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Apprentice Commis Chef Level 2 WHITBREAD FOODS LTD

Seeking an opportunity to kick start your catering career? At May's Café we are seeking an enthusiastic and hardworking apprentice commis chef to support the team with a variety of duties including food preparation, temperature checks and maintaining a safe and clean working environment. Your creativity will be recognised in this exciting role!

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £135.00 - £180.00

  • Working week

    30 hours a week. Days and shifts can vary from Monday to Sunday, but they will always fall between 8:30am - 4:30pm. This will be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    15 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001688507

  • Positions

    1 available

Seeking an opportunity to kick start your catering career? At May's Café we are seeking an enthusiastic and hardworking apprentice commis chef to support the team with a variety of duties including food preparation, temperature checks and maintaining a safe and clean working environment. 

You will also be a key member of the team in supporting with the preparation of nutritious lunches for a local pre-school nursery.

Your duties will include:

  • Assisting the chef with food preparation (e.g. sandwiches, salads, coleslaws, sweet treats)
  • Plating up dishes as instructed 
  • Assisting with service to customers
  • Temperature checking
  • Maintaining high levels of cleanliness in the kitchen and cafe 
  • Stock rotation and storage
  • Carrying out Health & Safety practices and maintaining Health & Safety records 

Your creativity will be recognised in this exciting role because there is also the opportunity to make your own dish and for it to appear on our menus and specials board!


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong Communication skills (verbal, listening, writing)
  • Good timekeeping skills (punctual)
  • Great teamwork skills and attention to detail
  • Previous kitchen experience is a big plus

Personal qualities

  • Passion and determination
  • Able to work on own initiative 
  • Positive outlook and outgoing personality
  • Creative and able to come up with new ideas
  • Pro-active and reliable
  • Able to work alone and within a team to support colleagues
  • Hardworking and able to work under pressure

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Grade 4-9/A*-C in English and maths (or equivalent e.g. Functional Skills Level 2) 

Future prospects

  • To potentially secure a permanent job and to progress with the company as a chef

Things to consider

The working shift pattern will vary each week and will include weekend working (on a rota basis). 

Extra hours may be available during the summer months if required by the employer and apprentice.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

Established in March 2020, May's Cafe is a Mother/Daughter-run cafe in a prime Burnham-on-Sea location.   

With a home-from-home style family atmosphere, we serve a variety of lunch/breakfast items including cakes and sweet treats as well as speciality tea and coffee.

We aim to keep our menus fresh and current whilst meeting our customer's needs.

We are also proud to cater for a local pre-school nursery.

Employer

WHITBREAD FOODS LTD

Address

1

Abingdon Street

Burnham-On-Sea

TA8 1PH

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Training

Training provider

WESTON COLLEGE OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Weston College

Contact

Naomi Judge 01934411437 Naomi.Judge@weston.ac.uk

  • Training to achieve level 2 commis chef standard
  • Workplace training and support
  • Workshop delivery at college
  • Functional skills in maths and English (if required) 
  • Regular assessor support 

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)


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