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Production Chef Apprentice Heather Amos

Gray’s Coffee Shop - As a member of the kitchen team, you will be expected to deliver high quality food for our customers. You will be a team player, with a passion for food. You will be confident in talking to customers and other team members. Food hygiene will be of utmost importance.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Minimum 30 hours a week over 5 days. Monday - Saturday 8.00am - 4.00pm (1 day off + college)

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

At Gray’s, you will be part of a small team working to deliver a fantastic dining experience for our customers. The role is primarily based in the kitchen, working alongside one of our chefs. Daily tasks will include:

  • Preparing ingredients and menu items, ensuring recipes and presentation standards are followed. We offer a simple breakfast and lunch menu and ever changing specials
  • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness at all times
  • Adhering to safety and hygiene regulations at all times
  • Assisting the team with menu ideas
  • Controlling wastage
  • Serving customers
  • It is a very fast paced environment and you will need to be good working under pressure

The coffee shop currently operates 9-3 Monday to Saturday, with the plan to open evenings longer term. The role will be required to work outside of these hours for opening prep and closing clean downs.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic understanding of English and Maths

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic, confident, reliable, flexible, positive and outgoing
  • Able to work on your own initiative and take direction, ability to work at a fast pace, passionate about food and offering great customer service

Desired qualifications

No formal qualifications required. Level 1 functional skills in maths and English must be achieved prior to gateway and the learner must also attempt their level 2 maths and English exams. Functional skills does not apply if the apprentice already holds a grade A-C/9-4 in both English and maths.

Future prospects

The opportunity of a full time, permanent position at Gray’s.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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About the employer

We are a local coffee shop who serve breakfast, lunch, sweet treats and drinks. Longer term we are looking at doing pop-up evenings with different food themes. We work in a busy, fast paced environment and great quality food and customer service is of the highest importance. We work hard to build a loyal customer base who want to continue to dine and drink with us.


Heather Amos



Commercial Street


LS26 0AP

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Training provider

Luminate Education Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leeds City College


0113 2846464

Level 2 Production Chef Standard Production chefs work as part of a team in time-bound and often challenging kitchen environments, for example; schools, hospitals, the Armed Forces, care homes and high street casual dining or pub kitchens. They report to the Senior Production chef or appropriate line manager. Production chefs are likely to work with centrally developed standardised recipes and menus, producing food often in high volumes. They apply highly methodical organisational skills, energy, accuracy, attention to detail and are mindful of the importance of sustainability and protecting the environment. Knowledge and Skills gained from this apprenticeship: maintain excellent standards of personal, food and kitchen hygiene ensure compliance to procedures, menu specifications and recipes. produce food meeting portion controls, and budgetary constraints adapting and produce dishes to meet special dietary, religious and allergenic requirements follow, complete and maintain production schedules, legislative and quality standard documentation use specialist kitchen equipment communicate internally and externally with customers and colleagues commit to personal development activities Assessment: The apprenticeship is aligned to professional recognition from Employers within the Food and drink sector.

The end-point assessment is synoptic and takes place at the end of the apprentice’s learning and development, after a minimum of 15 month’s on programme learning. It will consist of an On-demand test, a practical observation, this is then followed by a professional discussion. These are carried out after the apprentice has met the required criteria to pass the Gateway process. The apprenticeship is graded a pass, distinction or fail based on performance in the end-point assessment.

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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