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Apprentice Chef de Partie- The Hawthorns Braintree- Braintree The Hawthorns

Preparing and serving three meals a day under the supervision of Head Chef and Sous Chef. You will work towards a Level 3 Chef de Partie apprenticeship standard.

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

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Closing date: 01 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £216.45 to £427.50

    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

    5 days out of 7, between 09:00 and 19:30, days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 45.00

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As part of this Apprenticeship, you will be enrolled on to the Level 2 Chef de Partie training programme.

You will be supported by your employer and by your training provider whereby you will be given a dedicated Skills Tutor who will visit you on a 4 – 6 weekly basis and deliver a bespoke teaching and learning session as well as coach and give feedback also support you with your evidence collation.

The programme will last around 15 months and at the end you will complete an end point assessment.

Main purpose of the job:

To help prepare: nutritious, appetising, attractive meals and desserts. Work as a team with other food service staff members to provide smooth, efficient, and safe operation of the kitchen area. All company policies and procedures must be followed, including menus and portion control requirements.

Scope of the role:

Main responsibilities:

  • Prepare, season and cook food for residents, customers, visitors, special functions and employees, primarily at supper time. Must follow prescribed sanitation policies
  • Deliver exceptional customer service
  • Perform, if necessary, any food service team duties for continual operation of the facility

Specific duties:

  • Review menus and daily log to determine the type and quantities of meats, vegetables, salads, and/or soups and desserts to be prepared
  • Prepare all food following company menus and recipes, including residents’ special dietary requirements
  • Prepare all food for serving using company portion control standards
  • Follow safe food handling procedures
  • Work as a team member with other food service staff to ensure a smooth, efficient and safe operation of the kitchen area and meal service
  • Serve food attractively and punctually
  • Oversee preparation and set up of serving trolleys
  • Follow correct procedures for covering, labelling, dating and storing food in a timely manner
  • Clean up all meal preparation and service areas including but not limited to, pots and pans, kitchen surfaces, walls, and floors. Follow the cleaning schedule for specific cleaning assignments
  • Maintain a focus on customer satisfaction and resolve any food complaints as required
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Head Chef

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • General all round cooking skills
  • Have knowledge of safe food handling practices
  • Organisational skills and the ability to meet time deadlines on an on-going basis with regard to food service

Personal qualities

  • Also being able to meet individual resident dietary needs effectively and courteously when they arise
  • Ability to perform well in role and pay attention to detail
  • Be organised and have the ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • Constantly maintaining and expressing a positive and professional image and attitude
  • Responding positively and constructively when criticism is received
  • Ability to resolve complaints/problems effectively and perform well in role
  • Ability to work as individual and part of a team, and to build strong working relationships
  • Positive attitude, self-motivated with a flexible approach
  • Able to work under own initiative, to manage time effectively and prioritize workload

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

Promotion within the business upon completion.

About the employer

Independent Living Retirement community. Providing three meals a day in our restaurant style dining room.


The Hawthorns


Meadow Park



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Training provider

Qube Learning

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Qube Qualifications And Development Limited



Level 3 Chef de Partie apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Chef de partie

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Jun 2022