Apprentice Chef de Partie Black Lion (West Hampstead)

The Black Lion are looking for a motivated and passionate individual to join their team as an Apprentice Chef de Partie. If you are looking to take the next step within your Hospitality career into a more senior position, then this is the opportunity for you!

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

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Closing date: 02 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    35-40 hours per week. Shift work including mornings, evenings, weekends, and public holidays.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We make almost everything from scratch, so this is a role for an Apprentice Chef de Partie who has experience working with fresh ingredients and a love for preparing quality dishes who is looking to take the next step in their career.

Join us at Metro Pubs, where our pubs are at the heart of city life, striving to provide a home away from home for both locals and visitors to the capital alike. All of our pubs are individual and unbranded, each embodying its own personality and character. We're the place to laugh with friends, to spend quality time with family and to enjoy all that is great about a community pub - the food, the drink, the service and the atmosphere.

As an Apprentice Chef De Partie, you will:

*Execute cooking tasks with precision and finesse, adhering to the pub's standard recipes and guidelines to deliver consistently exceptional dishes.

*Mentor and guide junior culinary team members, providing support and knowledge-sharing to foster growth and maintain a cohesive working environment.

*Maintain in line with food safety and sanitation standards, adhering to heath and safety protocols at all times promoting a safe working environment for yourself and your team.

*Take part in training sessions and workshops to enhance culinary skills and stay updated with the latest industry trends and techniques.

What you'll bring to the kitchen:

*Proven experience working in a fast-paced and dynamic kitchen environment.

*In depth knowledge of the standards of baking, cooking and grilling techniques with the ability to quickly learn new recipes and cooking procedures.

*Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, able to work within a diverse team and communicate with guests.

*Awareness of manual handling techniques, control of substances hazardous to health Regulations (COSHH), and chemical safety.

We're all about rewarding our team's hard work, that's why...

You'll receive a competitive salary, pension contribution as well as:

*The chance to further your career across our well-known brands - as one of the industry's top apprenticeship providers, we can provide training and development at each level of your career.

*Discount of 33% for you and 15% for your loved ones on all of our brands - so you enjoy your favourite food and drink at a discount.

*Free employee assistance program - mental health, well-being, financial, and legal support because you matter!

*Discount of 50% for you and 25% for your loved ones at our Greene King Inns and hotels. - so, you can enjoy a weekend away without breaking the bank.

*Wage Stream - access your wage before payday for when life happens.

*Retail discounts - Receive up to 30% off at Superdrug, exclusive discounts with three mobile along with many more...

At the Black Lion, you'll be working towards your Senior Production Chef Level 3 Apprenticeship qualification over the course of 12-18 months.

The training you will be getting

  • Senior Production Chef Apprenticeship L3 including Functional Skills in Maths and English

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Ongoing training and progression opportunities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team Working, Organisation Skills


Other None required (Grade None required) Desired

Things to consider

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

About the employer

Located in the heart of West Hampstead, The Black Lion offers a unique concept to most other venues. We are cooking up epic feel-good comfort food to accompany our legendary cocktails, craft beers & live music. We have the only sun-trap beer garden around, which is THE spot in North West London in the summer, rolling out amazing low 'n' slow BBQ specials all summer long.


Black Lion (West Hampstead)


295 West End Lane


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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

Senior production chef

Level 3 (A level)

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: 02 Aug 2024