Commercial, Residential and Campus Services

Commercial Operations

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Chef de Partie to join our Culinary Catering team within our busy kitchens. This permanent role is available immediately. 

Summary of the role/position

Working 36.5 hours per week for any 5 days out of 7 this role will require some evenings and weekend working.

We are looking for a focused team player who can work alone or in a team. You will be focused and well organised. Having qualifications in NVQ 2 in food preparation (or relevant experience), food safety and health and safety would be advantageous, you will have a flexible approach to working hours and practises, as well as having good communication skills.

Our incredibly busy, unique venues require a candidate that is service-orientated with the ability to thrive in an energetic and dynamic environment.

You will make an important contribution to the achievement of the following aims:

  • Ensuring students receive the highest quality student experience
  • Developing standards which ensure the service is at the forefront of the industry
  • Delivering a financial contribution to ensure continuous investment across the University’s estate
  • Providing exceptional culinary service to all our event clients
  • We are looking for customer focused, team players who can also work alone. A particular focus will be on providing exceptional culinary service at all times with a passion for providing high quality food.

    You will demonstrate high standards and be well organised.

    Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

    Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

    With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.


    We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 39 days leave
  • options for flexible working
  • onsite gyms and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
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