Apprentice Commis Chef

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If you love cooking great food, are serious in pursuing a career within this industry and developing your skills, then this could be just the right move for you! Doubletree by Hilton are looking for a keen apprentice to join their kitchen team.

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About Employer

Welcome to DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham, with a lush, idyllic setting overlooking Lilley Brook Golf Course. A perfect location for exploring The Cotswolds, our charming hotel is just 2 miles from the famous festivals in Cheltenham Town Centre, 3.5 miles to Cheltenham Racecourse, and 5 miles from GCHQ. Enjoy free parking and easy transport links, with a city bus stop near our entrance and the M5 motorway close by.

Detailed Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Commis Chef to join the friendly team at Doubletree by Hilton. Based at the beautiful regency hotel Doubletree by Hilton, Cheltenham, and working as part of the Kitchen Team, learn the trade and gain a Level 2 Commis Chef Qualification.
As a Chef with them you will be a valued part of a tight-knit team that loves the buzz of working under pressure in a well-known and much-loved business!
This position involves preparing, cooking and presenting food to the highest standard and in line with Company standards. Taking pride in maintaining excellent standards of cleanliness and safety and being able to exceed the guest expectations on all levels in the Restaurant, Bar and throughout their Meetings and Events.
They are looking for a confident communicator with a passion for hospitality and a keen eye for detail. Candidates must be self-motivated and a good team player. Experience in a kitchen is required preferably within a hotel environment.
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

Good communication skills, the ability to multi-task and take instruction, organised, clean and tidy and good personal presentation in line with current food safety standards.

Personal Qualities

Keen to learn
Team player
Eye for detail
Work well under pressure

Qualifications Required

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

Future Prospects

Permanent position upon completion

Other Information

Staff benefits:
Uniform provided
Free use of the leisure club
Great discounts on food, drink and accommodation
Long service awards
Employee of the month awards
Staff social events
Free parking
Reduced taxi rates during unsociable working hours
Training and Development opportunities

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

Working in the kitchen will need a deal of flexibility for shifts. The kitchen can be a high pressured yet highly rewarding department.