Champneys Forest Mere- Apprentice Commis Chef Champneys Forest Mere Health Resort

Requiring an apprentice commis chef to prepare food to the highest standard and provide a fine dining experience to Champneys guests.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40hrs plus - various shifts.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main Duties will include:

  • To prepare and present all hot and cold food items from the main kitchen to the agreed Champneys standards.
  • To participate as a team member in the Kitchen during Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner service.
  • To gain a working knowledge of the Champneys Healthy Eating Philosophy.
  • To assist other chefs where necessary.
  • Responsible for maintaining a high standard of work performance and conduct at all times.
  • Responsible for maintaining a high standard of personal hygiene and appearance (full uniform must be worn while on duty).
  • To keep all kitchen and work areas clean and tidy at all times and observing all food handling regulations and requirements.
  • To assist with any additional functions/parties when required.
  • To maintain a high level of cleanliness in the Kitchen ensuring compliance with legislative standards.
  • Maintain clear communication between the Kitchen and other Departments.
  • To ensure that all costs are kept within the agreed budget where possible and notify the Head Chef when problems are identified.
  • Use kitchen equipment as per its purpose at all times.
  • To report any maintenance defects to the maintenance department following the correct procedure.
  • To ensure good customer relations are achieved when meeting customers within the Resort.
  • Attend and contribute to any meetings as required.
  • Attend training courses as required and ensure staff in the department attend.
  • To work towards the aims of the Kitchen, Resort and Champneys.
  • To be fully conversant with the Resort’s emergency procedures.
  • Ensures that health and safety standards are maintained in the kitchen and action/report any hazards as necessary.
  • Comply and with all Company Policy and Procedures
  • Complete any other reasonable duties as requested by the Senior Management Team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good customer care
  • A team player who is prepared to assist colleagues and move from one activity to another as required.
  • Attention to detail
  • A commitment to completing a high standard of work to specified deadlines and timescales
  • Good understanding of all applicable Health & Safety legislation (Desirable)
  • Through knowledge and understanding of nutritional and allergy requirements (Desirable)
  • Full understanding of food controls (Desirable)

Personal qualities

  • Well presented
  • Genuine interest in preparing and creating healthy food
  • Well organised
  • Creative
  • Must have a passion and love for food.
  • An enthusiasm for the role and for the hospitality and leisure industry in general
  • Flexibility to work shifts including evenings, weekends and public holidays subject to rota and a willingness to extend of change hours and days of work from time to time upon request and subject to operational requirements

Qualifications required

None required however Maths and English will be assessed as part of the interview process.

Future prospects

To progress within the company.

Things to consider

Shifts can range from 6:30am to 10:30pm - please only apply if you can get to and from the venue between these times. We offer industry competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, which includes: Contracted 28 days / shifts annual holiday including bank holidays, which increases with service. Generous staff discount in the Champneys boutique and retail offer. Employee and family member discount for mid-week residential breaks at Champneys resorts. Complimentary staff spa facility day on successful completion of probationary period. Subsidised meals whilst on duty. Discounted Champneys Club Membership. Childcare voucher scheme. Participation in Wider Wallet shopping discount scheme. Option to join private healthcare scheme. Training and development opportunities. Some restrictions or variations may apply depending on resort, role and length of service. Our benefits package is subject to review from time to time.

About the employer

At Champneys, wellness is a way of life. We’re driven by the simple belief that lasting beauty is more than just skin deep. Past, present and future, whatever we do, it’s all about the nourishment of the mind, body and soul. Starting out – some 91 years ago – as the extraordinary vision of one eccentric Latvian massage pioneer, we now stand as the go-to spa. As the UK’s original health resort, few can lay claim to the traditions inherent in our very being. We’ve set trends and started health revolutions; our passion for wellbeing drives who we are and what we do. Robed and relaxed, we create moments of calm; it’s what we do best.


Champneys Forest Mere Health Resort


Portsmouth Road


GU30 7JG

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Commis Chef Standard
  • Functional Skills if neccessary

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Commis Chef

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HIT Training Ltd


Clare Johnson

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017