Rumsey's Hand Made Chocolates

Junior Chocolate and Patisserie Chef - Production Chef Apprenticeship - Intermediate (Level 2)

Rumsey's Hand Made Chocolates (Employer)

Hit Training Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £200.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday, working hours TBC
12 months (duration)
23 December 2021(start date)
Production chef (apprenticeship standard)
17 December 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Rumseys Handmade Chocolates is looking for real foodie - someone passionate about food and cooking who has excellent attention to detail and a passion for creating delicious products.


Set in the heart of the Chilterns, we are currently expanding our chocolate and patisserie production, and are looking for a dedicated, reliable and enthusiastic apprentice to join our friendly team at this exciting time. Previous professional kitchen experience is desirable but not necessary. The successful applicant will join the team in producing artisan chocolates for our retail and wholesale outlets.

Your duties will include:

To support the team in producing patisserie and Rumsey’s artisan chocolates for our retail and wholesale outlets.

  • To learn about all aspects of Rumsey’s chocolate and patisserie production, working to consistently high standard, ensuring excellent hygiene standards and the smooth running of the kitchen
  • To be willing to muck-in with all elements of running the kitchen, including washing up, polishing moulds, topping up chocolates in the shop, unpacking deliveries etc.
  • To assist in running chocolate-making workshops and courses for children and adults
  • Must also be willing to help in the running of Chocolaterie at busy times

The job will primarily be based in our Thame Chocolaterie, though work in Wendover will be necessary on occasions.

WAGES - Start at £5 per hour but increase, dependent of age.

Future Prospects

Ongoing employment and further professional development as a chocolatier.

Skills Required

  • We are looking for someone passionate about food, and who is dedicated and reliable with excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Previous professional kitchen experience is desirable but not necessary
  • Rather we are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic apprentice who is willing to muck-in and keen to learn

Qualities Required

  • A love of cooking and baking
  • Punctuality
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Self-motivated and with common sense and initiative
  • High standard of personal hygiene and presentation (the theatre kitchens are on-show to the public)
  • Creative and artistic
  • Ability to work weekends and very occasional evenings
  • Disirerable - Own transport

Qualifications Required

No qualification requirements.

Training Provided

  • Production Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills English Level 1 (if required)
  • Functional Skills maths Level 1 (if required)
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