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Apprentice Restaurant Prep Chef TAMPOPO LTD

Tampopo is one of Manchester's most successful restaurants. We specialise in high quality fresh food from across East Asia, delivered with friendly and welcoming service. We are looking for a chef to join our team.

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary will be £6 per hour with the opportunity to earn £1.00 - £1.50 in tips per hour. Great Tronc system - earn up to £1.50 an hour on top of your base pay. Wagestream membership. This means you can claim 50% of your wages as you earn them.

  • Working week

    Shift work. This will be discussed at the interview

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

At Tampopo you will work in an environment that is busy and fun. We value people with big smiles and small egos. We employ people with personalities. People who think WE rather than I, so if you don't have much experience with Asian food - that's not a problem! 

As a Restaurant Prep Chef you will be extremely passionate about food and leading people from the front! Duties will include but not limited to:

  • Orders/Deliveries: of food stock. 
  • Storage: of these items to agreed layouts. 
  • Prep: manage production according to weekly Prep Plan. 
  • Set Up: ensure that the schedule is completed each shift. 
  • Cleaning: keep kitchen clean, tidy and hygienic. 

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

Level 2 Production Chef apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression available for the right candidate upon completion.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Flexible, Willing to learn, Passionate about food


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 9-3/A-E) Desired

Things to consider

Access to food safety audit bonus and site profitability bonus. Full training provided (including on all of our Asian dishes). Free food on shift Great staff parties! Eligibility for Chef Development programme trip to SE Asia for good team players. Good work/life balance. We like to be a flexible employer and where possible we try to accommodate individual needs. A values driven company working with nice people!

About the employer

Here at Tampopo, we take incredible dishes from the streets of East Asia – Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan – and recreate them for the good people of Manchester and London.Our Pan-Asian menu has been shaped by our journeys across the region – journeys we still regularly undertake, discovering amazing new recipes and learning from the chefs who’ve perfected them. We bring you the real flavours, real textures, real freshness – and, for those that crave it, that real heat-kick, too.




The Orient

The Trafford Centre


M17 8EH

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Training provider



Apprenticeship Team


Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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