Apprentice Commis Chef

PRINCE OF WALES HOSPICE

PONTEFRACT, WF8 4BG

Closes in 4 days (Monday 29 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 26 June 2024


Summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to start your career as an apprentice commis chef. You will develop your skills and knowledge of food preparation and cooking.

Annual wage
£17,597 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Commis chef (level 2)
Hours
37.5 hours per week in line with rota. Monday to Sunday.m TBC.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 29 August

Duration

1 Year

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

The apprentice will work towards a L2 commis chef apprenticeship. Training is delivered by the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group in the workplace.

Where you’ll work

HALFPENNY LANE

PONTEFRACT

WF8 4BG

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

HEART OF YORKSHIRE EDUCATION GROUP

Your training course

Commis chef (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Contribute to reviewing and refreshing menus in line with business and customer requirements
  • Use technology for the development and production of dishes and menu items in line with business procedures and guidelines to achieve the best result
  • Check food stocks, report on shortages, prioritise food that is close to expiry and keep the storage areas in good order
  • Prioritise tasks, ensuring food items meet the required quality standard and in the required time frame
  • Measure dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately
  • Use a range of craft preparation and basic cooking skills and techniques to prepare, cook and finish dishes and menu items in line with business requirements
  • Use correct knives and knife skills when preparing food and use the correct equipment when preparing, cooking and finishing food
  • Correctly store and use food items and commodities when preparing, cooking and finishing dishes to deliver a quality product that is safe for the consumer
  • Apply correct preparation and selection methods when using fresh produce in dishes
  • Complete preparation and cooking tasks to a high standard, delivered on time and presented as described within the recipe specification
  • Maintain a clean and hygienic kitchen environment at all times, complete kitchen documentation as required
  • Work with others to ensure dishes produced are of high quality, delivered on time and to the standard required
  • Choose methods of communication that achieve effective team working
  • Develop own skills and knowledge through training and experiences
  • Deal with team challenges and problems constructively to drive a positive outcome
  • Effectively manage resources to meet specifications and control waste
  • Follow safe systems of work reporting risks in the appropriate manner
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English Language (grade 3)
    • Maths (grade 3)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Customer care skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Team working
    • Creative

    Other requirements

    Working in Hospice and commercial catering environment.

    About this company

    The Prince of Wales Hospice has been providing care to people with a life-limiting illness since 1989. Our services are available to any adult from the Five Towns area of the Wakefield District.

    After this apprenticeship

    Progression to permanent role if successful.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    HEART OF YORKSHIRE EDUCATION GROUP

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260676.

    Apply now

    Closes in 4 days (Monday 29 July at 11:59pm)

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