Apprentice Chef Blackburn Pub & Eatery

We are looking to recruit an apprentice chef who is passionate about a career in the industry to join our team for our popular eatery.

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Closing date: 25 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Minimum of 30 hours per week. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking to recruit an apprentice chef who is passionate about a career in the industry to join our team for our popular eatery. Working with our head chef and his team we need an apprentice chef to help prepare and cook our varied menu that uses local fresh ingredients.

You will gain great experience here whilst also attending The City of Liverpool College as part of an apprenticeship programme one day per week (term time).

We have a vacancy for an apprentice chef at our popular Eatery/ restaurant in Allerton Road. We use locally sourced, fresh ingredients and the main duties and responsibilities for our apprentice commis chef are:

  • Maintain health, hygiene and safety when storing and preparing food
  • Prepare basic vegetable dishes
  • Prepare basic meat and poultry dishes
  • Prepare pasta dishes
  • Prepare basic soups
  • Prepare basic fish dishes
  • Prepare different desserts
  • Set up and close kitchen
  • Take directions and guidance from supervisors and managers.
  • Help set up and close down the kitchens

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ideally some previous experience in food preparation
  • Able to work in a food preparation environment

Personal qualities

  • Confidence in ability to succeed
  • Flexible
  • Commitment to the role
  • Willing to learn (in work and College)
  • Able to keep calm and positive in a pressured environment

Qualifications required

  • Ideally a Level 1 catering/hospitality qualification.
  • Minimum of Entry Level 3 in Maths and English but a real passion and interest in cooking is the key to this role.

Future prospects

The prospect of a full-time role is here on successful completion of your apprenticeship programme.

Things to consider

Other Important Information Working in the catering industry requires dedication, commitment, and hard work, many of the hours are anti-social and involve late finishes, so suitable travel arrangements need to be considered. Working in an intimate kitchen in close proximity with other chefs, working under pressure, and long days standing.

About the employer

Coq Au Van are a local popular eatery serving a wide range of menu items to appeal to a variety of tastes, from Sunday roasts to Brunches, fish platters to vegetarian choices, based on Allerton Road.


Blackburn Pub & Eatery


135 Allerton Road

Mossley Hill


L18 2DD

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Training provider

Level 2 NVQ in Catering and Professional Chefs – one day per week at Duke Street site in Liverpool city centre.

Functional Skills in English and Maths if required.

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider

Liverpool Community College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The City of Liverpool College


Nikki Smith 0151 252 3163

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Closing date: 25 Oct 2017