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Albion House

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Chef de Partie

We are currently seeking to hire a Chef de Partie to be part of a professional kitchen in our boutique hotel and restaurant. We are the Dining Rooms at Albion House, Ramsgate, and have a growing reputation for our food primarily due to the arrival of Head Chef Russell Oxtoby.

Russell has worked under some fabulous Chefs over the years – most notably, QC under Jun Tanaka and Berner’s Tavern under Jason Atherton. After spending some time private catering for high-end events, Russell and his young family have decided to make their home in Thanet. Russell believes strongly in providing his kitchen staff with the appropriate and thorough training in the kitchen to enable more junior staff to move to the next level in a structured way.

Russell comes to us with passion, drive and vision with a particular interest in fresh seafood.

A summary of the CDP offer:

  • A salary of £25k
  • Share of tips – up to £450 a month in the summer
  • The best hotel in Kent
  • Company-paid training for further qualifications
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Discounts on company’s hotel stays and food
  • Structured and balanced working week
  • Be part of a business that puts its people first

Aspirations to achieve recognition in the form of awards, but mainly to cement our reputation as a very good restaurant sourcing its produce locally and using only fresh ingredients, preparing simple, recognisable, dishes.

As Chef de Partie you will play a pivotal role in the delivery of a high-end fresh food menu and will be given the best chance to train and develop your chef career.

Please register your interest and send your CV to: recruitment@albionhouseramsgate.co.uk

Requirements:

  • Min five years of experience
  • Ideally 2 years as a CDP – but not essential
  • Previous experience as a Commis
  • Good references will be sought

Brightside Publishing

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Distribution Manager

Brightside Publishing, a dynamic publishing company producing six free hyperlocal print magazines for seaside communities, is seeking a part-time Distribution Manager to join the team. The person will oversee all current and future magazine distribution to their network of stockists.

This will involve a variety of tasks including:

  • Communicating with the distributor for each title and monitoring their work
  • Liaising with stockists to check they have enough magazines
  • Creating and maintaining a database of all stockists
  • Thinking of new initiatives to make distribution more effective and efficient

The ideal candidate will be happy talking to a range of business owners, both on the phone and face-to-face, and be able to drive and have a car. They will also be very organised, and great with Excel and all forms of communication.

The role is part time, flexible hours, 20 hours per month, £15 per hour.

To apply email Jen Brammer with the reasons you feel you are suitable for the role and a brief CV detailing relevant experience on jen@brightsidepublishing.com by 31 August.

Interviews will be scheduled in September, with the role starting in October.

MIGRATEFUL, KENT

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Cookery Class Facilitator

We are looking for two facilitators to support us to run cookery classes in Kent. You can facilitate in Canterbury, Margate, or both locations.

Are you looking for a part-time role that makes a difference? Do you have cookery class experience and/or a passion for food and want to do something different? Support a great cause, meet amazing people and eat incredible food from around the world.

Migrateful is a social enterprise where asylum seekers, refugees and migrants struggling to access employment in the UK due to legal and linguistic barriers, teach their traditional cuisines to the public in cookery classes.

Migrateful’s mission is to challenge negative perceptions of migration through contact theory. The facilitator plays a key role in supporting meaningful and positive exchange in our classes in order to achieve this objective.

The facilitator is the bridge between the class participants and the chef, but is also responsible for setting up the stations for the cookery classes and managing volunteers before, during and after the class has taken place. Most importantly, the role is about ensuring that the classes run smoothly and that participants, volunteers and chefs have fun and enjoy the experience!

We currently have regular facilitators running classes in Canterbury and Margate but are looking for two standby facilitators to cover holiday, sickness and absences.

You will receive full training in how to facilitate a Migrateful Cookery Class.

Classes take place in:

  • Canterbury on Wednesday evenings
  • Margate on Thursday evenings

Person specification:

Essential

  • Comfortable public speaking and hosting
  • Supports Migrateful’s mission
  • Has strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to deal with, and have empathy for a diverse range of people including vulnerable groups
  • Ability to take initiative, be flexible and think creatively
  • Good at troubleshooting (e.g. spillages, missing ingredients)
  • Deals well with and stays calm in stressful situations
  • Enthusiasm, energy and a positive attitude
  • Has the right to work and able to be self-employed
  • Organise
  • Lives near either Canterbury or Margate

Desirable

  • We particularly welcome applicants from people with refugee or migrant backgrounds.
  • Food Safety and Hygiene Level 2 Qualification
  • First Aid Training
  • DBS check
  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults, in particular from refugee backgrounds.
  • People with experience of cookery classes

Responsibilities include:

  • Being on call to facilitate classes (day dependant on location, see above).
  • Arriving onsite at 5pm, finishing by 10:30pm
  • Buying ingredients for classes on the day
  • Setting up cooking stations and equipment for the class
  • Welcoming participants and creating a warm, friendly atmosphere
  • Introducing and explaining Migrateful to participants
  • Delivering a Health & Safety briefing before each class starts
  • Assisting with the basics of food and kitchen safety and food preparation
  • Checking participants allergies and responding accordingly
  • Interacting with participants and supporting them to have a great time
  • Supporting the chef throughout the class and managing the volunteers
  • Clearing up the space and leaving the venue clean and tidy
  • Cleaning the equipment and cutlery/crockery so it is ready to use for the next class
  • Provide regular feedback after each class including updates to recipes and feedback on chefs, volunteers and the class in general.
  • Responding promptly to requests from the Bookings Coordinator for you to facilitate at classes

Benefits

  • Supporting the mission of Migrateful.
  • Getting to know our amazing chefs and supporting them in their Migrateful journey.
  • Getting to eat delicious home-cooked food from around the world.
  • National Living Wage for your hours, currently £9.90/h (not including travel time) e.g. £64.35 for a 4-10:30pm class.
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene course paid for by Migrateful
  • First Aid course paid for by Migrateful

Website: www.migrateful.org
Contract: Freelance Ad Hoc
Salary: National Living Wage (£9.90 per hour)
Location: Kent (Canterbury & Margate)