Apprentice Commis Chef

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An exciting opportunity for a keen apprentice to join the busy kitchen team at The Cadogan, Ingham. Learn the trade and gain a Level 2 Commis Chef Qualification.

Number of Positions Available


About Employer

Our aim is simple – to serve good food and drink at sensible prices in a relaxed, friendly and clean environment.
We know that not everyone wants the same thing. You might want a pint of our Brewshed beer at the bar… A bottle of wine and a grazing board on the sofas… A meal in the AA rosette restaurant… A really good coffee with a read of the paper… To rest your head the night before an important business meeting… A relaxing weekend break only 4 miles from Bury St Edmunds… Take your pick.

Detailed Job Description

The Cadogan have something for everyone, from a pint of local real ale at the bar to a bottle wine and grazing board on the sofa, a meal in the restaurant, a good coffee with a read of the papers or to rest your head for the night in one of their well appointed rooms.
On the food side, the emphasis is on good quality, seasonal produce and, wherever possible, they source it locally. They are delighted to have been awarded an AA rosette for their food. Their breakfast menu includes Suffolk bacon and local sausages. They love Sunday lunch and offer a great roast.
The Cadogan have joined forces with HIT Training to offer an opportunity for an apprentice to join their kitchen team, learn the trade and work towards gaining a Level 2 Commis Chef Qualification.
With HIT Training, apprentice chefs will be enrolled onto The HIT Chef Academy, which is an innovative training model for the culinary stars of the future. In addition to the normal apprenticeship schedule, you will be invited to attend additional programmes which include, Game, Offal, Shellfish and Fish, Bread and Dough and Cakes Biscuits, Pastry and Desserts and Vegetable Protein and Vegetables, these are run by expert chef trainers at a location in Suffolk.
Duties will include:
• Ingredient preparation
• Cooking meals through various different cooking methods
• Plating up and presentation of food
• Taking instruction from senior chefs
• Cleaning and clearing down work stations
• Working in a safe manner at all times
• Portion control

Skills Required

• Ability to communicate effectively
• Ability to work under pressure
• Ability to work in a team
• Ability to take instruction

Personal Qualities

• Not afraid to work hard
• Presentable
• Pride in what you do
• Organised
• Reliable

Qualifications Required

None required, however, Maths and English will be assessed as part of the interview process

Future Prospects

A full time position.

Training to be Provided

Commis Chef apprenticeship Level 2
Maths and English if required

Expected Duration

12 Months

Working Week

40 hours a week

Things to consider

Ingham is on the A143 six miles of Bury St Edmunds, please make sure you have reliable transport options available as this position will require early starts and late finishes.
Will include working evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
Working in a kitchen is hot and hard work, but is also creative, fun and hugely rewarding.