Apprentice Senior Pizza Chef - Advanced (Level 3)

Pizzaexpress (Employer)

Lifetime Training Group (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £309.00
30.0 hours per week Shift work including Weekends. Days and shifts to be confirmed
15 months (duration)
7 February 2022(start date)
Senior production chef (apprenticeship standard)
31 January 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Your role in our family will be responsibility for leading and developing our kitchen teams at the heart of our sociable pizzerias. If you’ve got a passion for food, experience in a kitchen as well as managing a team, this role is perfect for you. You will be training new pizzaiolos and leading the team to craft perfect pizza.

Responsibilities

Responsible for the day-to-day management of all kitchen operations and kitchen team development, creation of menu items to company brand standards and adhering to food safety guidelines

Some daily roles will include:

  • Setting up the kitchen ready for service
  • Preparing, cooking and serving food to standard following the How To cards
  • Demonstrating good knowledge of menu items and knowledge of dietary and nutritional requirements
  • Making sure food is prepared efficiently and accurately 
  • Communicating and managing par levels and shortages with management before and during service
  • Making sure all the deliveries are checked into the restaurant to company standard and advising the manager if any problems
  • Making sure the correct stock rotation and food dating rules are adhered to
  • Recording all food wastage accurately
  • Carrying out temperature checks,  and recording information according to company standards
  • Creating and managing the cleaning rota to make sure the back of house is kept clean and tidy at all times
  • Contribute to the success of the business by carrying out any reasonable request from your manager
  • Closing kitchen at end of service
  • Responsible for BOH training and development

Future Prospects

Ongoing training and development

Skills Required

  • Previous experience of training others
  • Awareness of managing food costs

Qualities Required

  • An interest in food and drink, also in music and people as well 
  • A caring nature and desire to give, or experience in giving, exceptional service 
  • Willingness to be yourself at work, brining your personality and best self to everything you do

Qualifications Required

  • Previous experience in food preparation/catering
  • Food Safety experience or qualification
  • Health & Safety experience or qualification

Training Provided

We partner with Lifetime Training to deliver our Apprenticeship Level 3 Senior Production Chef which is equivalent to an A Level. You’ll be supported through your programme with a Lifetime Regional Trainer, as well as your Restaurant Manager and gain a nationally recognised qualification to take with you wherever you go.

Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

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