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Apprentice Commis Chef Devonshire Arms

We are an experienced and ambitious team with a view to achieving culinary awards and industry recognition. We are enthusiastic about the apprenticeship programme and are looking for the right person to join the team and be part of the journey!

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £240.00

  • Working week

    5 days out of 7 including weekend work. Start time: dependant on day/business - usually start either at 10am, 12pm or 4pm Finish: dependant on day and business but finish at 6pm, 9pm or 10pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001827000

  • Positions

    1 available

The main aspect of the role is to support the Head Chef in all areas of menu preparation and service. An excellent opportunity to initially learn the basic culinary skills with the opportunity to progress quickly under his one-to-one training and guidance.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation of raw ingredients, across all food types
  • Cooking skills from basic level to advanced
  • Move through each section of the kitchen learning the required skills, such as sauce, butchery, desserts, starters etc.
  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene
  • Taking deliveries and dealing with stock rotation
  • Ordering and administration
  • Training in menu planning
  • Training in kitchen due diligence

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good timekeeping skills
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Excellent personal hygiene
  • Good listener
  • Ability to learn and be passionate about food
  • Versatility
  • Able to work as part of a team

Desired qualifications

Candidates will ideally have a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grades D/3 or above (or equivalent) including maths & English

No other qualifications are required as full training will be given.

If you do not hold a qualification in maths & English at level 2, you will be required to do Functional Skills in these subjects prior to the completion of the apprenticeship.

Future prospects

We do have future opportunities to join the team, level would dependant on competence.

Things to consider

If candidates are relying on public transport to travel to work, they must look into transport links before applying due to the rural location.

Shift information: 

  • Majority of shifts will be straight and not split
  • Shifts will be on a rota for each week. The candidate will get 1 full weekend off each month (to be arranged in advance)

About the employer

6-bedroom Country Inn with a modern seasonal menu, separate dining room and traditional bar.

Employer

Devonshire Arms

Address

Grassington Road

Skipton

BD23 6LA

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Training

Training provider

CRAVEN COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Craven College

Contact

Sarah Haworth 07796 166906 apprenticeships@craven-college.ac.uk

This is a Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship standard and will include a combination of on and off the job training in the workplace.

You will have monthly mentoring and guidance at work from a Craven College Learning & Development Advisor alongside weekly college attendance.

After 15 months you will be entered to undertake an End Point Assessment, to complete your apprenticeship. 

More information on course content and assessment methods will be discussed at interview.

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)


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