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Production Chef Apprentice at Mowgli Street Food - Manchester MOWGLI STREET FOOD LIMITED

Mowgli Street Food, one of the UK's top employers for 2021, is looking for a Line Chef to join the family! Mowgli was founded by celebrity chef Nisha Katona. Mowgli started in the family home and we want you to feel right at home with us too! If you are keen to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to be a chef then please APPLY TODAY!!

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Closing date: 30 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £7,503.60 to £14,820.00

    £8.50 to start £9.50 halfway through apprenticeship (6 months) £10.20 or equivalent once the apprenticeship is completed

    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

    30 hours per week is usually split over 4-5 shifts between Mon-Sun. Shift pattern variable- shifts no longer than 10 hours with required breaks in between. Days and shifts are to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Work in all sections of our kitchen as part of the Mowgli Kitchen team
  • Prepare, cook, and present food quickly and efficiently, meeting our Mowgli standards
  • Assist all Kitchen Management in keeping the kitchen clean, hygienic, and tidy, at all times
  • Work safely around kitchen equipment and report any maintenance issues to the manager
  • Complete all appropriate company documentation and key tasks, on every shift including compliance training
  • Be involved and contribute at team meetings
  • Carry out instructions given by the FOH and Kitchen management team

In a Line Chef, we are looking for:

  • A keen attitude to assist the kitchen management team in keeping a clean, hygienic and tidy workspace at all times.
  • Excitement to work with fresh ingredients and gain a great knowledge of Mowgli recipes and products once fully trained
  • A passion for wanting to be involved and contribute at team meetings and execute tasks given by the FOH and Kitchen management team.
  • And finally a huge appetite for progression!

We offer careers, not just jobs and have clear progression plans outlined in our Mowgli Career Tree. We have Head Chefs who started with us as KPs and now run their own kitchen in some of the best cities in the UK!

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will be working towards the Level 2 Production Chef Apprenticeship.

All of your training will be completed within the workplace. You will have a monthly visit with your trainer and spend 2-3 hours with them.

You will have the opportunity to work towards your Functional Skills in Maths and English if you do not have the GCSEs or equivalent

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, a natural progression route would be a senior Production Chef apprenticeship or Chef De Partie depending on the job role.

Career development to kitchen management.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Team working, Time Management, Multi-Tasking, Punctuality


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

Please note, that the work start date can be as soon as you are available, with the apprenticeship induction being within September. We keep our people feeling purposeful, nourished and fulfilled by providing a great work-life balance and other perks like: • 30 days paid holiday with enhanced family leave, • Access 40% of your wage earned before payday, • Have your birthday and your child’s first day of school off on Mowgli, • The chance to go on life-changing trips all over the world, • An invitation to our annual Summer Party, Mowgli Fest! We close all sites so no one misses out! • Guaranteed Christmas Eve evening, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day off. • Cycle to work scheme, • 50% off food when you visit with family and friends and enjoy free meals on shift. •100% of all service charge and tips earned boosting your wages! •Work somewhere with purpose – We have raised over £1,000,000 for local and international charities and have committed to working towards a more sustainable future with exciting relationships in place.

About the employer

Founded by Nisha Katona in 2014, Mowgli is all about the type of food that Indians cook and eat at home; born to feed the raw need Indians have for dishes full of fresh, bright, intense flavour. Mowgli is not about the intimate, hushed dining experience, it is about the smash and grab zing of healthy, light, virtuosic herbs, and spices. The simple dishes of a Mowgli menu are a million miles away from the curry stereotype, that bears no resemblance, in name or flavour to the stuff on the high street. Our culture is built on respect and humility for one another. Mowgli is a safe, ego-free environment where you should always feel you are treated fairly and with kindness. In essence, Mowgli captures the love, and the irreverence Nisha feels towards the world around her; its cultures, and its accepted norms in terms of food and life. Mowgli is recognised as one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies according to The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 and has been awarded one of the UK’s Top 100 Best Large Companies to Work For, thanks to our excellent benefit packages and contentment of teams. The Mowgli Trust is the charitable limb of our restaurants and remains a central part of our ethos. Within each of the cities that Mowgli goes to, we raise money for carefully selected local and international charities. Through our £1 discretionary donation added to the end of every bill, Mowgli supports life-changing services, funds innovative research, and helps charities provide specialist care for the communities that we go to. We don’t just donate to charities; we work alongside them and build everlasting relationships. Mowgli thrives on strong community, and it is down to our staff and their charitable engagement, that these relationships are built, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities follow.




16 Corn Exchange House

37 Exchange St

M4 3TR

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Training provider



Will Kingston

07941 512078

Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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