Level 2 Production Chef Apprenticeship in Whickham - Cafe Lutz

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We're recruiting a full-time Apprentice Chef/Kitchen Assistant to join our team at Café Lutz in Whickham. The café has around 60 covers and is fully licensed. We serve all-day brunch, coffee and cakes.

You'll be led by our Head Chef Stephen – a qualified butcher and chef, who has worked for Michelin Starred chefs and is passionate about seasonal produce and sourcing top quality local ingredients.

The Role

  • Help with routine food prep tasks including veg prep, baking, butchery, and sauce making
  • Unpack and put away deliveries
  • Wash cookware, utensils and cutlery fast to keep them in rotation
  • Keep all kitchen work surfaces (counters, sinks, stoves, walls) clean and sanitised
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Comply with health and safety regulations

Skills you will learn

  • How to work effectively as part of a team
  • How to prepare a wide range of ingredients
  • Butchery skills and knowledge
  • How to cook, chill and freeze a variety of foods
  • Recipe development and menu creation
  • How to safely handle and maintain knives
  • Stock management and rotation
  • Food safety and hygiene


  • You don't need previous experience, but you do need to be:
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Enthusiastic with a can-do attitude
  • Take pride in your work
  • Passionate about delivering high standards
  • A good team worker
  • Able to cope in a fast-paced busy environment
  • Willing to learn

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