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Chef de Partie

Take responsibility for a station of a commercial kitchen.

What's it like to be a Chef de Partie?

A Chef de Partie is a trained chef responsible for a section of the kitchen they are cooking in, called a station.

Chef de Partie

Tasks and duties

  • Preparing, cooking and presenting dishes according to their station.
  • Assisting the Head Chef to create new dishes for the menu.
  • Following, and ensuring the team follows, food hygiene and occupational health and safety measures.
  • Taking care with portions and waste to ensure profits remain positive.
  • Managing staff, including rostering, timesheeting and giving direction.
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There are several station-chefs, or Chef de Parties, in the kitchen, including: Saute Chef, Butcher, Pantry Chef, Roast Chef, Grill Chef, Fry Chef, Vegetable Chef, Fish Chef, Roundsman, and Pastry Chef.

Chef de Parties may have several junior cooks (Demi-Chef de Parties, Commis Chefs or Kitchenhands) working under them, so they need to be able to work under pressure, communicate clearly, show leadership, and have excellent time management and interpersonal skills.

What can I earn as a Chef de Partie?

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How to become a Chef de Partie


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It is most common to complete an apprenticeship to become a Chef de Partie. Entry requirements vary depending on the organisation but most require a minimum education level of year 10.

  1. Get work experience in a kitchen to make sure you enjoy the environment, add to your skills and bolster your CV.
  2. If you want to learn through a structured course, apply for an apprenticeship at TAFE, a private college or a culinary school. You can enrol in a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (SIT30813).
  3. Keep working in a kitchen while you gain your qualifications, or to learn directly from a chef.
  4. Work your way up through the roles of Kitchenhand, Commis Chef and Demi-Chef de Partie to Chef de Partie.

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Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

This certificate gives you the skills to prepare food and menu items and may provide a pathway into roles in cafes and restaurants.
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Certificate III in Hospitality

This certificate prepares you for a career in the hospitality industry and for roles in restaurants, hotels and cafes.
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Diploma of Hospitality Management

This diploma provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to work in management positions within the hospitality industry.
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Latest Chef de Partie reviews

Latest reviews from 37 Chef de Parties surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Being a Pastry CBP is very mentally and physically draining, but at the end of the day it is rewarding when your able to bring happiness to someone with something you’ve created.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Patisserie
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Pastry
The good things
Being able to express my passion for food. Also bringing happiness to customers with what you’ve created.
The challenges
Long hours and the amount of workload.
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May 2021
"Chef de Partie is a job that is rewarding"
Reviewer's Qualification
Associate Degree in Business (Hotel Management)
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
cooking
The good things
A Chef de Partie is a very rewarding job in charge of a particular area of production in a restaurant, hotel and any establishments that the role is needed. Chef de Partie might have several cooks or...
The challenges
A lot of challenges of being a Chef de Partie and for someone to consider the position the following are given to take in considerations: From helping to plan a career change and build on your current...
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