Apprentice Chef

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River Beat are seeking an outstanding candidate with aspirations to develop their skills at the very highest level

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About Employer

At River Beat we are taking you back to the roots of authentic asian cuisine and how it is eaten. Our tapas gives you the opportunity to share a variety of tastes from salty to spicy, sour to sweet, and enjoy them together! Your dining experience can be as relaxed as you like.

Detailed Job Description

The apprenticeship advertised represents a fantastic opportunity to be part of the award winning River Beat Asian Tapas restaurant. Located on the Quayside, a popular location for foodies in and around Newcastle.
Chef de Patron Andy Drape has travelled across Asia to bring authentic tastes and flavours back to Newcastle. Travelling though Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, Japan and Malaysia, Andy has been influenced by the dishes of each region. So this really is a one of opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge of Asian cuisine
Full training and support will be given, both through the apprenticeship and at site level, the successful applicant will work towards gaining a Level 2 Commis Chef Qualification.
The role will be varied, exciting and innovative.
Duties to 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

Able to work as part of a team
Able to take instructions
Able to work under pressure

Personal Qualities

Someone who is comfortable and familiar in a kitchen
Passionate about discovering new cuisine and taste
Fun and happy outlook

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.
This vacancy is not suitable for an apprentice who already has already achieved a Level 2 qualification within the industry, including professional cookery or food production.

Future Prospects

We are looking for someone keen to develop and stay with the business

Other Information

The employer is willing to negotiate wage for someone with experience.

Training to be Provided

Commis Chef apprenticeship Level 2
Maths and English if required

Expected Duration

12 Months

Working Week

35 Hours a week

Things to consider

Business offers a good tip system paid to employees pro-rata
Will include working weekends
35 hours per week, Tuesday - Saturday 12pm - 10pm. Flexibility around these hours required