A rare opportunity has become available at one of Nottingham’s favourite restaurants who have expanded to a new restaurant. Pudding Pantry are looking for an apprentice chef to learn the ropes and create delicious homemade dishes from scratch.

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    - Salary increases will be considered based on apprentice performance.

    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

    Monday - Sunday: Shifts TBC between 8.00am - 6.00pm - 2 days off per week.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Within this role you will gain skills and qualifications pivotal to becoming a professional chef. Working in a fast paced and busy kitchen you will gain hands on experience in the day-to-day duties involved in working in a professional kitchen.

Duties and topics covered across the role will include:

  • Modern cooking techniques
  • Knife skills
  • Plating and presentation skills
  • Preparing stocks, soups, sauces and garnish
  • Dealing with deliveries, stock control and ordering
  • Assisting on prep days and preparing ingredients for senior staff
  • Learn stock control, ordering and how to design delicious menus

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

  • Production Chef Level 2- https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/production-chef-v1-0
  • Functional Skills English and Maths unless exempt (Level 1 is required)
  • Please note that as this is an apprenticeship standard you will be required to sit an end point assessment. Please refer to above link for more information

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential opportunity for a permanent role within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English/ Maths (Grade A*-D/ 9-3) Essential

About the employer

Here at The Pudding Pantry, we are a small, passionate team, who pride ourselves on providing you with delicious, homemade food & friendly, personal service. Owned by Anthony & Emma (that’s me) and supported by our wonderful teams, we have been serving up treats since 2014. Anthony has hospitality in his blood, growing up in a hotel ran by his parents and silver serving from the age of 10, he’s worked in hotels and restaurants since he left college. When Sherwood opened in 2018, I left my job as a teacher and came on board as (self entitled) creative director. Together with Jack, our business development manager, Luke, executive chef and Karen - our HR manager, we’ve built something we are really proud of. Luke heads our team of talented chefs and bakers, creating, testing & delivering our carefully thought out menus. Everything is homemade in our kitchens from our flavoursome beans to our fluffy marshmallows. Our brunch menu offers twists on our favourite breakfasts like eggs benedict on pancakes & the full pantry - a full English, but levelled up. Our pudding menu and cake counter brings you the taste of home baking and reminiscing over those days of licking the cake bowl clean. Our aim is to create a haven for those who enjoy good food and great coffee (and let’s not forget the tea!). Serving up good honest food, The Pudding Pantry is open to all those who get as excited by food as we do.


Pudding Pantry


579 Mansfield Road



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Training provider



Nottingham College



Apprenticeship standard

Production chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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