Senior Production Chef Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Millbrook Village (Employer)

Exeter College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £225.75
35.0 hours per week Shifts TBC.
12 months (duration)
8 February 2021(start date)
Senior chef production cooking (apprenticeship standard)
29 January 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are looking to recruit a Senior Production Chef Apprentice. You will assist and learn from our Head Chef and Sous Chef to provide well balanced food for our residents (over 55).


We are seeking an apprentice chef to work closely with our Head Chef & Sous Chef to develop and hone their skills and contribute towards the provision of various meals for our restaurant and for themed evenings.

As a Senior Chef, you will:

  • Supervise and contribute to the production of centrally developed standardised recipes and menus
  • Supervise the production of dishes to meet specific dietary requirements
  • Complete, monitor and maintain food safety management systems (which include delivery, storage, cooking and service) and work equipment
  • Identify training needs and assist in the recruitment of kitchen personnel
  • Maintain the catering operating budget using nominated suppliers and ensuring the control of waste
  • Support cost reduction, improve performance, revenue, profit margins and customers’ experience
  • Monitor service to improve efficiency and productivity
  • Lead team briefings/meetings

In addition to this role, you will also attend Exeter College one day a week completing the following units:

  • Kitchen Operations
  • Nutrition
  • Legal and Governance
  • People
  • Business/Commercial

Future Prospects

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, a permanent position may become available. Alternatively, you may wish to progress onto the Level 4 Hospitality Management Apprenticeship.

Skills Required

  • Basic knife skills
  • Good understanding of preparation and cooking methods
  • Exceptional communication and listening

Qualities Required

  • Customer focused
  • Innovative
  • Friendly and interactive

Qualifications Required

You are required to hold a relevant Level 2 Catering/Hospitality qualification and/or relevant work experience in a similar role.

You are also required to have achieved at least a grade C/4 at GCSE in maths and English equivalents accepted. You may still be considered if you do not hold maths and English at grade C/4.

Training Provided

  • IFA Level 3 Senior Production Chef
  • Level 2 maths and English Functional Skills (if required)
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