Commis Chef


Permanent - Full Time
40 net hours per week
Closing Date
Monday, 01 November 2021
Royal National Hotel

Role Description

                                                                                                COMMIS CHEF

                                                                           40 hours Fully Flexible 5 out of 7 days weekly rota

                                                                                         Competitive Salary + Benefits 

Since 1837 Imperial London Hotels have been offering our guest a warm welcome across our 7 Hotels located in Bloomsbury, central London. From our charming 34-bedroom boutique The Morton Hotel to our largest site, and the largest hotel in the UK Royal National Hotel at 1630-bedrooms, there is a role here for everyone.


  • Assists with the preparation, presentation, decoration and menu dishes including:
  • Meat dishes and meat marinades
  • Fish, shell fish and sauces for fish and shell fish
  • Garnishing techniques and methods of service for fish
  • Pastry, cakes and yeast goods
  • Petit fours and desserts
  • Prepares Regional Dishes appropriate to the hotel menu, location and guest mix.
  • Buffet Food
  • Communicates to his/her superior any difficulties, guest or internal customer comment and other relevant information.
  • Attends and participates in daily briefings and other meetings as scheduled.
  • Prepares in advance food, material and equipment needed for the service.
  • Cleans and re-sets his/her working area.


  • Control supplies and minimise wastage


  • Maintain a level of broader knowledge to handle minor problems in all fields of the department.
  • Comply with hotel rules and regulations and provisions contained in the employment handbook.
  • Comply with company grooming and uniform standards.
  • Comply with timekeeping and attendance policies.
  • Actively participate in training and development programs and maximise opportunities for self development.               
  • Comply with the company corporate code of conduct at all times.
  • Familiarise yourself with our core values which link to the desired behaviours that we expect all our employees to display.
  • Perform other tasks at the level of the role as directed by your line manager in pursuit of the achievement of business goals.
  • Desire and ability to improve your knowledge and abilities through on-going training.
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team with colleagues from different viewpoints, cultures and countries.


  • Demonstrate service attributes in accordance with industry expectations and company standards to include:-
  • Being attentive to guests
  • Accurately and promptly fulfilling guest requests
  • Understand and anticipate guest needs
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge which will enhance the guest experience
  • Demonstrate a service attitude that exceeds expectations
  • Take appropriate action to resolve guest complaints
  • Appreciate the dynamic nature of the hotel industry and extend these service attributes to all internal customers.
  • Ensuring all food items are produced to company specifications.


  • To ensure that all areas under their control are maintained to a very high standard of cleanliness and safety in accordance with Company policy, Health and Safety, Statutory Requirements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and an awareness of all policies and procedures relating to Health, Hygiene and Fire Life Safety.
  • Familiarise yourself with emergency and evacuation procedures.
  • Ensure all security incidents, accidents and near misses are always logged in a timely manner and brought to the attention of your line manager. Obtain a thorough working knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 specifically relating to his/her main area of duty, also to general aspects of the hotel.

Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Other ad hoc duties in support of the department, hotel and/or the Imperial London Hotel as and when required
  • Previous experience working in a commercial / professional kitchen
  • Level 2 Food Safety in Catering
  • Basic allergens qualification
  • Good command of English (equivalent to CEFR A2-B1)
  • Good communication skills
  • Competent user of MS Office – Word, Outlook, Excel
  • Confident user of IT systems



  • Holidays 28 (inc. of bank holidays) increasing with length of service up to 33 days
  • Reward and recognition schemes including discounts across a number of high street brands
  • 30% discount to friends and family at our hotels (excluding Morton Hotel)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan (after probation)
  • Training and development through our ILH Group Academy to support your career development and growth.
  • Employee recognition awards, Christmas Party and other social events.
  • Free Meals on Duty
  • Local discounts at Gym, Dry Cleaners, Restaurant outlets


Sign up for email alerts

Could not find what you are looking for?

Sign up