Apprentice Commis Chef The Sandbar Seafood Shack

The Sandbar Seafood Shack has a vacancy for a budding Chef. If you are passionate about food, cooking, the hospitality industry and customer service then we want to speak to you. You will be preparing, cooking and serving fresh seafood dishes, plus much more.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Flexible shifts as agreed with employer. Evenings and weekends on rota basis.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    31 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Sandbar Seafood Shack has an amazing opportunity for a budding Chef. If you are passionate about food, cooking and customer service then we want to speak to you. The Sandbar Seafood Shack has established itself over the past two years as a provider of exciting quality food in Chester City Centre. We opened in the New Chester Market on 1st November 2022.

Duties will include:

  • Working alongside a team of chefs as we prepare, cook and serve fresh seafood dishes. The classification we search for is of restaurant quality fare at value prices with quick turnaround

The apprentice will also be involved in:

  • Supplies procurement
  • Food costing
  • Menu design
  • Customer facing service
  • Cleaning duties
  • Food hygiene operations

Flexible shifts to be agreed with the employer (around 30 hours total) within the opening hours of Tuesday to Saturday 09:00 - 21:00 plus Sunday 09:00 - 16:00. We want to ensure all members of our team enjoy a good quality of life.

Training will be provided on the job so candidates with a willingness to expand on their current knowledge are valued and welcomed.

Must be a team player and reliable with a passion for food and a willingness to learn.

Salary is competitive alongside tips and perks. After the first 6 months an opportunity to increase the salary based upon performance and a positive appraisal.

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

  • The candidate will follow a Level 2 Apprenticeship programme and study towards a full Standard as a Commis Chef
  • This training will be structured and delivered by Cheshire College - South & West. If the candidate does not hold GCSE grades A*-C (9-4) or equivalent, they will be required to complete a Level 1 Functional Skill in the relevant subject

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Future employment following successful and satisfactory completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Initiative, Passion for food, Culinary skills, Punctual, Able to work under pressure, Reliable, Interest in hospitality


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

About the employer

A high quality street food restaurant. Using only the freshest produce from the best local suppliers; the Sandbar Seafood Shack is home to the freshest and most exciting coastal seafood.


The Sandbar Seafood Shack


Unit 28 Chester Indoor Market

Hunter Street



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Training provider



Will Horton

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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