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Chef De Partie (Permanent)

Are you looking for hours that are unheard if in the catering world? Yes, then look no further! Here at Blenheim our kitchen's close at 5pm! There may be times you are required to support with an evening event, but more often than not you will home in time for tea. As s Chef de Partie you will help support the team in ensuring all our guest have an unforgettable experience while dining with us. This may be within the newly refurbished Orangery, Pizzeria or Cafes. As Chef de Partie, you will be responsible for overseeing a specific section of the kitchen, ensuring the highest quality of food preparation and presentation. Your role will involve collaborating closely with the Head Chef to execute a menu that exceeds our guests' expectations. At Blenheim Palace we pride ourselves on using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients to create our dishes, from classic Fish and Chips and Afternoon Tea to freshly baked Pizzas. You will also support with events, such as the Game Fair, headlined by James Martin. 

What we are looking for:

  • NVQ level 2 food production, or equivalent 
  • IOSH managing safely certificate or equivalent 
  • Experience of working in a similar environment with line management responsibilities 
  • Communication skills to engage team and lead a busy kitchen environment.
  • Basic food hygiene certificate as a minimum  
  • Previous cooking experience, ideally as a baker
  • Ability to show attention to detail  
  • Ability to work well under pressure  
  • Flexible approach to the role.  
  • Self motivated, objective, innovative and assertive 
  • Good team player 
  • Able to work unsociable / flexible hours


What's in it for you: 

  • Staff Discounts: 
     20% on Blenheim retail
     50% on Blenheim Café food outlets
     30% on Blenheim Restaurants (Clementine's/Orangery)
  • Free breakfast on Friday
  • Staff Events
  • Annual Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Access to wellbeing resources and events for you and your Family
  • Refer-a-Friend Scheme
  • Pension 
  • Free Christmas tree
  • Complimentary Event Tickets
  • Annual Pass
  • Access to our Benefits Platform with a range of additional benefits 


Benefits vary dependant on Contract Type

 A bit about us!

Our vision is to be the lifeblood of the local economy, to enhance the lives of the people of Oxfordshire, to share this magnificent Palace and to conserve and protect it for future generations for more than three hundred years, we have been privileged to serve as custodians of somewhere special.

Through the centuries many things have changed, but three things have stayed constant; a duty to preserve our legacy, a responsibility to continually evolve and a need to sustain a strong connection with the community using our three businesses to pave the way. 



Blenheim Palace, Woodstock



Job Type

Full time

Contract Type





45 hours per week, Day Time Shifts - with Occasional Evening Event Cover

Closing Date


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