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Apprentice Chef Baydale Beck Inn

The Baydale Beck Pub would like to welcome an aspiring chef to their team, a family run business who strive to offer a personal and homely touch to their customers. Become part of the Baydale Beck family and start your career as a Commis Chef

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £150.00

  • Working week

    The business operates Monday - Sundays throughout the day and into the evenings, shifts will be agreed but will include some evenings and weekend work

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    11 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001709553

  • Positions

    1 available

Principal Responsibilities: 

  • 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
  • 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

  • Ability to communicate with a variety of people including colleagues, managers and customers
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Able to work under pressure and multi task
  • Self-motivation and a passion for cooking
  • Good work ethic and a commitment to learning
  • Culinary skills will be developed on the apprenticeship programme

Personal qualities

  • Proactive
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Confident and professional manner
  • Conscientious attitude
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Reliable

Desired qualifications

  • Essential - Minimum of GCSE Grade E/2 in maths and English (or the equivalent)
  • Desirable - GCSE Grade 9-4 / A* - C (or the equivalent)

Future prospects

  • This could lead to a long term position for the right candidate

Things to consider

  • 40 hours over 5 days including one day per week spent working towards qualifications at college. The remaining 32 hours will be spread over 4 days based at work
  • The kitchen is often very hot and stressful. The candidate will show stamina and commitment to achieving their apprenticeship

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

The Baydale Beck is a family-run pub, offering the personal and homely touch on the outskirts of Darlington

Employer

Baydale Beck Inn

Address

Low Coniscliffe

Darlington

DL2 2JX

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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 Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)


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