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Chef Apprentice Great Western Hotel

Do you have a passion for cooking with fresh, locally sourced ingredients? Do you want to work in some of the most sought-after locations in the South-West? We are now looking for our next intake of chef apprentices, providing a great opportunity for anyone wishing to start a career in cooking.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £205.80

  • Working week

    Varied shifts throughout week.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001762164

  • Positions

    2 available

Do you have a passion for cooking with fresh, locally sourced ingredients? Do you want to work in some of the most sought-after locations in the South-West? We are now looking for our next intake of chef apprentices, providing a great opportunity for anyone wishing to start a career in cooking.

Duties include:

  • Preparing, cooking and finishing basic dishes 
  • Health, safety and security of the working environment including food safety and hygiene practices
  • Food waste management and minimisation
  • Professional behaviours – timekeeping, attendance, following company standards, reliability, communication
  • Work within budgets
  • Understanding the supply chain and how to work with suppliers
  • Risks in a work environment and how to manage them
  • Working as part of a team
  • Meeting targets and effectively controlling resources

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Essential:

  • We are looking for hands-on, passionate and energetic individuals that work well within a team, are self-motivated and have a passion for food

Desirable:

  • You may have some experience in the kitchen or just have a desire to start a career as a chef

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude
  • Desire to start a career as a chef
  • Outgoing
  • Self motivated
  • Good communicator
  • Adaptable

Desired qualifications

Essential:

  • GCSE or equivalent Grade 4/C or above in maths, English and science or will need to sit Functional Skills qualification

Desirable:

  • Previous hospitality experience

Future prospects

On completion of successful apprenticeship, there may be an opportunity for a full time position


About the employer

Our venues are exciting places to be, dynamic, high volume and fast paced whilst also offering high quality locally-sourced food and outstanding beers. The desirable locations across the South West mean our pubs experience significant seasonal demand over the summer, with holidaymakers flocking to experience our hospitality. As part of the St Austell Brewery family, we are proud of our heritage and independence. We remain family owned with family values. We’re delighted to have been awarded the Investors in People Gold status to acknowledge what we have created for our people. We produce award-winning beers and have pubs and hotels spanning across the South West from Bath & Bristol to the Isles of Scilly.

Employer

Great Western Hotel

Address

Cliff Road

Newquay

TR7 2NE

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Training

Training provider

TRURO AND PENWITH COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Truro College

Contact

Tammy McDermott 01872305025 Tammym@truro-penwith.ac.uk

Knowledge

The programme involves developing effective knowledge, behaviours and skills in four main areas – culinary, people, business and food safety with specific topics including:

  • Preparing, cooking and finishing basic dishes including fish and shellfish, poultry, meat, game, stocks and sauces, bread and dough, rice and pasta, soups, vegetables and pulses, egg dishes, hot and cold desserts, cakes and biscuits
  • Health, safety and security of the working environment including food safety and hygiene practices
  • Food waste management and minimisation
  • Professional behaviours – timekeeping, attendance, following company standards, reliability, communication
  • Importance of working within budgets
  • Understanding the supply chain and how to work with suppliers
  • Risks in a work environment and how to manage them
  • Taste – basic flavour profile, seasoning, herbs and spices
  • Correct techniques including common knives, tools and equipment
  • Key allergens
  • Working as part of a team
  • Meeting targets and effectively controlling resources

Skills

  • Contribute to reviewing and refreshing menus in line with business and customer requirements
  • Use available technology in line with business procedures and guidelines to achieve the best result
  • Measure dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately
  • Use correct knives and knife skills when preparing food and use the correct equipment when preparing, cooking and presenting food
  • Store, prepare and cook ingredients correctly to deliver a quality product that is safe for the consumer
  • Develop own skills and knowledge through training and experiences
  • Support team members to produce dishes and menu items on time to quality standards
  • Perform role to the best of own ability in line with the business values and culture
  • Follow instruction to meet targets and effectively control resources
  • Undertake all tasks with due care and attention, reporting risks in the appropriate manner

Behaviours

  • Show enthusiasm for keeping up to date with business and industry trends
  • Use technology and equipment in line with training
  • Pay attention to detail and work consistently to achieve standards
  • Demonstrate care and attention when using knives and equipment
  • Has an appreciation of ingredients
  • Demonstrate high personal hygiene standards
  • Take pride in own role through an enthusiastic and professional approach to tasks

 

Apprenticeship standard

Commis 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