Apprentice Production Chef - Portland Nurseries

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As an apprentice you will learn to;

  • Contribute to happy living by delivering a quality catering service in line with health, safety and hygiene requirements.
  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of food and drinks within the location.
  • Serve meals to customers as required.
  • Keep the kitchen equipment, crockery and utensils clean and hygienic.
  • Report any concerns to your line manager.

Apprenticeship Highlights;

  • You will gain a nationally recognised Level 2 Production Chef
  • You will receive 1-1 training with a training provider who will support and guide you throughout your Apprenticeship journey
  • Gain essential life skills.

  • Gain confidence.

To maintain a high standard of cleanliness in the kitchen.

To assist the preparation of food, in line with agreed menus, and cleaning of kitchen equipment.


· Assist with the preparation of seasonal menu’s, taking account of any special dietary needs.

· To maintain adequate stores and food stuffs in appropriate storage conditions.

· To help order all food and maintain monthly records for stocktaking purposes of all food stuff.

· To ensure the kitchen and all kitchen equipment is kept clean and tidy.

· To ensure all crockery and utensils are washed-up, using the dishwasher as appropriate.

· To clean and defrost fridge and freezer as necessary.

· To prepare and cook simple cakes and biscuits etc. with older children.


· To attend staff meetings and training sessions as required.

· To be responsible for participating in all self development activities, including appraisals.


· In conjunction with the Chef, assist in monitoring and controlling all catering costs.

Health and Safety

· To observe high standards of food hygiene during the preparation, cooking and serving of all foods.

· To operate the highest standard of hygiene and cleanliness in the kitchen

· To maintain high standards of personal hygiene and personal appearance in accordance with policy


· Adhere to the company procedures including attendance at meetings, preparation of reports and any other duties as required from time to time.

· Ensure the company’s Equal Opportunities Policy is adhered to at all times.

· Portland Nurseries is an equal opportunities employer committed to safeguarding children. DBS check essential

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