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Chef de Partie Apprentice The Plough

The Plough are looking for an Apprentice Chef de Partie to join their team. The successful candidate will be working alongside the Head Chef.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    This would traditionally vary but could be set if required to allow college attendance. Times again can vary but generally 12-9 with a 2-hour break between 15:00 and 17:00. Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the kitchen team to prepare both the kitchen and the menu items ready for service
  • To prepare items to order whilst following individual dish SOP’s
  • Following instructions from senior chef upon arrival to prepare your daily workstation
  • Prep throughout service ensuring you are always ready to deliver your designated menu dishes
  • Keep a clean and tidy workstation throughout your shift

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Someone who is passionate, hardworking, and enthusiastic
  • Someone who wants to work for a good company that rewards good people
  • Someone who loves food and loves the hustle and bustle of a busy kitchen environment

Desired qualifications

Experience of working in a kitchen is desirable but not essential.

Future prospects

We are a growing company with a number of properties throughout the North West that are all centred around food and drinks. As an organisation we want to work with good likeminded people who share our passion for the industry. If candidates display these attributes and love the business as much as we do, a position within our organisation would certainly be made available.

Things to consider

The Plough is not on a public transport route so having your own car would be desirable. Kitchen hours do include both evening and weekend work.

About the employer

We are AA 5 Gold Star Inn & one Rosette standard Inn. We are the first pub to be bought by Cricketer’s Inns Ltd and ultimately are looking to grow the group to anywhere between 6 and 10 properties over the next few years.

Managing Director Paul Spencer was for many years a director at the Drunken Duck Inn, Barngates Brewery and also the Punchbowl at Crosthwaite.

The Plough is a very busy, high turnover quality food operation with a brigade of 6/7 chefs.


The Plough


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Kendal College


Stephanie Beqo 07986 827 847

Level 3 Chef De Partie apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

The role of a Chef de Partie is vital in any commercial kitchen environment. You will be required to run a particular section of the kitchen, either independently or overseeing a team of commis chefs in that area. 

You will develop your skills in this area and learn how to manage the team, ensuring the area remains clean and orderly at all times and that your team complete their roles in a timely way. You will be reporting to the senior chef in the kitchen and will need to follow their instructions carefully to ensure the smooth running of the service.

During this apprenticeship you may wish to broaden your skills by running different sections of the kitchen or following achievement progress to more senior leadership or management roles.

Apprenticeship standard

Chef de partie

Level 3 (A level)

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