The Olive Tree

Apprentice Chef


The Olive Tree

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £170.00
40.0 hours per week Shifts - TBC - you will be required to work evenings and weekends.
duration: 12 months
start: 16 September 2019
Intermediate(level 2)
Commis chef (apprenticeship standard)
11 September 2019 (application closing date)
The Olive Tree have an exciting opportunity to bring in an Apprentice Chef to join the success story. They are a small but clean, organised and professional kitchen turning out around 350-500 covers per week.


An award winning restaurant set in the heart of the vibrant Cotswold town of Nailsworth, The Olive Tree provides a happy, welcoming atmosphere buzzing with life.

From early morning, locals and visitors alike enjoy the Olive Tree experience. It's a great place to meet friends, do lunch or eat out in the evening.

The Olive Tree have a fantastic opportunity for a keen apprentice to join their busy kitchen team, learn the trade and work towards gaining a Level 2 Commis Chef qualification.

Duties will include:

  • Ingredient preparation
  • Cooking meals through various different cooking methods
  • Plating up and presentation of food
  • Taking instruction from senior chefs
  • Cleaning and clearing down workstations
  • Working in a safe manner at all times
  • Portion control

All aspects of our business from busy breakfast shifts, through lunch time trade whilst completing an extensive preparation list including all our homemade cakes, sauces, pickles, chutneys and jams.

We serve dinner from 5pm and the kitchen team will then clean the kitchen down after service and phone through orders to suppliers.

Future Prospects

You will be working towards a full-time position should one be available at the end of your Apprenticeship.

Reality Check

You will be required to work evenings and weekends.

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • Able to take instructions
  • Able to work as part of a team

Qualities Required

  • A passion for food
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Enthusiastic

Qualifications Required

None required, however, maths and English will be assessed as part of the interview process.

Training Provided

Training to be provided:

  • Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard
  • Maths and English, if required