Chef de Partie

The Fife Arms

Chef de Partie

£33000

The Fife Arms, Braemar, Aberdeenshire

  • Part time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 2 Jul | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 2d013aba899f4ac4892cf124045df1e9

Full Job Description

The Fife Arms Hotel, located in the village of Braemar in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, is gearing up for a busy summer! Catering for hotel residents as well as the very many visitors to the village, we offer our guests the opportunity to experience locally sourced and seasonal produce. Our offerings include breakfast and dinner in The Clunie Dining room, pub meals and snacks in The Flying Stag Pub, as well as a pop-up restaurant in our Fog House and courtyard.

We are looking for a couple of passionate Chefs de Partie to join our existing team and to support with the events and functions coming up.

As Chef de Partie you will be a strong support to the kitchen brigade, assisting with preparation for service, as well as assisting our Sous Chefs during service.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with experience in a similar environment and a passion for excellent food and a desire to develop your cooking skills whilst under the mentorship of our Executive Chef Chris Niven and the team. You will learn and gain experience on each section of our kitchen.

As Chef de Partie, you will be responsible for:

  • The day to day running of your section, guided by a Sous Chef.

  • Ensuring the quality of food is of the exceptional standard expected when dining at the hotel.

  • Continually striving towards achievement and improvement.

  • Ensuring the Sous Chef and Executive Chef are kept aware of any relevant feedback from either the hotel guests or the team.

  • Assisting on other sections or help with other duties when required.

  • Training and delegation of tasks to the Commis Chefs and apprentices.

  • Maintaining the cleanliness, stock control, organisation, and standards of the section.


  • You'll be surrounded by a team with a creative flair and a passion for fresh food and brilliant service with a desire to learn and grow. All striving to go beyond for guests, our team, and the community.

  • Proven experience from within a similar luxury hospitality environment.

  • A true passion for food.

  • The enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

  • Good kitchen and knife skills.

  • A thorough understanding of health and safety, and food safety guidelines within the kitchen.

  • A willingness to work to the high standards that are demanded from a luxury establishment.

  • Innovation, creativity, and attention to detail.

  • Relish the pressure of the kitchen environment.

  • Experience of guiding others.


  • What's in it for you?

    Artfarm is a one-of-a-kind independent hospitality company founded by Iwan and Manuela Wirth. Renowned for developing and reinventing distinctive sites including the award-winning Fife Arms Hotel in Braemar, The Audley Public House & Mount Street Restaurant in Mayfair, London, Manuela restaurant in Los Angeles, Roth Bar & Grill and Durslade Farm Shop in Somerset, and La Cantina Restaurant, Menorca. Artfarm uniquely brings together art, community, education, people, and place.

    Located in the heart of Braemar, the hotel houses 46 beautifully appointed bedrooms - each one a homage to place, person, or event with links to the area along with the stunning Albamhor Spa and some of the most unique event spaces. Dining experiences extend to the Clunie Dining Room showcasing the art of open wood-fire cooking, The Flying Stag Pub serving up local beers and firm Scottish favourites, Bertie's our glamorous and elegant Whisky Bar, Elsa's our Art Deco Cocktail Bar and our more relaxed Drawing Room - all of which celebrate the best in local ingredients and are expertly prepared by our dedicated culinary team.

  • 48 hour contract - overtime paid as per the Hotel's overtime policy - + EXCELLENT tips distributed through a TRONC system.

  • High quality staff accommodation .

  • FREE staff shuttle bus running between Ballater and Braemar according to a fixed schedule.

  • 30 days holiday.

  • Free annual guest experience for you and a plus one.

  • Enhanced pension scheme.

  • Free food and drinks whilst on shift.

  • Generous Artfarm-wide discounts including our properties in Somerset, Scottish Highlands, London, and Los Angeles.

  • Amazing sports and social events led by local social committees.

  • Life Assurance.

  • Health benefits including a health cash plan.

  • Employee Assistance Programme.

  • Career development opportunities tailored around your aspirations and goals.