Chef Apprentice - Prezzo Restaurant Prezzo

Do you have a passion for cooking, and love experimenting with recipes at home? Then this is the career for you! Prezzo are looking for passionate, enthusiastic and committed individuals looking to develop their careers in the industry as an Apprentice Chef!

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

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 Hours shift work

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The role of the Chef is to be accountable for all that is detailed below & to ensure that all supporting staff are developed to manage each area in their absence. 

The Chef reports to, and works with the Head Chef and General Manager, to maintain and develop the principles and values of the company in all areas including, but not limited to the following:
•    Financial 
•    Quality Control 
•    Health & Safety
•    Human Resources 

•    Ensure all food storage, product rotation maximises potential profit of product.
•    Product preparation is completed to standard to ensure recipe potential is achieved (salads, peeled vegetables)
•    Ensure all chemicals are stored correctly, and correct amounts are used in the day to day kitchen schedule
•    Ensures all working utensils, work surfaces, walls, floors and equipment are cleaned and maintained to maximise life span to operate to full capacity

•    Full commitment to product knowledge
•    Receiving of daily produce deliveries and checking of quality (including weights and temperature)
•    Ticket Time management
•    Stock rotation and par level management
•    Dish presentation management
•    Product consistency


Health & Safety and Food Hygiene is the responsibility of all however you must have an awareness of and follow the following:

•    Awareness and adherence of the Company’s Food Safety Policy 
•    Awareness and adherence to the Company’s Health & Safety Policy
•    Ensure the day-to-day operating procedures in the restaurant are to the required standards and comply with the HACCP and Health and Safety policies and procedures
•    Assist Restaurant Managers in tackling any food safety, health and safety issues/failings and report to the Restaurant Manager anything you believe may compromise the health and safety of yourself, your colleagues or our guests
•    Ensure that any incidents / accidents that occur within your restaurant are reported to the Restaurant Manager or Manager on Duty

•    Health & Safety adherence including risk assessment and equipment maintenance (internal)

•    Follow the steps of service to deliver exceptional standards on the high street.
•    Maintaining skills and product knowledge as trained
•    Attending, participating in and contributing to briefings and team meetings
•    Demonstrate a positive approach to own role and teamwork
•    Always presenting self in perfect uniform and correct shift start time
•    Perform duties before and after shift with the same positive attitude as we approach service

•    30 hours minimum at £6.10
•    30% off any brands After 3 months’ probation passed 
•    Uniform provided
•    Free meals on shifts more than 5 hours

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

- The ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
- The ability to multitask 
- Creativity and imagination for food presentation
- Strong communication and leadership skills

Personal qualities

We are looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals with a desire to develop and succeed. You will be required to deliver a high standard of customer service. Able to work under pressure, you must also be able to resolve any customer complaints to achieve a satisfactory outcome. You’ll also ensure high standards of cleanliness whilst ensuring at all times that legal requirements are strictly adhered to. You must be able to work a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Qualifications required

No Qualifications Required

Future prospects

Ongoing training and development encouraged by the employer which will give the applicant the opportunity to move on to a full time job.

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early. From 1st of April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 or over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. Those between the ages of 19-24 who are in their second year (or third year) need to be paid the National Minimum Wage for their age bracket. In April 2016 the new National Living Wage was implemented and therefore if you are over the age of 25 and in your second or third year of an Apprenticeship you will be entitled to be paid the National Living Wage. Please see below for further information:

About the employer

Prezzo brings a touch of class to Italian casual dining. We set the scene for your get-togethers, gossip, romance and reunions, fuelling the conversation with incredible food and impeccable service to make you feel at home.




Unit L1a

The Swan Centre


SO50 5FX

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Training provider

Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeship - Food Production 
Functional Skills in Maths
Functional Skills in English
Functional Skills in ICT

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Hospitality Team Member

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017