Commis Chef

Bristol  |  Hospitality

Role Type
Salary Overview
Generous Service Charge, Paid Overtime
£22,500 to £23,000 Per Annum
Expiry Date

About us

Harvey Nichols is not just a destination for luxury fashion. We are also a destination for award winning restaurants. With several superior dining and drinking offerings we provide our customers glamorous environments to enjoy a light lunch, an indulgent afternoon tea, a decadent cocktail or a sumptuous dinner. 

Job Purpose

To operate within a section of the Restaurant Kitchen with guidance and support from senior chefs, assisting in the preparation of dishes to the highest standard.

Job Objectives

  • Maintain a positive attitude towards staff, customers, and any external contact.
  • Communicate any relevant information presented to you to the appropriate manager
  • Communicate with managers to receive guidance on Mise-En-Place, ordering, cleaning, labels and preparation.
  • Demonstrate interest in food products/dishes asking relevant questions to further knowledge.
  • Participate in functions and special events, working efficiently within a team to meet the standards set by senior chefs and provide excellent customer service.
  • Form a productive relationship with FOH and bar staff, communicating regularly to allow smooth operations.
  • Ensure portion sizes and ingredients used are consistent with costing and instruction from managers.
  • Ensure stock rotation, ordering and Mise-En-Place is conducted efficiently to minimise wastage and maximise profits.
  • Maintain the safe use of equipment, reporting any faulty or damaged equipment to the relevant manager on duty.
  • Ensure health and safety practices are adhered to, as well as food hygiene regulations and security procedures.


Qualifications and Experience required

  • Elementary food hygiene
  • Minimum 1 year kitchen experience
  • Good knife skills

Skills and Personal attributes required

  • Communication skills
  • Customer service centric
  • Drive and energy
  • Building working relationships
  • Team player
  • Problem solving

All your hard work, rewarded 

Our colleagues are as important to us as our customers. When working with us you will be introduced to a huge variety of benefits including:

  • Generous Service Charge
  • Paid Overtime
  • A unique Learning and Development programme to support your career with us
  • Very generous staff discount plus annual clothing allowance
  • Staff meals
  • Seasonal staff parties and team days
  • Charity day to support your good cause

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