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Commis Chef Apprentice Alnwick Garden Enterprises Limited

Alnwick Garden are delighted to offer an opportunity for an additional member to join their team. They are looking for a Apprentice Commis Chef who has a passion for food and to work at one of the most visited tourist attractions in the North East of England.

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Closing date: 28 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shifts to be discussed at interview

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    24 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main Purpose: To plan, prepare and execute all food services to Alnwick Garden standards at Pavilion and Tree House Restaurant Alnwick Gardens in all areas of the kitchen.

Key Responsibilities and Daily Duties:

  • To provide food/service to a consistent high standard across breakfast/lunch/dinner service, including assisting senior chefs with any function bookings
  • To liaise with key people in the team in order to plan for the provision of food in the all areas
  • To ensure smooth running of daily operations which include ensuring no disruption to the menu offer
  • Responsible to manage waste control
  • Ensure the presentation of the food is consistent with the standards set by senior chefs
  • To comply with all legal requirements with particular reference to (but not exclusively) fire regulations, security, licence requirements and any Local Authority or Client stipulations
  • To ensure all Health, Hygiene and Safety requirements are being adhered to as described in the Alnwick Garden Health and Safety Policy, including best practices to ensure personal hygiene at all times
  • Demonstrate Personal Development
  • Any other reasonable request by the Senior Management

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Excellent record keeping
  • Demonstrate high level of organisation

Personal qualities

  • Takes the initiative
  • Supportive / team player
  • To be willing to work the hours and the needs of the business
  • To be able to work under pressure and to cope with any unforeseen circumstances i.e. function changes, requirements, sickness, etc
  • To have a positive and co-operative attitude

Desired qualifications

  • C/4 or above (or equivalent) in both Maths and English

Future prospects

  • To complete the apprenticeship andthe potential of a full-time post for the right candidate

Things to consider


About the employer

The brainchild of The Duchess of Northumberland, The Alnwick Garden is a multi-award winning visitor attraction based in Alnwick, Northumberland. Our 12 acres of meandering and magnificent Gardens are home to the world’s largest Tai Haku Cherry Orchard, a Grand Cascade comprising 120 water jets and the worlds largest Treehouse Restaurant.

We are a place where everyone is welcome. Families and children can run freely throughout The Garden playing on our mini diggers and interacting with our daily Summer street theatre programme. At other times of the year, The Garden is a peaceful and tranquil haven to spend hour after hour wandering amongst the Roses, the Ornamental Garden and the Cherry Blossom or just kicking back to take it all in on one of our 50 swinging benches.

If you are looking for a unique dining experience, why not dine in our magnificent Treehouse Restaurant? Or for a lighter bite then you can visit the Potting Shed, The Bakery or The Pavilion Cafe.


Alnwick Garden Enterprises Limited



Denwick Lane


NE66 1YU

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Derwentside College


Apprenticeship Recruitment Team 01207 585914

  • Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional skills if required

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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