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Production Chef Apprentice Below Decks Ltd

The Below Decks team have a fantastic opportunity for passionate apprentices to become part of our kitchen team in our newly refurbished restaurant as Commis Chef. As Commis Chef you will form part of our kitchen team and will work closely with our Head Chef and Sous Chef to provide the best quality and experience to our guests.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £240.00

  • Working week

    Days: Monday to Friday, times TBD.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001826694

  • Positions

    2 available

  • Central Torquay Harbourside Location 
  • Excellent Tips 
  • Uniform 
  • Meals on Duty 
  • Staff Discount 
  • 5 days from 7 

The Below Decks team have an opportunity for passionate apprentices to become part of our kitchen team in our newly refurbished restaurant as Commis Chef. 

Below Decks is a beautiful restaurant on Beacon Quay, overlooking Torquay’s historic harbour. Baked in sunshine from sunrise to sunset, the full flavour of our fabulous harbour is available in the unique environment of Torquay harbour restaurant Below Decks. 

As Commis Chef you will form part of our kitchen team and will work closely with our Head Chef and Sous Chef to provide the best quality and experience to our guests. 

The ideal candidate will have a passion for food and have a keenness to learn and help the team in a fast paced kitchen environment. 

Your main duties will consist of: 

  • Assisting with stock rotation/Cleaning stations 
  • Contributing to maintaining kitchen and food safety standards. 
  • Helping with deliveries and restocking 
  • Cooking and preparing elements of high quality dishes 
  • Assisting other Chefs 

Our team will support and train you in every aspect of food/kitchen management and help develop your skills in what is a demanding but very rewarding profession. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good teamworking skills
  • Excelllent Communication

Personal qualities

  • Able to work on own intiative#
  • Polite
  • Well presented

Desired qualifications

  • English and Maths GCSEs at grade C/4 or above (or equivelant)

Future prospects

We at Below Decks believe all our team have the potential to grow and we endeavour to help develop our team members to realise their career aspirations. Below Decks is part of a larger holding company named Bold Ayres Ltd which has plans to expand its portfolio of hospitality venues soon, thus the scope for future senior positions and progression is endless. 

As a Production Chef and Apprentice we would see your journey with the company and to progress through the ranks to be our potential Head Chefs of the future.  

We will hold regular appraisals to review your progress in work and at school and support you all the way to achieve your goals. 


About the employer

Below Decks is a beautiful seafood restaurant on Beacon Quay, overlooking Torquay’s historic harbour. Baked in sunshine from sunrise to sunset, the full flavour of our fabulous harbour is available in the unique environment of Torquay harbour restaurant Below Decks. 

We pride ourselves on being one of the most well loved and visited fish restaurants in Torquay. We have a number of amazing seafood dishes available as well as a more traditional menu. Choose between our fish dishes such as sea bass, mussels and calamari. 

 

Watch the marine world go by with our picturesque alfresco seating. If the weather takes a turn for the worse, Below Decks has a superb indoor environment can cater for any of your function needs. 

Our Torquay harbour restaurant and bar is proud to locally source our produce, ensuring the freshest ingredients make it to your plate and we specialise in beautifully cooked fish dishes.  

Our signature dish, Moules ‘n’ Frites, is famous across the English Riviera! 

Employer

Below Decks Ltd

Address

50

The Terrace

Torquay

TQ1 1DD

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Training

Training provider

SOUTH DEVON COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Devon College

Contact

Lenka Rowsell lenkaroswell@southdevon.ac.uk

As well as training on the job you will also be provided with one day a week at college where you will study your apprenticeship, working towards your Production Chef Diploma.

Apprenticeship standard

Senior production chef

Level 3 (A level)


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