Senior production chefs may lead a brigade team or may support the head chef in larger establishments. They report activities to the Head chef or appropriate line manager. They supervise production chef teams in a variety of kitchen environments, for example; schools, hospitals, the Armed Forces, care homes and high street casual dining or pub kitchens. Job roles include Head chef, Second Chef, Kitchen Manager / Supervisor, Cook. Senior production chefs have accountability for the day-to-day running of the kitchen service, producing, monitoring and maintaining consistent food standards, legislative requirements and quality across all areas and during all stages of production and supply.
Senior production chefs:
- 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
|Entry||Entry requirements to be set by employers, but previous achievement of level 2 production chef or a minimum of 12 months relevant industry experience.|
|Duration||The duration of this apprenticeship is a minimum of 12 months|
|English and maths||Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualifications are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.|
|Level||This apprenticeship standard is set at level 3|
|Review||After three years|
|Knowledge and Understanding (Know it)||Skills (Show it)|
|Legal and governance|
|Business / Commercial|
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