Apprentice Commis Chef

This is a great opportunity for an Apprentice Commis Chef to join rhubarb working in the American Airlines Lounges, located at Heathrow Airport, Terminal 3 (Airside).

Number of Positions Available


About Employer

rhubarb creates and delivers culinary memories for its guests, whether at an event in an iconic location or dining in one of the restaurants within its flourishing portfolio. rhubarb has been creating edible stories since 1996 and has evolved into a truly formidable food company.

Detailed Job Description

rhubarb provides a fresh and dynamic complimentary lounge menu to travellers offering breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, with a buffet and à la carte service available. Using a range of British-sourced ingredients where possible, the menus also feature dishes available for those with dietary requirements.
rhubarb takes full ownership of the menu development, food preparation, presentation, front of house and customer management and interaction for all hospitality requirements.
This is a great opportunity for an Apprentice Commis Chef to join rhubarb in the American Airlines Lounges, located at Heathrow Airport, Terminal 3 (Airside). Fully immersive role covering all areas of culinary, working with a fantastic team in a fun, friendly, positive environment. Learn the trade alongside working towards gaining a Level 2 Commis Chef Qualification.
The lounge reflects rhubarb and American Airlines shared understanding of excellence with a premium offer and impeccable service.
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

Basic knife skills (preferable but not essential)
Ability to work as part of a team
Ability to work under pressure

Personal Qualities

Excellent Time Keeping
High Level of written and verbal English
Experience of working within a professional Kitchen (advantageous but not essential)
Highly organised and methodical

Qualifications Required

None required, however, Maths and English will be assessed as part of the interview process.
You have to be aged 16 years or over and you also need to be a resident in England and not taking part in full-time education.

Future Prospects

Transition into permanent employment within a multi-faceted international hospitality business with endless opportunities.

Other Information

Due to the security requirements of working at Heathrow airport, candidates will be legally required to provide the following:
- Valid passport/VISA
- 5 years UK residence history
- 5 years UK address history
- 5 years UK employment history

Training to be Provided

Commis Chef apprenticeship Level 2
Maths and English if required

Expected Duration

12 Months

Working Week

40 hours per week, over 5 days, includes weekends.

Things to consider

This role involves standing on your feet during a long shift and working within a busy kitchen environment.
Public transport does not cover all start and finish times so please make sure you have reliable transport options available to you to get you to the and from the venue when required.