Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship in Codicote - The Orchard Fairfield Ltd

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The Orchard restaurant group was established in 2012 and is a family owned company that now operates two restaurant sites. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Chef to come on board at our Vanstone Park site, which opened in 2017, not only to create delicious dishes, but also undertake a fully funded Level 2 Chef apprenticeship.

Operating 7 days a week, The Orchard at Vanstone Park offers breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea until 4pm daily. There are no evening shifts required! Thus, not only is this an opportunity to work within a professional kitchen where we are passionate about fresh food being prepared to order, there is time to progress & develop your own skills working towards your Level 2 qualification at a pace that suits you.

Job Requirements:

  • We are looking for an individual who has experience in restaurant kitchens, but is passionate about progressing their career and developing their skills
  • You will be required to work within the kitchen team to create freshly prepared dishes made to order, with an opportunity to get inventive with daily specials and baked treats
  • You will be required on occasion to place orders (full training provided), but you need to have an understanding of stock rotation and techniques to minimise wastage
  • You are someone who can maintain the kitchen to the highest standard and contribute to retaining our 5* EHO rating
  • You are required to be a team player, bringing a positive mindset and great work ethic into the kitchen each day


  • Training & support and a fully funded Level 2 Qualification
  • A food allowance whilst on shift and discounts across both sites when off shift
  • Pension contributions
  • Access to an Employee Assist well-being programme, delivered by Health Assured
  • Free car parking
  • 40 hours a week contract
  • Get paid for every hour worked (clock in & out digitally)
  • No evening shifts required
  • The opportunity to make your mark and get creative
  • Future progression in a company that has a plan to grow

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