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Apprentice Commis Chef

Leonardslee Gardens
Pay: £216.00
Location: Sussex Lower Beeding United Kingdom
Category: Entry Level
Available from: Jan 2019
Finishes on: Ongoing Position
Type of work: Full Time, Indoor & Outdoor
Job reference: E02752417
2018-12-06 2019-01-21

Job Description

Restaurant Interlude

Join Chef Jean and his team for a dining experience that will bring our 240 acre woodland estate to your table. Menus are designed around produce grown, found and foraged from our estate and is ever changing like the gardens themselves. If we couldn't source the produce from the estate, we use produce from local farmers who all share the same organic principles.

We are looking for a keen, passionate and friendly applicant to become part of our team as an Apprentice Commis Chef. The successful applicant will be working alongside a dedicated team of chefs cleaning, prepping cooking and producing fine foods. With fine and seasonal ingredients and produce, including the unique experience of using produce grown, found and foraged from the estate. If they are keen to learn then we have much to teach.

As an Apprentice Commis Chef you're on the first rung of the ladder to becoming a great chef.

In most kitchens you'll do food preparation work and basic cooking under the supervision of a Chef de Partie or Section Chef, rotating through sections such as sauce, vegetables, fish and butchery roughly every six months.

This is your big chance to learn all there is to know about your trade, but the standard and style of cooking you do will be determined by your commitment and the type of hotel or restaurant you gain experience in.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene

  • Preparing the ingredients for a more senior chef

  • Measuring dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately

  • Dealing with deliveries and stock rotation

There will be the opportunity as an Apprentice Commis Chef to assist on a variety of events; high end corporate events, weddings and parties being just a few examples.

There is the opportunity for progression from Apprentice Commis Chef within the organisation if you possess and display the required skills and qualities for the roles in question.

Great benefits could include staff meals, free teas and coffees.

Site is not near to public transport. Own form of transportation would be advantageous.

Personal Qualities :

  • Motivated Hard-working Personable

  • Polite

  • Punctual

  • Resilience

  • Positive, can-do attitude

  • Pro-active

  • Smart

  • Cleanliness

  • Willingness to learn Passionate about food Versatility

Skills Required :

  • Excellent communication skills in all forms able to adapt style,

  • Numerate - Basic maths skills Basic Knowledge in professional catering

  • Ability to work at speed and under pressure but to high standards

Future Prospects :

There is the opportunity for progression within the organisation if they possess and display the required skills and qualities for the roles in question.

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