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Apprentice Chef Wensleydale Dairy Products Ltd

Are you a forward-thinking, creative and talented individual who would like to join our award winning catering team? Working as part of an ambitious team, you will be working with fresh local produce and our handcrafted artisan cheese within a 'Taste of England' Silver award-winning restaurant.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £184.80 to £356.40

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    5 days a week, alternative weekends with the occasional evening

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    07 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001708886

  • Positions

    1 available

Wensleydale Creamery are looking to fill a number of positions, including Commis Chef, Chef de Partie and Sous Chef who will champion the use of local produce, and would enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and be committed to helping take Calvert’s Restaurant and 1897 Coffee Shop to the next level.

Principal responsibilities will include: 

  • Learn different procedures of food preparation 
  • Prepare ingredients for dishes upon the instructions of the Chef
  • Assist in operating commercial cooking equipment such as stoves, cookers, ovens, and fryers 
  • Make sure that food supplies are stored properly and used resourcefully 
  • Ensure that food items are properly rotated in refrigerators and dealt with according to the restaurant’s policies 
  • Help the Chef in cooking activities by providing input and managing work 
  • Set up food stations by following Chef’s orders 
  • Make sure that recipes are followed properly during food preparation and cooking time
  • Handle portion control requirements and presentation standards
  • Arrange food items aesthetically on serving plates
  • Make sure that the kitchen is clean and organised at all times 
  • Ensure that best food practices and kitchen hygiene protocols are adhered to 
  • Provide guidance to kitchen staff in upholding high culinary standards 
  • Make sure that all leftover food is stored properly
  • Assist in checking food deliveries for both quantity and quality standards
  • Provide input into stock rotation activities and make sure that food inventory is in check
  • Learn and employ the basics of food aesthetics in sync with the restaurant’s set instructions
  • Maintain a “clean as you go” work ethic

N.B. This job description is designed to give you an overall view of the job and is not a definitive list of tasks.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills with a variety of people including colleagues, managers, and customers
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Culinary skills will be developed on the apprenticeship programme

Personal qualities

  • Proactive
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Confident and professional manner
  • Conscientious attitude
  • Reliable
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Able to work under pressure and multitask
  • Self-motivation and a passion for cooking
  • Good work ethic and a commitment to learning

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of GCSEs at grades E/2 (or equivalent) in maths and English

Desirable:

  • GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent)

Future prospects

This could lead to a long-term position for the right candidate upon completion of this apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The kitchen is often very hot and stressful. The candidate will show stamina and commitment to achieving their apprenticeship.

The Wensleydale Creamery is an award-winning, independent traditional cheese-maker and specialist blender of cheese with ingredients, situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Home of the famous Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese (PGI), we use traditional methods to handcraft cheese, using milk from local farms, as well as being innovative with the development of new cheese recipes and formats, plus other dairy products.

Operating across two sites (Hawes & Kirkby Malzeard, near Ripon), we supply multiple & independent retailers throughout the UK, wholesalers, manufacturers, and also export our wide range of products around the world.

Our Creamery at Hawes is also home to a thriving Visitor Centre, where we welcome 300k visitors per year.

We pride ourselves on taking care of our team, providing opportunities for career development. We have seen exciting developments and growth over the past 28 years, and have ambitious plans for the future.


About the employer

The Wensleydale Creamery, based at Hawes in Wensleydale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is home of the famous Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese and a popular Visitor Centre.

 

Employer

Wensleydale Dairy Products Ltd

Address

Hawes Creamery

Gayle Lane

Hawes

DL8 3RN

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Training

Training provider

DARLINGTON COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Darlington College

Contact

Kay Sherwen 07483103284 ksherwen@darlington.ac.uk

Commis Chef Level 2 Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)


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