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The Dorchester Commis Chef Apprenticeship Dorchester Hotel

Chef Apprenticeship position available to learn the preparation and cooking of all fresh ingredients on site. This will include meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, breakfast, banqueting and desserts. You will learn basic kitchen skills and in addition learn about food hygiene, health & safety, storage and cleaning.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £348.00

  • Working week

    4 days in workplace, 1 day at college. Weekly shift patterns and rotas to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    01 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001718326

  • Positions

    1 available

Chef Apprenticeship position available to learn the preparation and cooking of all fresh ingredients on site. This will include meat, fish, poultry, vegetables, breakfast, banqueting and desserts. You will learn basic kitchen skills and in addition learn about food hygiene, health & safety, storage and cleaning.

The Dorchester boasts some of the finest restaurants in London. The 3 Michelin star Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is accompanied by The Grill, The Promenade as well as our event spaces which host opulent banquets for high profile clients. Development opportunities are incredibly important considerations for all our head chefs and they rely on our apprentice chefs to become key members of the kitchen team.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent personal presentation
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • A strong interest in food - preparing and cooking ingredients
  • This is a practical position
  • Motivation is key
  • Flexible to the needs of the job/industry
  • Willing to learn
  • Reliable

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE English and maths grades A*-D/9-3 (or equivalent)
  • GCSE cookery/food tech desirable (or equivalent)

Future prospects

  • Progression within your job role and organisation with the potential to complete further Apprenticeships and training relevant to your role as you progress

Things to consider

  • Remember you will be active all day!
  • You will be working in a hot and busy kitchen
  • You will work a rota which may require you to work weekends and evenings.
  • Please research location and consider your commute in terms of time and cost prior to applying for the role

About the employer

The Dorchester boasts some of the finest restaurants in London. The 3 Michelin star Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is accompanied by The Grill, The Promenade as well as our event spaces which host opulent banquets for high profile clients. Development opportunities are incredibly important considerations for all our head chefs and they rely on our apprentice chefs to become key members of the kitchen team.

Employer

Dorchester Hotel

Address

53

Park Lane

London

W1K 1QA

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Training

Training provider

WESTMINSTER KINGSWAY COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Westminster Kingsway College - Hospitality 'Workforce Development

Contact

Susan Milbank susan.milbank@westking.ac.uk

On the job training 4 days a week and also 1 day a week at WKC Commis Chef Apprenticeship standard Functional Skills English and maths at Level 1, progressing to level 2. 

Please note that 20% of working hours required as off the job training.

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)


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