Apprentice Kitchen Assistant

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Great opportunity for someone looking to forge a career in the catering industry. Mckenna's are looking for a keen individual open to learning all about kitchen operations and develop cooking skills whilst working to gain a Qualification.

Number of Positions Available

1

About Employer

McKenna’s at Northern Stage offers good, honest locally sourced food in a friendly and relaxed restaurant and bistro, with a sprinkling of Northern charm.
We have something for everyone – from brunch to pre-theatre dinner and or just coffee and drinks from the bar. Since we opened in 2006 we’ve catered for hundreds of events and launches from weddings to awards ceremonies.
As a family-run business we have a strong team of front of house, bar and chefs including our Head Chef Jonnie Stafford, and of course the owner and chief bottle-washer Alan McKenna.

Detailed Job Description

McKenna’s at Northern Stage offers good, honest locally sourced food in a friendly and relaxed restaurant and bistro, with a sprinkling of Northern charm.
They are looking to expand their team and are looking applicants who are keen to forge a career within the catering industry. Mckenna's are looking for a keen individual open to learning all about kitchen operations and develop cooking skills whilst working to gain a Level 2 Production Chef Qualification.
The role will include:
*Preparation of a variety of foods
*Preparation and cooking of desserts
*Preparation of hot and cold sandwiches
*Plated meals
*Following direction of experienced chefs
*Supporting other chefs across all areas of the kitchen
*Catering at private and corporate events as per the business needs
*Maintaining food safety and safe working practices within the kitchen

Skills Required

Ability to work under pressure
Ability to take instructions
Ability

Personal Qualities

Punctuality
Desire to succeed
Hard working ethic
Good verbal communication skills

Qualifications Required

None maths and english will be assessed as part of the interview process

Future Prospects

The business is very good at developing their staff, often progressing from within.
As a multi site operator there are opportunities to move.
A great opportunity to work in other site, gain experience in both bistro operation and external catering.

Training to be Provided

Level 2 Food Production Chef Apprenticeship. Maths and English if required.

Expected Duration

12 Months

Working Week

30 hours Monday - Saturday 9.30-8pm

Things to consider

There may be times for you to work outside of normal opening hours, special occasions and catering events.
The site is closed on Sunday and bank holidays
Staff meals are provided


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