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Apprentice Chef at Cafe Italissimo Middleton St George Cafe Italissimo

Join a great place to work in Middleton St George: This is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring Chef to gain the knowledge, experience, and qualifications to embark on a successful career with opportunity to progress.

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Closing date: 17 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £150.00

  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be confirmed. The business operates Monday - Sunday generally between 8.00am - 4.00pm and may include some evenings generally on a Friday and Saturday

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001761205

  • 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

  • Wage is decided on age and experience
  • 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)

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

Cafe Italissimo are an Italian inspired caffe and Deli serving Italian coffee and sweet treats.

Employer

Cafe Italissimo

Address

12

Middleton Lane

Darlington

DL2 1BW

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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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