London, Oxford Street
KNOW THE ROLE
Working as part of a team, you’ll help to deliver exceptional food and ensure that we continue to offer the world-class service we’re famous for in the Hemsley & Hemsley restaurant on the 3rd Floor, The Corner Restaurant on the 2nd Floor or Brass Rail on the Ground Floor located in our Foodhall. Preparing, cooking and presenting dishes are the main responsibilities of your role while ensuring food hygiene and safety stays at the forefront of priorities. Both of these positions need candidates with strong communication skills in order to share your knowledge and experience to the team around you, motivating them to maintain standards, health and safety and customer service.
KNOW WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
With proven experience as a Chef de Partie, you’ll be passionate about delivering the finest food and service. You’ll bring a flexible, commercially-orientated approach and you’ll have plenty of initiative. It’s a fast-paced, customer facing environment so you’ll need excellent people and communication skills to stay ahead and willingness to learn from others.
KNOW THE SELFRIDGES STORY
Harry Gordon Selfridge first arrived in London from Chicago in 1906 with his heart set on opening his dream store. With his revolutionary understanding of publicity and the theatre of retail, Selfridges Oxford Street opened its doors for the first time in 1909.
The founder’s spirit of innovation and creativity lives on through its owners today. Since 2003, W. Galen Weston and his family have owned and operated the business. With the store being named ‘Best Department Store in the World’ on three consecutive occasions in a row (2010, 2012 & 2014) and most recently being awarded the title of ‘World’s Best Sustainability Campaign by a Department Store’ at the Global Department Store Summit 2016, Selfridges today is more than just the sum of its products. It's a shopping experience that promises to surprise, amaze and amuse and to this day, as Harry Gordon Selfridge said, ‘Everyone is welcome’.
With our Vision, to be the destination for the most extraordinary customer experience, innovative and iconic ways to make this a reality are never too far away. An exciting investment programme is underway in ouR Oxford Street store which has already seen us open the revolutionary Body Studio, earlier this year. A unique concept space presenting over 150 brands and more than 30,000 different styles edited together to transform the way women shop for Bodywear. And it doesn’t stop there. In July we opened the first phase of our new Designer Studio, providing customers with cutting-edge and progressive designer fashion in a creative and dynamic environment. In November 2016 we opened phase one of our new Accessories Hall – the Northern Hall. The 60,000 sq ft space will be our biggest destination. It also includes a new concept space, personalisation bar and eyewear destination.
KNOW WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
Extraordinary experiences are not only for customers, but team members too. We offer all team members the chance to be a part of something unique where they can enjoy careers that provide inspiring experiences, exciting challenges and great benefits.
They also know that Selfridges is committed to developing its talent, which allows for a wide scope of amazing opportunities as the business continues to grow. Whether you are a Values Ambassador, Green Warrior, a member of the Work it Lab or you get your fix for fashion by taking part in our internal shows, there are many ways to show and develop your talent.
Living our Values is essential to the way we work day to day, encouraging greater social responsibility amongst our team members. From our Project Ocean campaign to Bright Young Things, we are focused on a long term approach to sustainability by buying better and inspiring change.
This role’s key benefits includes 30 days holiday (including bank holidays), subsidised gym membership offer, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, pension contribution and not to mention a generous staff discount! For more information on the full list of benefits we offer, go to the Salary & Benefits page.