Level 2 Commis Chef Apprentice
River Cottage Head Quarters
We are currently looking for a passionate Apprentice Chef to join our kitchen team at River Cottage HQ. If you have an ambition to start a career in a professional kitchen, this is an excellent entry level opportunity.
You will be working within a professional kitchen team, helping to create delicious dishes influenced by the seasons using the very best local, responsibly sourced, seasonal ingredients which reflect our passion and commitment to food provenance
We love our people just as much as we love our food & its provenance. We want you to love working for us so we offer a variety of flexible shift patterns that will include weekends and evenings & strive for a work life balance.
Due to the location of River Cottage H.Q your own transport is essential. The River Cottage Mission Statement and Company Ethos To teach and inspire people to grow, source and cook food in ways that enhance their lives, increase their well-being and connect them more closely to natural, sustainable and ethical sources of food.
To do all of the above in a company guided by principles that are ethical, sustainable and respectful. To look after our team in a way that is nurturing and that helps to further their life goals.
Duties will include but are not limited to;
- Pot washing
- Food preparation
- Waste management
- Generally assisting with the day to day running of the kitchen for our events and cookery school
Salary will be discussed at interview stage.
Upon successful completion of the Commis Chef Apprenticeship, a full-time position may be available. Furthermore, you may also be considered to progress onto the Chef de Partie Apprenticeship.
- Excellent listening and communication skills
- Happy to follow instructions but also think outside the box
- Comfortable when working alone and as part of a team
- Passion for food and cooking
- General interest in local produce
- Excellent hygiene
Learners ideally need to have maths and English GCSE at grade C/4 or equivalent.
Apprentices will be working towards achievement of the following
- Certification of Commis Chef Apprenticeship standard
- Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths (where applicable)
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