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Commis Chef Apprentice

Job description

The Navigation Inn are looking to recruit a passionate individual to join their busy kitchen team. With the hospitality industry reopening their doors as of April you will be a pivotal part of the kitchen team in supporting the business in their opening and ongoing.

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: 30/08/2021

Possible start date: 31/08/2021

Skills required

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

Qualifications required

9-3/A*-D 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)
  • Day release - One day per week to Nottingham College 18-month duration
  • 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

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
How will you get to this position on a daily basis?

Employer information

The Navigation loves live music, we are looking forward to hosting a wide variety of music ranging from Jazz and Blues, to Rock and Roll and even a little bit of Folk, we have a giant back bar which will be stocked with a wonderful array of gins, vodkas and malt whiskeys. All served with the perfect accompaniment. We also have a professional coffee machine, so lattes and cappuccinos, teas and hot chocolate are always available. Our menu is available from noon until 9pm, we have vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

Address details:

Jeanette Hill
The Navigation
Wilford Street

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Reference number VAC001704851
Working week Range of shifts Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm, occasional Saturday (TBC)

(30 hours per week)

Expected duration 15 months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Commis Chef - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Salary £117.00 (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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