Commis Chef Apprentice SAISAKI LIMITED

An apprentice commis chef is required for our busy sushi and tachinomi bar and dining rooms which specialises in Japanese cuisine. We are a highly professional team and require a hardworking and enthusiastic person to join and train alongside us. A passion for pastry is also important as we wish to increase our pastry offer.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £200.00

  • Working week

    40 hours pw, by agreement, including weekend and evening working. A five day working week, including one day at college.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001320257

  • Positions

    1 available

An apprentice commis chef is required for our busy sushi and tachinomi bar and dining rooms which specialises in Japanese cuisine. Fulltraining will be provided at Harlow College, on day release and in the business by our chef team.

  • A passion for food and creating wonderful food from the finest ingredients is a primary requirement for a chef at SAISAKI.
  • As a commis chef, you will initially be working on food preparation for our range of starters and mains.
  • You will be working with other qualified chefs and working towards preparation of our entire range, including our specialist suchi and fish dishes.
  •  A passion for pastry work is also important, as we wish to increase our pastry and desert offer.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A passion for food and creating amazing food from the finest ingredients is a primary requirement for a chef..
  • As a commis chef, you will initially be working in our larder team, on food preparation for our range of starters and deserts.
  • You will be working with other qualified chefs and working towards preparation of our entire range, including our specialist fish dishes. Basic professional kitchen skills are required

Personal qualities

Being reliable, creative, passionate and hard-working are the personal qualities required to be a commis chef.

Qualifications required

A formal qualification in catering is preferred, but not essential, however a passion for food is the best qualification.

Future prospects

There is a good opportunity to progress with the company and within the profession.

Things to consider

Working as a chef requires working at many differing non-standard hours; we are a service industry. Please note that late nights, early mornings and weekend working are standard in this industry.

About the employer

SUSHI & TACHINOMI BAR is the only traditional Tachinomi bar and restaurant in Essex. Tachinomi bars in Japan are traditional standing bars, however we also have seats, stools and tables for our guests. We are located in busy and popular Epping High Street, within each reach of London via the Underground and with good access to the M11 and M25. Our food is a blend of traditional Japanese cuisine and Eurasian dishes. Our service and style is unique.

Employer

SAISAKI LIMITED

Address

199

High Street, off Cottis Lane

Epping

CM16 4BL

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Training provider

Training for the role of Commis Chef will be provided by both harlow College and also the Head Chef at the place of work.

The apprentice will be assessed to the apprenticeship standard using four complementary assessment methods.  The apprenticeship includes Pass and Distinction grades with the final grade based on the apprentice’s combined performance in each assessment activity.

The assessment activities will be completed by the independent end assessor as follows:

  • 90 minute on demand multiple choice test
  • 3 hour observation of the apprentice in the working environment
  • 2 hour observation in a controlled environment
  • 40 minute structured meeting involving the assessor, apprentice and employer

Based on the entry requirements the minimum duration for this apprenticeship is 12 months.

Progression from this apprenticeship is expected to be into a chef de partie role or senior production chef role.

This apprenticeship standard is set at level 2.

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Commis Chef

Training provider

HARLOW COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Harlow College

Contact

Gary Salisbury 01279 868212


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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017