Apprentice Commis Chef – Daphne’s – Earn & Learn!
£10.50 per hour
40 hours per week – Mon to Friday 8-4pm (for first 6 months)
(5 shifts a week 1 day College release per week – paid)
We have a fantastic opportunity for a passionate Apprentice Commis Chef to join the team of one of our iconic Restaurants – Daphne’s, part of Caprice Restaurants. We can provide you with the foundations that you need to reach for the Michelin Stars.
Caprice Restaurants is a market leading prestigious restaurant group, with a rich history and long-standing reputation in the hospitality industry, we have grown from strength to strength opening our iconic restaurants across in London and now internationally. As we continue to expand, we offer structured career paths & hospitality training at every level to ensure your development and confidence grows with the group.
A team of world-class Chefs, Sommeliers and Mixologists have designed an outstanding array of menus, cocktail, and wine lists. Expertly sourced, seasonal ingredients, wines and spirits are brought together using traditional and subversive techniques to create truly unique dining and drinking experiences.
The area of Brompton Cross in South Kensington attracts some of London’s most discerning visitors and the warmth, intimacy and Italian charm of Italian restaurant, Daphne’s, is at the heart of its appeal. Founded in 1964 by theatre agent Daphne Rye – the woman who famously discovered Richard Burton – this London institution has long been a favourite amongst the residents of Chelsea, as well as visitors from further afield. Its seasonal Italian country cooking, sourced with great attention to detail, is justly famed around the world.
We are proud to be partnered with Westminster Kingsway College, which in May 2022 has been named as one of the top five culinary schools in the world to gain the skills and technical expertise needed to become a chef. The college was recognised alongside other illustrious institutions, namely the Culinary Institute of America in the United States, Le Cordon Bleu in France, Apicius in Italy and the Business and Hotel Management School, Switzerland.
As an Apprentice Commis Chef, you will attend College one day per week and the other 4 days of the week you will be an integral part of the Kitchen team, learning how the kitchen runs, working in your section keeping it clean and tidy, and efficiently carrying out the orders and specifications set by the Chef de Partie or senior chef. You will help produce high quality dishes from scratch whilst maintaining the high standards and expectations of the restaurant. You will learn from highly experienced, passionate chefs, work with amazing product and be taken on apprentice ‘trips’ – to learn Butchery, to understand Cheese and the difference in Oysters!
Throughout your apprenticeship you will be working with the finest ingredients and will be mentored by your Chef to develop your skills and experience. This role could lead into a full time Commis Chef or Demi Chef de Partie position at one of Caprice’s Restaurants.
We offer our Apprentice Commis Chef:
· Work 5 Shifts a week – Monday to Friday – 8am-4pm for the first 6 months (1 of those days is at college with is also paid for)
· A complete set of Chef starter knives
· Provision of chef whites and shoes
· A highly competitive starting salary
· Increased salary as you develop and progress in your role
· Extensive career development and training opportunities
· Staff discounts
· Meals on duty
· Fitness First discount
· Life assurance cover
· Employee events
· Access to pension scheme
· Access to our Cycle to Work scheme
· Wagestream – a financial wellbeing benefit that provides you access to your pay as you earn it
We are ideally looking for candidates who:
· Have a passion for food
· Have good attention to detail
· Are self-motivated and have a keen desire to learn
· Have good communication skills
· Take pride in their work
· Are excellent team players
We promote a working environment in which equal opportunity and diversity is recognised, valued and encouraged.
Only those eligible to work in the UK or have a valid UK work permit/visa will be considered for the above position.
If you have a real passion for food, are looking to develop your career, and want to gain exposure to different cuisines in a vibrant and dynamic environment, then we can offer this! … We would love to hear from you.
Apply now as spaces are for our much-coveted Apprenticeships are limited and filling up fast. We are interviewing now for immediate start, with enrolment at Westminster College this September 2022.
Interested? Please send you CV to email@example.com