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Apprentice Chef Stonebridge Inn

Daily Tasks include food preparation, preparing for lunch and dinner service, General cleaning of kitchen in quiet periods. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

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Closing date: 22 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £150.50

    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

    Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    23 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001728719

  • Positions

    2 available

Responsibilities 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

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

  • Self – Motivation
  • Passion for cooking
  • Good work ethic
  • Commitment to learning
  • Proactive
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Confident and professional manner
  • Conscientious attitude
  • Reliable

Desired qualifications

Essential:

  • 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

  • Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship programme, it could lead to a long term career

Things to consider

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

We are a Traditional Pub & Restaurant boasting delicious home-made food and a great selection of Beer,

Lager, Spirits, Wine, Soft Drinks and Freshly made Coffee. Served all day, Every day.

We offer a relaxing family friendly atmosphere and guarantee a warm welcome.

Employer

Stonebridge Inn

Address

Stonebridge

Durham

DH1 3RX

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Training

Training provider

NEW COLLEGE DURHAM

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by New College Durham

The successful candidate will study the Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • The knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined in the standard will be achieved via various methods including attending off the job training at New College Durham 1 day per week, on the job training provided by the employer, workplace observations and assessments and developing work based evidence to ensure by the end point assessment you can showcase your competency, knowledge and skills level to the independent assessor

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)


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