Apprentice Chef

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A fantastic opportunity at The Olive Tree Restaurant at The Queensberry Hotel, what a great place to start your career as a Chef at a Michelin Star establishment!

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An experience of fine dining Bath is lucky to have
Bath is surrounded by soft green hills and beautiful, rolling countryside. How lovely for it, you say. But wait: those hills are home to muscular, well-fed animals. That countryside teems with an abundance of fruit and vegetables. Highly revered by other top restaurants, Bath is lucky to have the Olive Tree. Our restaurant uses these local riches to create a frequently-changing menu of beautiful, fresh, seasonal dishes.
Sample them at a thrillingly-priced lunch or linger longer over dinner. But do sample them.
Proud to be one of Bath’s longest established independent restaurants, the 3 AA Rosette Olive Tree provides one of the best experiences of fine dining Bath has to offer.
The restaurant continues to receive rapturous praise from guests and locals alike, making new friends and winning awards each year, not just for its food but for its brilliant wine list too. It sits snugly in the basement of the Queensberry Hotel, which has recently been awarded an extra AA star, taking it to four. Priding itself on blending old-fashioned attitudes to service and detail with sophisticated, modern comfort, this is one of the finest Bath boutique hotels, proudly independent and run by a husband and wife, Laurence & Helen Beere. It is stylish and slightly eccentric, being the result of four lovely old townhouses coming together to create a truly one-off hotel.
Beneath it, this contemporary British restaurant offers informal fine dining under the direction of award winning head chef, Chris Cleghorn, who honed his superior skills as the protégé of a trio of world-renowned Michelin Star chefs, (Heston Blumenthal, Michael Caines and Adam Simmonds).
Using a combination of classical flavours with modern cooking techniques, Chris creates his own unique style, crafting menus that showcase the best of Bath and the best of British.

Detailed Job Description

The Olive Tree Restaurant at The Queensberry Hotel holds 3 AA rosettes. Recently awarded their first Michelin Star, these impeccable standards have been and are continually upheld by all who tread in the kitchen or dining areas; guests frequently praise the quality of their dishes and their attentive service speaks volumes.
The Olive Tree now have a fantastic opportunity for an apprentice who is keen to start their career as a chef to join their busy kitchen team, learnt the trade and gain a Level 2 Commis Chef Qualification.
Duties to include:
You will be trained in preparing and cooking a variety of high quality dishes to a very high standard.
You will be required to assist the team in completing the daily and weekly cleaning schedules
You will be responsible for Food Safety & Health and Safety within the kitchen
Identifying commonly used knives and equipment and their specific uses
Team working and developing working relationships

Skills Required

Good communication skills
A team player
Willing to learn

Personal Qualities

A passion for cooking
Good attendance
Aware of your surroundings
Good common sense

Qualifications Required

None required, however, Maths and English will be assessed as part of the interview process.

Future Prospects

You will be working towards a full time position should one be available at the end of your Apprenticeship.

Other Information

Wage negotiable age and experience dependant.

Training to be Provided

Commis Chef apprenticeship Level 2
Maths and English if required

Expected Duration

12 Months

Working Week

40 hours a week

Things to consider

You will be required to work evenings and weekends.