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Reporting to the Head Chef as a key member of the Kitchen team you are responsible supporting the continued development and implementation of innovative, relevant quality food menus - leading the way as a highly reputable, dining establishment.

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

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Closing date: 11 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    Generally Thursday – Sunday, occasional Wednesday for prep. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 45.00

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

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Support in preparing and cooking dishes as prescribed 
  • Washing, peeling, chopping, cutting and cooking foodstuffs and helping to prepare salads and desserts
  • Helping the Sous Chef to develop new dishes and menus
  • Maintaining high standards of food hygiene and follow the rules of health and safety
  • Monitoring portion and waste control to maintain profit margins 
  • Dealing with deliveries and stock rotation
  • Sorting, storing and distributing ingredients
  • Cleaning the food preparation equipment, floors and other kitchen tools and areas
  • Organising linen laundry
  • Follow policy and procedure as set out by the business, head chef and industry standard
  • Play a team role in maintaining and enhancing customers’ satisfaction, their overall experience and expand our clientele and reputation to ensure long-term success
  • Supporting the delivery of food front of house and describing the dishes being presented, their cooking techniques and ingredients

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Food hygiene certificate (or a willingness to undertake) 
  • Basic understanding of the importance of health and hygiene (washing hands, cross contamination etc) 
  • A great team player
  • The ability to listen and learn – fast
  • A passion for food and cooking
  • Good communication skills 
  • Common sense

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • A team player
  • Organised
  • Realible and a desire to learn from your peers

Desired qualifications

  • Ideally you will have a food hygiene certificate and GCSE Maths & English grade 4/C or above
  • (There is the possibility of studying towards functional skills as part of your apprenticeship)

Future prospects

  • There is potential for permanent employment on sucessful completion of your apprenticeship

Things to consider

  • Own transport is desirable, there are bus routes near by and we can arrange to pick up if needed
  • This role will involve working some evenings and weekends

About the employer

The George at Alstonefield is definitely worth a visit. A popular dining destination, our food is recognised by Michelin, The Good Food Guide, Hardens and Sawdays, credited by some of our best food critics and most importantly loved by our customers – led by our 4 rosette Head Chef its relaxed fine dining done magically well. All the dishes are made on the premises with ingredients sourced wherever possible within a 15mile radius. Having respect for our ingredients is integral to everything we do, and it’s important to us and our whole team that the food offering stays true to the environment which means maintaining a natural relationship to the produce we work with. We regularly champion Derbyshire Gritstone Hogget bred by Mike down the road at Mayfield, who also rears Pedigree Saddleback pigs. We share the view that welfare and environmental conservation should be front of mind. Opting for hogget (a lamb in its 2nd spring or summer) means you can enjoy a pasture fed, natural free-range animal. Born in spring, hogget wastes less energy keeping warm and ewes need fewer supplementary feeds to help them produce milk, it’s just more in tune with the land and is better for you when raised this way, providing high levels of nutrition, is leaner and has lower saturated fats. We use beef from cattle which grazes on land where sustainable management methods are practiced enabling farmers within our National Parks to be proactive environmental managers whilst, at the same time helping our rural economies to become more sustainable – win, win. Fish of course must come from a little further afield! To this end, our fish is delivered daily from our UK coastline; Orkney to Cornwall. We use the same sustainable suppliers as some of our leading chefs at restaurants such as Moor Hall, Cornerstone Hackney, 12:51, Adams and Alchemilla. Our own kitchen garden supplies our herbs and seasonal vegetables, supported by nearby allotment holders – all of which are grown to organic principles. Our eggs are the freshest; laid by our own hens. And our bees, well they crack on and pollenate the veg garden, supply us with incredible,

floral honey and keep us all relatively sane. The kitchen waste goes back in to the composting, and that in turn goes back into the garden where we are trying out the no-dig method. So far, so good! All of this of course enables our talented chefs to do what they do best; innovate and create. The balance between seasonally led and creative cooking is a crucial part of the principles that we want to stick to as we develop The George into the unique destination we are so passionate about preserving.

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by University Of Derby


Apprenticeships Team 08000740099

Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • There is the possibility of studying towards maths & English functional skills if you have not already achieved GCSE 4/C or above

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through Buxton & Leek College.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 11 Aug 2022