WHAT: Chef de Partie WHEN: ASAP REPORTS TO: Junior Sous Chef LOCATION: National Theatre, Southbank SALARY: £27,000

Job Description


The National Theatre, one of the UK’s leading arts venues, reaches millions of people each year through live and digital programming, creating and sharing performances in London, across the UK and internationally. The organisation strives to be accessible, inclusive and sustainable. It empowers artists and craftspeople to make world-leading work, inspires young people, and works with communities. Based in the heart of London’s South Bank, the venue is home to multiple performance spaces and is attended by over a million people annually, operating year-round to provide a welcoming space for audiences and visitors alike.

KERB’s vision is to create opportunity and joy through great food, from the kerb up. We operate markets, one-off events, workshops, consultancy, bars, a food hall in Central London and have developed a successful corporate catering arm, KERB Events Ltd.

KERB Events Limited is a joint venture with Compass Group UK. As part of this partnership, KERB Events Limited will become the sole F&B provider for this high-profile performance venue in central London, looking after all public-facing catering as well as internal hospitality and commercial events.


Reporting to the Junior Sous Chef, you will ensure your assigned section of the kitchen is managed, maintained and controlled in the most efficient way to achieve operational and financial objectives.


  • Ownership of your section, preparing sufficient food to provide the agreed amount of customer choice with minimum wastage
  • To ensure all food preparation is carried out in accordance with food safety and hygiene procedures
  • To ensure food is prepared to required standards checking for taste, presentation and quality
  • To ensure food is served promptly and work is carried out quickly and efficiently to keep up when busy
  • To ensure portion control, preparation and storage methods avoid wastage and keep down costs
  • To ensure the kitchen and service area are clean, tidy and attractive at all times, particularly during service
  • Excellent product knowledge and the ability to communicate this to Front of House
  • To make sure that you meet all legal and company requirements for food safety, fire, health, safety and hygiene
  • To look out for any problems or potential problems with food safety, hygiene, health and safety and maintenance and report them to your Manager
  • Correctly use work equipment and personal protective equipment in accordance with training and instructions provided to you
  • Report HSE hazards, accidents, incidents, illness and diseases to your Manager.


  • At least 1 years experience within a contract catering or commercial events environment
  • Level 2 Food Safety in Catering would be a distinct advantage
  • A real team player
  • Positive and flexible attitude, with the ability to think laterally and willing to problem solve
  • Willing to roll up your sleeves and pitch in from time to time on non-designated areas of the business
  • Passionate about food
  • Outstanding hustle

This list is in no way exhaustive and the incumbent may be asked to perform other tasks to help out the KERB family (within reason!)

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