional requirements

• Due to the location of the business the ability to drive is desirable

• A DBS check will be required for this role in line with our safeguarding procedures and the requirement to work with under 18’s.

Contact number:

01444 242040