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Apprentice Commis Chef Cross Gaits Inn

We’re looking for an enthusiastic & creative chef to work with us. You’ll cater for our regular visitors, as well as a variety of events and weddings. We believe in developing our teams, so you will be treated as a professional whilst gaining some great experience in an establishment with a great reputation for food and beverage excellence.

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Closing date: 04 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,000.00 - £16,500.00

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful applicant will be passionate about creating innovative and exciting food, whilst having the ability to keep cool under pressure, and an eagerness to learn new skills.

To enhance our team, we are seeking a motivated individual incorporating the following tasks and responsibilities:

The successful candidate will report to our head chef and their key responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare, cook and present food with a high standard for both functions and for our restaurant service
  • Complying with all Health & Safety Policies.
  • Ensuring cleaning jobs are carried out correctly

Duties will include but will not be limited to:

  • Preparation of salads and vegetables
  • Preparation of fish, meat and poultry dishes
  • Soups and sauces
  • Pastry and bread making
  • Cooking and finishing hot dishes
  • Preparing desserts
  • Maintaining Health & Safety in the Kitchen
  • Cleaning after service

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Enthusiastic and motivated, with a good attention for detail and accuracy

Personal qualities

  • Be honest, reliable and trustworthy with the ability to use own initiative
  • Have a keen interest in food and ingredients

Desired qualifications

While there are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship, you may be required to do an Initial Assessment to ascertain your suitability for the course.

If you do not hold a qualification in Maths & English at Level 1, you will be required to pass Functional Skills in these subjects prior to the completion of the apprenticeship.

No other specific qualifications are required as full training will be given. 

Future prospects

A successful apprenticeship will lead to a permanent position.

The company is growing quite rapidly and there is progression available at this site or our sister site.

Things to consider

This role will involve working unsociable hours e.g. evenings and weekends and will be subject to a changeable shift.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

The Cross Gaits is a traditional, family run inn, nestled in the heart of the charming Lancashire village of Blacko. Set in rolling countryside close to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, The Cross Gaits is a Grade II listed building and has been operating for over 300 years. We are amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in a rural yet accessible location, attracting numerous visitors, many return time and time again to seek out the undoubted pleasures that The Cross Gaits has to offer.


Cross Gaits Inn


Beverley Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Craven College


Sarah Haworth 01756 693681

This is an Apprenticeship Standard as a Commis Chef and will include a combination of on and off the job training in the workplace. You will have monthly mentoring and guidance at work from a Craven College Learning & Development Advisor alongside weekly college attendance. After 12 months you will be entered to undertake an End Point Assessment, conducted by an assessor from City & Guilds, to complete your Apprenticeship.

More information on course content and assessment methods will be discussed at interview.

If candidates do not have A*-C (4-9) in Maths & English at GCSE there will be a requirement to do Functional Skills up to Level 2.

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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