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Apprentice Chef Crown - Chef & Brewer

Chef and Brewer are looking for an individual with a relentless passion for delivering an outstanding customer experience, to join their team as an Apprentice Chef!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £196.80 - £267.30

  • Working week

    30 hours minimum, shift work including weekends.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    65 weeks

  • Possible start date

    04 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001753596

  • Positions

    1 available

The Chef & Brewer Collection brings together 141 beautiful, cosy country-style pubs, based in England and Wales, where everyone feels instantly at home. We take great pleasure in creating seriously good pub food and expertly curated drinks served by our friendly, knowledgeable team. At Chef & Brewer we're all about classic country pubs with the most welcoming environment. Visiting is never hard work or stressful -- our menus, service and atmosphere are all designed to deliver an irresistible, no hassle and simple experience.

As an Apprentice Chef you don't need to have tons of experience in a kitchen, though it can help. We'll teach you everything you need... All you need is a willingness to learn, a genuine love for all things food and the passion to create amazing dishes.

It's our people that make our pubs special and we think the best hospitality comes from people who can be themselves and show customers their personality.

Responsibilities included in this role:

  • Prepare, cook and present food to company specification
  • Keep kitchen clean, tidy and hygienic at all times
  • Work safely around kitchen equipment and monitor and deal with any maintenance issues
  • Keep up to date with new products, menus and promotions
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures and licensing laws
  • Be involved and contribute at all team meetings
  • Carry out instructions as given by management and head office

Benefits:

  • 33% staff discount at Greene King managed pubs
  • Friends and Family discount at Greene King managed pubs
  • Discounts off high-street retail brands
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enrolment into the company pension scheme (if eligible)
  • Access to Wagestream - providing a variety of financial tools to support money management
  • Up to 28 days holiday

What your apprenticeship includes:

  • A mixture of face to face and skype/phone catch ups every 4 - 6 weeks
  • A mixture of on and off the job training, including workshops and webinars
  • Reviews every 12 weeks with the Apprentice, Line Manager and Lifetime Trainer
  • Feedback sessions to discuss progress
  • Obtain Functional Skills in English and maths (if you don't already have GCSE or equivalent qualification)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Pride in delivering excellent customer service
  • Good teamwork ethic
  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Organised multitasker 
  • Creativity and imagination for food presentation

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about developing your skills in the hospitality sector
  • A willingness and desire to learn
  • A smart and tidy appearance
  • Tact and diplomacy for dealing with demanding customers
  • High standards of cleanliness and hygiene 
  • A flexibility to work weekends and evenings

Desired qualifications

No previous qualifications required!

Future prospects

Ongoing training and development.

Things to consider

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.


About the employer

Residing in the picturesque village of Penn, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Chiltern Hills, is the stunning Grade II listed 16th century pub restaurant, The Crown. One of two alehouses recorded in Penn in 1577, the Crown takes visitors back to a time when life moved at a slower pace. With its breathtaking views over the Buckinghamshire countryside, this tranquil venue invites the visitor to take it easy for an afternoon or evening, whether indoors in front of the real log fires or outdoors in the pub's beer garden, which rolls down the hillside.

Whatever the season, there's no lovelier or more idyllic place to savour a drink, a sumptuous Sunday lunch, a tasty seasonal special or a delectable dessert. A Grade II listed building, The Crown is thought to be one of two alehouses recorded in Penn in 1577 - the oldest part of the building being 16th century and built of red and grey brick with a tiled roof cover, with late 18th and 20th century additions. Situated at the edge of the village, with glorious views overlooking the Chiltern Hills, The Crown was once a five bedroomed inn hosting suppers for the workers from Penn House Estate and where large shooting parties were accommodated. A thriving hostelry, The Crown was owned by Penn Estate with the Daurvill family as landlords for over a century, dating from 1750.

The Garlands were then landlords from 1864 until 1929 when the inn was sold on. During World War II the pub was the base for the local Home Guard. Penn itself is the sort of picturesque small village that springs to mind when you recall England's 'green and pleasant land' with its extensively wooded hills and valleys criss-crossed by lanes and footpaths.

Employer

Crown - Chef & Brewer

Address

Church Rd/Witheridge Lane

High Wycombe

HP10 8NY

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Training

Training provider

LIFETIME TRAINING GROUP LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd

Contact

null recruitment@lifetimetraining.co.uk

  • Production Chef L2 Apprenticeship
  • Functional skills in maths and English

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Dec 2021