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Night Commis Chef, The Savoy

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

About Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts operate luxury hotels across the world.

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Job description from Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

Job Description

Job title: Night Commis Chef

Department: In-Room Dining Kitchen and Food & Beverage

Inspired & supported by: Night Chef de Partie

Shift hours: 19:00 – 05:00 and 20:00 – 06:00

Salary: £35,754

Your purpose will be:

To work with a brigade of talented chefs to produce 5-star quality food for our guests

You will be accountable for:

  • Preparing the ingredients, the mise en place, and the dishes during service for our distinctive 5-star cuisine
  • Supporting the kitchen team where you are needed the most, to ensure a smooth service and great teamwork

Your key responsibilities & contribution will be:

  • Following the recipes and preparing the mise en place, to ensure the quality and consistency of our extraordinary 5-star cuisine for our guests
  • Enhancing our offering by sharing your fresh ideas and recipes
  • Learning and complying with the food hygiene, health & safety and COVID19 policies of the hotel, for the safety of our guests and team
  • Maintaining a clean and organised kitchen environment, through daily tasks such as stock taking and cleaning records
  • Playing an active part in our team by attending kitchen briefings and hotel meetings as requested by your leader
  • Reporting any problems you identify to your leader, and always looking for ways to do things better

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What employees say

Pay

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  • Only some people are paid a living wage

    Do Fairmont Hotels and Resorts pay a living wage?

    Some people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    50% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and November 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The current rates are £12.00 per hour, and £13.15 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do workers at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    100% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Fairmont Hotels and Resorts pay sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    79% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    69% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Needs improving
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 85% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 15% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 0% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 0% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

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  • Only some people get a choice of shifts

    Do Fairmont Hotels and Resorts workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Some people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    38% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    83% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Good
  • Shifts don’t get changed at short notice

    Do Fairmont Hotels and Resorts managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    69% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Good
  • Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    75% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

Workplace

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  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    77% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Good
  • Most people get proper breaks

    Do people at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    69% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    73% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Good
  • Most people enjoy their job

    Do people at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts enjoy their jobs?

    Most people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    75% of people report they enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and June 2024.

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  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    43% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts?

    Most people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    77% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

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  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Fairmont Hotels and Resorts?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 42% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

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  • Head office only partly understands what’s happening

    Do people think Fairmont Hotels and Resorts head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Some people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    67% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

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  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Fairmont Hotels and Resorts is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    55% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

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What Fairmont Hotels and Resorts employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    Stress free friendly work environment

    Worst thing

    Bad planning

    8.2

    Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Employee, March 2023

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