Apprentice Kitchen Assistant ZEN CHINA RESTAURANT LIMITED

Zen China Restaurant Ltd (Bao Fa Garden Restaurant and Bar) are interested in recruiting Apprentice Chefs. Based in a luxurious public space a short walk from Waterloo station, this is an ideal opportunity for someone to establish the foundations of a career as a chef.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    5 days per week which are between Tue-Sun. Start times may vary depending on what is happening in the business.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

The role will involve assisting in the preparation and service of all sections and areas of the kitchen department.

You will work across all areas including Main Kitchen and Open Kitchen, Pastry, Larder, Sauce, Production and Deliveries.

The key features of this role are:

  • Working towards and complete a Professional Cookery Level 2 apprenticeship qualification
  • Learning how to maintain high standards of hygiene
  • Learns and then prepares ingredients for the more Senior Chef
  • Learns how to measure dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately
  • Learning how and then dealing with deliveries and stock rotation
  • Communicating with senior chefs on any operational issues
  • Learns and then prepares food as assigned on a daily basis

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good listening skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Willing to take advice
  • Flexible in approach to work and willing to learn new skills

Personal qualities

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and ability to keep others informed
  • Ability to work independently without close supervision
  • Completes work to a high standard of accuracy/high attention to detail
  • Initiative/proactive
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work under pressure and cope with varying work loads

Qualifications required

At Least 5 GCSEs or equivalent at A to C grade and must include Maths, English & ICT 

Future prospects

The intention would be to offer the apprentice a full-time contract on completion of their Apprenticeship

Things to consider

This role is based in Central London, the nearest tube station is Waterloo or Westminster. Please check your journey before applying.

About the employer

Bao Fa Garden is the same brand name restaurant in Northern China, which has over 100 years in history and has been awarded the oldest restaurant in China famous for its classic dishes. Bao Fa Garden Restaurant in London is now serving new classic fusion cuisine. It is a very good venue for business meetings, business events, wedding parties and birthday parties.




Riverside Building

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Westminster Bridge Road



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Training provider

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery comprising of:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery Level 2 - Combined Knowledge & Competency qualification
  • Level 1 Functional Skills qualification in English, Maths, and ICT
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities. (ERR)
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Havering College of Further & Higher Education

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017