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Appren­tice Chef

Job description

Ottimo Italian Restaurant are looking to recruit a hardworking and passionate individual to join their highly successful and stunning restaurant based in Beeston.

Day to day duties will include:

  • Recognise the importance of checking food stocks and keeping the storage areas in good order, know the procedures to carry out and how to deal with identified shortages and food close to expiry date.
  • Understand how personal and team performance impact on the successful production of dishes and menu items.
  • Understand the principles of supply chain and waste management.
  • Recognise potential risks in the working environment, how to address them and the potential consequences of those risks.
  • Identify traditional cuts of; and basic preparation methods for, meat, poultry, fish and vegetables.
  • Apply correct preparation and selection methods when using meat, poultry, fish and vegetables in dishes.
  • Use correct knives and knife skills when preparing food and use the correct equipment when preparing,cooking and presenting food.
  • Demonstrate a range of craft preparation and basic cooking skills and techniques to prepare, produce and present dishes and menu items in line with business requirements.
  • Measure dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately.
  • Show enthusiasm for keeping up to date with business and industry trends.
  • Work effectively with others to ensure dishes produced are of high quality, delivered on time and to the standard required.
  • Set an example to others by working in ways which minimise waste.

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 10/10/2022

Possible start date: 17/10/2022

Skills required

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team working
  • Team working
  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Patience

Qualifications required

  • GCSE or equivalent English/ Maths A*-C/ 9-4 (Essential)

Training provided

  • Link to Commis Chef Standard- Please note that as this is an apprenticeship standard you will be required to sit an end point assessment. Please refer to above link for more information.
  • Functional Skills English and Maths (Level 2 is required )
  • Day release – One day per week to Nottingham College at City Hub Campus.

Future progression

Potential opportunity for a permanent role within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Employer information

With a passion for fresh, quality ingredients nurtured into irresistible flavours and signature dishes… That’s what we are all about here at Ottimo. With Chef Panek at the Helm of the kitchen here and with creative direction by Nick Parker and Ross Considine, expect big flavours in classic dishes in a setting that evokes a feel of an old Italian bake house, with a contemporary blend. Honest and wholesome, the way food should be. We have combined our passion for food and interiors into what we feel is Beeston’s premiere eatery!

Address details:

2 Station Road

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Reference number VAC1000087916
Working week Tuesday - Sunday: 10am – 11pm
Candidate will work a range of shifts, including split shifts.
Total hours per week: 40
Expected duration 15 Months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Commis Chef - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Salary £15,360.00 (Annually)

Wage explained

Appren­tices are paid for their nor­mal work­ing hours and train­ing that’s part of their appren­tice­ship (usu­al­ly one day per week).