Muse is a café situated on the busy high street of Yarm. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Muse are looking for a hardworking apprentice Chef to join their team. The right candidate will gain a Level 2 Qualification as a Commis Chef. You will prepare, cook and present all meals attractively.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Typical shift pattern: 10:00am – 3:00pm, 3:00pm - 10:00pm - 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Candidate must be flexible to meet the needs of the business as early mornings, evenings and weekends will be expected. Days to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Muse is delighted to announce that they are expanding their wonderful team and are looking for an exceptional member to join them.

Key tasks

  • To comply with company policy in terms of Food & Safety and Health & Safety, completing and storing all records as outlined in the units HACCUP System
  • To be aware of, implement and maintain company procedures and processes as appropriate
  • Assist with ordering all supplies cost-effectively, alongside Head Chef-, using only nominated and approved suppliers. Keep stocks secure at all times and manage effectively, storing foodstuffs appropriately and maintain accurate records.  Avoid unnecessary wastage and deterioration of foodstuffs
  • Prepare, cook and present all meals attractively, ensuring all meals are served to the standard required-portion size, presentation and what the customer ordered in a timely manner
  • Ensure high standards of cleanliness of the main kitchen area at all times
  • To monitor the cleanliness of the kitchen
  • The importance of keeping preparation surfaces clean, in the interests of hygiene, and the use of different sets of knives, boards and other equipment for raw and cooked foods to prevent cross contamination
  • Understand the importance of the differing food allergies and the importance of taking due care and attention in preparing dishes correctly to avoid any cross contamination which could affect a person’s health
  • Report any equipment defects and withdraw from use immediately
  • Any other reasonable task requested by a supervisor or manager that is within your competence
  • Be aware of, and at all times comply with, all relevant company policies and procedures and all relevant statutory responsibilities including Fire arrangements, Health & Safety issues including moving & handling, COSHH regulations, maintaining records diligently and accurately as required and the correct preparing of recipes and any special dietary requests for our customers
  • Attend and participate in, training sessions and staff meetings
  • Maintain good working relations will all colleagues at all times

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

Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship:

  • Day Release

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Customer care skills, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 3/E or Above) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews. Please be aware that as Northern Skills provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

About the employer

Muse is a continental cafe situated on the busy high street of Yarm. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menus are made up of classic flavoursome dishes with a twist, served simply with the emphasis on quality ingredients. The restaurant also boasts a licenced pavement cafe, giving that real Parisian cafe feel... a great place to dine alfresco during the warmer months and relax as the world goes by.




104B High Street


TS15 9AU

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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