Apprentice Chef Black Truffle Boutique And Coffee Shop Limited

Responsible for assisting in the preparation, cooking and presentation of food with the aim to delivering an excellent customer experience.

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Closing date: 29 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    5 days a week. 1 of those days being on a weekend.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • Ensuring all menu items and specials are prepared, cooked and presented to company specification.
  • Maintaining portion control and ensuring wastage is kept to a minimum.
  • Assisting Head Chef with orders, stock taking, receiving and checking food deliveries and food hygiene.
  • Ensuring that all kitchen equipment is maintained.
  • Maximizing the full sales potential of the business and ensuring high standards are maintained.
  • You would also be required to undertake all reasonable duties as assigned by head chef.
  • Preparation of basic food.
  • Unloading deliveries from suppliers.
  • Organising the storeroom.
  • Washing kitchen appliances, work surfaces, floors and walls.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic knowledge of a kitchen.
  • Have great communication skills.
  • Be creative for producing and creating new dishes and menus.
  • Passion for producing tasty dishes.
  • Be attentive and be able to work.
  • Be attentive and be able to work in a small team.

Personal qualities

  • Being flexible and disciplined and able to interact and network with people.
  • Being industrious and diligent.
  • Being self-motivated and level headed.
  • Business savvy and organisation.
  • Communication, presentation and listening.
  • Controlling budgets and finance.
  • Intelligence and culture.
  • Project and time management.
  • Training and information technology.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE or equivalent grades A - C in English and Maths.

Future prospects

This apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity if you're looking to embark on a career in the hospitality industry! The beauty of this industry is that there are hundreds of job roles that you can progress into. You could work in catering, hotels, beverages and much more. As people leave the hospitality industry for retirement, the need for newly trained members of staff continues to grow – so your skills and knowledge become essential for employers when looking to progress in your career. After completing the apprenticeship, you could progress onto a level 3 qualification while working in job roles such as ‘Hospitality Assistant’ or ‘Front of House Receptionist’. You could then progress onto level 4 qualification where you could work in job roles such as ‘Hotel Manager’ or ‘Front of House Manager’. For this role, a permanent position is available at the end of the apprenticeship for the right candidate.

Things to consider

Would you be able to get to and from the location each day?

About the employer

We are a Coffee shop and ladies boutique on the coast at Seaham selling beautiful home made cooking and unique clothes and accessories in the boutique.


Black Truffle Boutique And Coffee Shop Limited


Barclay House

Bath Terrace



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Training provider

  • The apprenticeship programme will last for 12 months and you will achieve a Level 2 Kitchen Services QCF qualification.
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English (if required).
  • You will be based in the employer’s workplace so you gain 12 months’ work experience, and the opportunity for an interview for a permanent role at the end of a successful apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Profound Services Ltd


Sky Jackson 0191 587 4570

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Closing date: 29 Aug 2017