Kitchen Apprentice

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Job Title: Kitchen Apprentice

Job Reference: VAC001146476

Employer location: Northwich 

Hours per week:  40 hours a week 

Salary: £160 

Qualification studied during apprenticeship:  Lv2 Catering 

Duration of apprenticeship: 12 months 

Day release requirements: No 

Functional Skills: Undertaking additional level 2 maths, English & ICT classes may be required if candidate does not hold A-C

Additional Requirements: Must have been an EU resident for the past 3 years.  Must not already hold a degree or Level 4 qualification.

Employer Job Description:

Most chefs start their careers as apprentice chefs, a position that is necessary to becoming a good chef eventually. As apprentices, they learn tricks of the trade and are guided to work with bigger quantities of food and a variety of ingredients. While training under a full time experienced chef, apprentice chefs learn much about the food service.

Most chefs start their careers as apprentice chefs, a position that is necessary to becoming a good chef eventually. As apprentices, they learn tricks of the trade and are guided to work with bigger quantities of food and a variety of ingredients. While training under a full time experienced chef, apprentice chefs learn much about the food service business along with being trained in making entrees and desserts.

To work as an apprentice chef, one must be passionate about food and all that it stands for. Some knowledge of the food service industry can go a long way in helping you understand how it works in the real world; chefs usually prefer hiring apprentices who show initiative and curiosity. While working as an apprentice chef, people learn much; this knowledge can prove to be invaluable to them when they work as chefs later on.

So what do apprentice chefs really do apart from learning the trade

Responsibilities:

  • Learn different procedures of food preparation
  • Prepare ingredients for dishes upon the instructions of chefs
  • Assist in operating commercial cooking equipment such as stoves, cookers, ovens and fryers
  • Make sure that food supplies are stored properly and used resourcefully
  • Ensure that food items are properly rotated in refrigerators and any near expiry ones are dealt with according to the restaurant’s policies
  • Help chefs in cooking activities by providing input and managing work
  • Set up food stations by following chef’s orders
  • Make sure that recipes are followed properly during food preparation and cooking time
  • Handle portion control requirements and presentation standards
  • Arrange food items aesthetically on serving plates
  • Make sure that the kitchen is clean and organized at all times
  • Ensure that best food practices and kitchen hygiene protocols are adhered to
  • Provide guidance to kitchen staff in upholding high culinary standards
  • Assist in checking food deliveries for both quantity and quality standards
  • Provide input into stock rotation activities and make sure that food inventory is in check
  • Maintain a “clean as you go” work ethic

Application Process:

To apply for this apprenticeship, please email mstafford@midchesh.ac.uk with your CV referencing the job reference number and providing answers to the following questions in the body of your email;

  •          What are your strengths?
  •          What personal skills would you like to improve?
  •          Is there anything we can do to help you at an interview?
  •          What are your hobbies, interests or achievements?
  •          What skills do you think would be most useful in this position and can you evidence the use of these skills in either employment or leisure activities?

PLEASE NOTE THAT BOTH A CV AND ANSWERS TO ALL QUESTIONS IS REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE ROLE.


Application

To apply for this apprenticeship, please email mstafford@midchesh.ac.uk with your CV referencing the job reference number and providing answers to the following questions in the body of your email;

  1. What are your strengths?
  2. What personal skills would you like to improve?
  3. Is there anything we can do to help you at an interview?
  4. What are your hobbies, interests or achievements?
  5. What skills do you think would be most useful in this position and can you evidence the use of these skills in either employment or leisure activities?

PLEASE NOTE THAT BOTH A CV AND ANSWERS TO ALL QUESTIONS IS REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE ROLE.

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