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Production Chef Apprentice CATERMOTIVE LTD

Due to expansion we would like to offer an opportunity to a high performing individual with extremely high standards to join us as an Apprentice. You will learn everything involved in being part of a successful Dark Kitchen.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £138.00

  • Working week

    Thursday-Monday 4pm-10pm

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    17 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001726164

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Ensuring food is prepared with the right equipment and in a safe manner 
  • Ensuring the food is cooked to the correct temperatures 
  • Sorting, portioning, storing and replenishing ingredients used at your station 
  • Ensuring the food preparation areas are kept clean and hygienic 
  • Washing utensils and dishes and making sure they are stored appropriately 
  • Disposing of rubbish and waste in a safe and hygienic manner 
  • Completing the relevant kitchen documentation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • High attention to detail
  • Quick learner
  • Good communications skills with other team members
  • Food preparations skills (ie chopping)
  • Fast paced worker
  • Be able to work independently when required as well as part of a team
  • Able to cope under pressure
  • Multi-tasking

Personal qualities

  • Hard working
  • Interest in cooking
  • Willing to learn
  • Friendly
  • Organised
  • Methodical
  • Confident
  • Reliable
  • Honest
  • Common sense
  • Sense of humour
  • Able to accept constructive criticism
  • Focussed

Desired qualifications

No formal qualifications.

Future prospects

The Apprenticeship role will lead to permanent employment as Kitchen Team Member of similar working hours and an increase in hourly wage. There would be no reason this Apprentice could not progress to Assistant Kitchen Manager within 12 months of completing the Apprenticeship, due to our expansion plans.

Things to consider

Always evening and weekend hours (ie anti-social!). Family ran business so sometimes emotions run high between family members! Bad language occassionally(!) used in high pressured kitchen environment. Music played quite loud to lift energy at busy times. Potential interaction with Deliveroo drivers, but rarely general public. This is not a customer facing role. Working with and preparing raw meats (ie cutting through ribs) - may not sit well with a vegetarian/vegan. Hot working environment during Summer months.

Any GCSE, A Level or other qualifications in food or hospitality related subjects would be an advantage, but not essential. Current business plan is to open 5 Kitchens across Worcestershire/Warwickshire in 5 years, so potential for promotion for employees who join us in Year 1 is huge.ications in food or hospitality related subjects would be an advantage, but not essential. Current business plan is to open 5 Kitchens across Worcestershire/Warwickshire in 5 years, so potential for promotion for employees who join us in Year 1 is huge.


About the employer

Mutiny Kitchens (Redditch) are a food delivery service operating exclusively through Deliveroo. This family run business operates from a large commercial kitchen based in Lakeside, Redditch. We are the 'dark kitchen' behind 5 of the Top 7 highest rated restaurants on Deliveroo in our area. We launched our business in March and have since gone from strength to strength surpassing all sales targets and customer expecations. Our food is prepared and presented to restaurant quality standard and delivered to the customer in time-frames which are gold standard for our industry. We have gone from 5 staff to 12 staff within the space of 3 months and now require more evening/weekend staff to help achieve our plans of launching a further 3 brands before the end of July.

We operate a friendly working kitchen environment for our staff - we're a fairly relaxed bunch - we have music on, have some banter, etc but we do ask that all staff are busy doing something at all times, be mindful of hygiene regulations with everything they do, and be able to step up to a 'second gear' where needed and be focussed during busy peak time evening and weekend service.

Employer

CATERMOTIVE LTD

Address

Unit 7

New Meadow Road

Redditch

B98 8YW

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Training

Training provider

SMART TRAINING AND RECRUITMENT LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Smart Training & Recruitment

Contact

Smart Training nasvacancies@smarttar.co.uk

  • Production Chef Intermediate Level Apprenticeship Level 2
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)


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