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Apprentice Commis Chef

Job description

The Wollaton Pub & Kitchen are looking to recruit a hardworking and enthusiastic individual to join their kitchen team. You will be part of a fast-paced environment and will be expected to work as a team to provide high standard dishes.

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: 30/10/2021

Possible start date: 10/11/2021

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.

Candidate requirements

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Training provided

Commis Chef Level 2

Functional Skills English and maths (Level 2 is required).

Day release - One day per week to Nottingham College 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 commis chef?

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

Employer information

The Wollaton Pub & Kitchen is a combination of a "home-from-home" local pub and a "cut-above-the-rest" dining experience concentrated around quality ingredients cooked with love and care. The ethic is an extension of the gastropub tradition - friendly, and only as formal as you want to make it. The Wollaton is one of two establishments owned by The Moleface Pub Co. The other being: The Larwood & Voce Pub & Kitchen.

Address details:

THE MOLEFACE PUB COMPANY LLP
Lambourne Drive
Wollaton
Nottingham
NG8 1GR

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Reference number VAC001764502
Working week Range of shifts Monday - Sunday, hours TBC

(40 hours per week)

Expected duration 18 months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Commis Chef - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Salary £180.00 (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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