Apprentice Commis Chef

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Hotel Du Vin in Exeter have an exciting new opportunity and are recruiting for a new apprentice Commis Chef to join the team and complete a level 2 Commis Chef qualification in partnership with award-winning training provider HIT Training.

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About Employer

Welcome to our Exeter hotel, a “contemporary wonderland” as Alastair Sawday dubbed us, in the heart of this sublime city. Take a step inside this iconic building, formerly an Eye Infirmary, where historic walled gardens and striking architecture create the backdrop for a truly special experience. As our newest property, this glorious Exeter hotel is brimming with its own charm and unique personality. Stay in one of our gorgeous rooms, each with comfortable beds, Egyptian cotton sheets and power showers or roll top baths.

Detailed Job Description

Get paid for doing what you love, get loads of perks and benefits, learn something new and make a career for Life with Hotel Du Vin
Hotel Du Vin is looking for Commis Chef’s with Immediate Starts available.
Get a taste for our Kitchen… Do you love watching your food leave the pass, knowing that the guest will love eating it as much as you loved cooking it? Do you love people and making guests smile, Can you deliver on our high standards every day?
Do you want to be part of something different, working with the best food, drink and a brand you can be proud of.
We create memories that our guests never forget. This could be the next step for you into a Chef De Partie role – we actively encourage internal development and progression. Onwards and upwards!
Main duties:
• To follow the cleaning schedules for the kitchen.
• To ensure stock is controlled and rotated.
• Work with the chef de Partie to ensure mis-en-place is completed.
• Clean the section and other areas as directed.
• To be aware of the security of stock, access and keys at all times.
• To maintain levels of service that consistently exceeds the expectations of our guests.
• To avoid wastage at all times, and ensure it is stored securely and safely.
• To report any maintenance issues to the Head Chef immediately.

Skills Required

-Ability to work under pressure.
-Fantastic team player with a 'can-do' attitude.
-Food hygiene certificate and knife skills desirable.

Personal Qualities

-Keen interest in food and cooking.
-High standards of cleanliness and hygiene.
-Excellent communication skills, great attention to detail.
-Creativity and imagination.
-Ability to multitask.
-Conscientious and hard-working.

Qualifications Required

An employer will determine their own entry requirements for an employee to commence this apprenticeship, but these general entry requirements apply; you have to be aged 16 years or over and must be working in the hospitality and catering sector for at least 30 hours a week. You also need to be a resident in England and not taking part in full-time education.

Future Prospects

On completion, you will have the ability to progress within the industry.

Other Information

-31 days holiday including Bank holiday
-Staff Rooms & F&B discounts across the world
-Service Charge
-High Street Discount Scheme
-Pension Scheme
-Childcare Vouchers
-Loads of Incentive schemes

Training to be Provided

Level 2 Commis Chef standard

Expected Duration

12 Months

Working Week

45 hours a week

Things to consider

As an Apprentice Commis Chef you will be required to work in shifts, during the weekend and on Bank Holidays.

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