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Apprentice Chef

Job description

Horse and Groom are looking to recruit a hardworking and passionate person to join their team. Working in the kitchen you will develop your skills whilst undertaking the Commis Chef apprenticeship.

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
  • Contribute to reviewing and refreshing menus in line with business and customer requirements
  • 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
  • Know how to undertake set up, preparation and cleaning tasks to standard whilst working in a challenging, time- bound environment
  • 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: 29/09/2021

Possible start date: 12/10/2021

Skills required

  • Good communication skills
  • Punctual
  • Works well as part of a team

Qualifications required

A*-D/9-3 in maths and English or equivalent at GCSE desirable but not essential.

Training provided

Commis Chef Level 2 Standard.

  • Functional Skills English and maths (Level 2 is required)
  • 18-month duration

Link to Commis Chef Standard- https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/commis-chef-v1-1

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.

Future progression

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

Additional questions for candidates

During the application process you will be asked the following additional question(s) below. To prepare yourself, have a think about how you might answer them.

First question
Why do you want to become a chef?

Second question
Do you have a full UK driving licence and access to your own car?

Employer information

The Horse & Groom is a traditional village pub that serves honest home-made food. Their philosophy is to keep it simple, keep it fresh but most of all keep it tasty.

Address details:

Horse & Groom
Main Street
Linby
Nottingham
NG15 8AE

Map data is calculated from the available geolocation information.

Reference number VAC001751594
Working week Range of shifts including evenings and weekends, shifts TBC

(40 hours per week)

Expected duration 18 months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Commis Chef - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Salary £156.00 (Weekly)

Wage explained

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

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