Apprentice Chef Brookes Catering

Brookes Catering are looking for an Apprentice Chef to work alongside their Head Chef in this busy production kitchen based in Norton. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic Chef to develop their career, preparing a large range of dishes for event and venue catering from scratch each day.

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

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Closing date: 07 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 hours per week to include one day per week at College. Mon - Fri 6am - 1pm Opportunity to also work at evening and weekend events if desired to serve the food to clients.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    21 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    4 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Preparing a range of dishes from fresh ingredients each day from scratch for corporate events, individual events such as weddings and conferences and event venues such as Spetchley Park Gardens, the Lido and River Boat and various client locations throughout Worcestershire
  • Dishes include everything from gourmet dinners, canapes, cold and hot buffets, soups, quiches, to baking scones, cakes, making choux pastry - a huge variety each day depending on the client needs.
  • Opportunity to shadow other aspects of the business to learn event catering and on site customer facing catering
  • Assisting Chef to prepare client menues including cost efficient decision making and developing business skills

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communicator
  • Asks for help when unsure
  • Works well as part of a team
  • Serious interest in food

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude
  • Trustworthy
  • Enthusiastic
  • Keen to learn

Qualifications required

Level 2 NVQ Professional Cookery or equivalent experience is desired as it would be good to start with some basic knowledge of food and cookery techniques, but the main thing is to be willing to learn and progress.

Future prospects

The aim is to develop someone to join the business on a permanent basis and become a reliable member of the team.

Things to consider

Preparation and baking of all food is done from scratch using fresh ingredients at the Food Production kitchen in Norton each day, but there is also an opportunity to work at events serving the food to guests and clients as well including weddings, event functions, catering locations such as Spetchley Park and River Boat and supporting film and music companies with their catering needs. Must be able to travel to work in Norton and be prepared to start early each day. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

We're not just any catering company. We're Brookes Catering, and we come equipped with a passion for sensational food. With a pinch of creativity and a spoonful of innovation, we'll create the ideal menu for you to ensure that it's truly individual. Your event isn't just any event. It's a real occasion, and it deserves food that'll be the topic of conversation for days. From our cold buffets to our gourmet dinners, our attention to detail will put the finishing touch to your day.


Brookes Catering


Church Lane



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Training provider

  • Level 3 NVQ 
  • Chef de Partie Apprenticeship Standard 
  • Level 2 Maths and English Functional Skills if required

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Chef de Partie

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Heart of Worcestershire College


Jake Price

Employer's Application Instructions

Please ensure you create an account on the Heart of Worcestershire’s website via the link provided to apply for this vacancy. Please note: All interviews are booked via email-please check your inbox on a regular basis.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 07 Nov 2017