Locanda Gabriella is looking for someone passionate about good food and is hardworking; to work alongside business owners and a small team.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Shift Pattern: varies but also flexible. Mornings and afternoons and some evenings.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    16 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

At Locanda Gabriella:

You’ll be producing prep for the deli and restaurant, which includes fresh pasta, salads and vegetables, Italian main meals, and working services at the restaurant where you’ll be producing fresh, Italian meals and learning to work under pressure. Jobs are varied, we like our staff to learn a bit of everything, from breads and pastries to gelato and cakes, there’ll always be something different to learn. Freedom to be creative is welcomed, and the opportunity to grow and learn how to make authentic Italian cuisine.

We are looking for a hardworking, creative individual to work alongside a small team and business owners for a small, family run Italian restaurant in the small market town of Olney which has been in the family for over 30 years. We pride ourselves in fresh, homemade, authentic Italian cuisine and we’re looking for someone to mentor, with the opportunity to grow.

The ideal candidate will be someone who is consistent and reliable and has a high standard of hygiene.

They should be approachable and be open to learning a wide variety of skills and motivated to produce excellent quality meals.

Company benefits:

Discounted meals for families, pension scheme

Please note: The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early.

The training you will be getting

Commis Chef Apprentice Level 2. 

Training with Milton Keynes College.

Ongoing training, support and development with the employer.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A long career in a growing business and working your way up the chef ladder.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential

About the employer

We are an Italian, family run restaurant which has been in the family over 30 years. We have an Italian restaurant and deli just round the corner and specialise in producing fresh, authentic Italian cuisine, especially fresh pasta and fish. We make everything homemade from breads, pizzas, pastries and cakes to fresh pasta and gelato. We take pride in what we do and won best bakery in Buckinghamshire 2019




Locanda Gabriella, Stanley Court


MK46 5NH

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Mar 2024