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Commis Chef Apprenticeship LYCHEE FOODS LTD

Lucky Lychee is Winchesters top rated restaurant on Deliveroo and Google, serving food inspired by the cuisine of Penang, Malaysia. Were rapidly growing and looking for enthusiastic, friendly and committed people to join our team and grow alongside us.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shifts TBD

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will join a small and determined team in a rapidly growing company serving high-quality dishes for dine in and takeaway customers. We’re looking for people with a genuine interest in the food of East and South East Asia - you should be familiar with key ingredients, cooking methods and dishes.
We serve a small, weekly changing menu, of small plates, bao & dumplings and curries & stir frys - all of which is made from scratch, you will be trained in and expected to master.
You will generally work 30-40 hours per week over 4-5 days, spread across daytime prep shifts and evening service shifts (we’re currently open 5-9pm Thursday to Sunday). You will work cleanly, thoroughly and consistently, and will be expected to do cleaning and washing up when required - we are a small team and everyone contributes to a range of tasks.
You will cook and present consistent finished dishes and be friendly and enthusiastic towards colleagues, customers and delivery drivers.
We’re currently in residency in The Mucky Duck, Winchester, while working towards opening our own premises. You’ll join the team at an exciting time and have the opportunity to grow and develop, personally and professionally, as we grow into a multiple outlet restaurant group serving a unique niche.
Daily tasks will include:

Meat & veg prep
Making sauces, marinades and pastes
Making dim sum
Cooking curries
Packing and handing over takeaways
Serving and clearing tables
Washing and cleaning

All tips are split between staff according to hours worked. You will eat for free on service shifts. IMMEDIATE STARTS AVAILABLE

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Vegetable and meat preparation
Knife skills
Basic knowledge of cooking techniques
Basic food hygiene
Basic numeracy
Customer service excellence

Personal qualities

Good communicator and team player
Determination and ‘can do’ attitude
Initiative, anticipating tasks before they are urgently required
An ability to perform under pressure
Thorough and detail focussed
Reliable & trustworthy
Polite and friendly towards customers no matter what the situation

Desired qualifications

Maths and English grade 4 or equivalent
Level 2 Food Safety preferred, but can be provided

Future prospects

We would like to see commis chefs develop through the chef ranks, all the way to head chef or into FOH and management roles. We plan to have at least 5 outlets by 2025, which will give plenty of opportunities for promotion.

About the employer

Lucky Lychee is building a reputation in Winchester as the place to go for quality Asian food. Despite our slightly unusual setup of being in residency at a pub, we have people travelling from Southampton, Reading and further to eat our food. We have a strong following on social media, which converts directly into takeaway orders and reservations from a loyal customer base. Revenue has doubled in the last 6 months alone and we expect this growth to continue. We are owned and run by a husband and wife team and try to avoid some of the bad practises seen elsewhere in the industry: you won’t work excessive shifts, you’ll be paid for every minute you work and you will be treated with care and respect. Alongside completing the apprenticeship, we will expose you to the other aspects of running a business: financial management; dealing with suppliers; compliance etc. We want you to be a multi-skilled member of the team who can contribute beyond your remit.





Union Street


SO23 8DU

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HIT Training Ltd


Vicky Williams 02393876392

Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: today