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Apprentice Chef The Old Yard Tapas Bar

Join a great place to work in the heart of Darlington. This is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring Chef to gain the knowledge, experience, and qualifications to embark on a successful career in a well established town centre business.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £161.70 to £311.85

    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

    Days and shifts to be confirmed. The business operates Monday - Sunday generally between 10.00am - 10.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001741976

  • Positions

    2 available

Principal responsibilities will 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 businesss 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

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

  • Proactive
  • Friendly and outgoing
  • Confident and professional manner
  • Conscientious attitude
  • Reliable
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Able to work under pressure and multitask
  • Self-motivation and a passion for cooking
  • Good work ethic and a commitment to learning

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

  • This could lead to a long-term position for the right candidate upon completion of this apprenticeship

Things to consider

This is a great opportunity to become part of a friendly team in a well established town centre business, you would enjoy your meals while at work and salaries are reviewed after the initial 3 months

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 when they attend Darlington College.


About the employer

WELCOME TO THE AWARD-WINNING OLD YARD TAPAS BAR.

We are confident that over the last 20 years, since opening in 1995, The Tapas Bar has developed an understanding of the wishes and expectations of our local, national and international clientele, with a view to providing an appropriate blend of traditional authenticity, hospitality and exceptional ambiance. All this combined offers a unique experience of the Mediterranean approach to eating and drinking.

As the name Tapas Bar suggests, we are not a formal Restaurant, with all activity including ordering, directed through the bar. So, enjoy a drink or two and feel the famous tapas bar experience!Just a brief perusal of the tapas menu will indicate our aim to producing a balance of Spanish and Greek flavour in our cuisine. What some may consider to be a strange or unusual alliance between vibrant Spain and laid-back Greece inspires “tapas bar” to relish the cultural appetite which is so singularly appropriate to both the Spanish and Greek passion for food and life.

Using the freshest ingredients and top quality local and imported produce, we ensure you receive the best taste!

Employer

The Old Yard Tapas Bar

Address

98

Bondgate

Darlington

DL3 7JY

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Training

Training provider

DARLINGTON COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Darlington College

Contact

Kay Sherwen 07483 103284 ksherwen@darlington.ac.uk

  • Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)


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