Chef De Partie Apprentice

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Experienced and dedicated Apprentice Chef required to join the Kitchen Brigade at West Lodge Park Hotel (part of Beales Hotel). The ideal candidate will be career-minded, hardworking with a passion for food.

Number of Positions Available

2

About Employer

Here at West Lodge Park, we have so much to offer. We cater for weddings, celebrations, special events, Christmas parties and much more. And, being just a stone’s throw away from North London, including nearby boroughs Enfield and Barnet, Beales is the perfect choice for those looking to host their next occasion away from the hustle and bustle of the city in beautiful surroundings.

Detailed Job Description

West Lodge Park, have so much to offer. They cater for weddings, celebrations, special events, Christmas parties and much more. And, being just a stone’s throw away from North London, including nearby boroughs Enfield and Barnet, Beales is the perfect choice for those looking to host their next occasion away from the hustle and bustle of the city in beautiful surroundings
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Intermediate Level Apprentice Chef at West Lodge Park Hotel, Hadley Wood, to to join the Kitchen Brigade and further develop their trade. The ideal candidate will be an experienced and dedicated Chef, who is career-minded, hardworking and has a passion for food. Would suit experienced Commis Chef willing to train and develop and work towards gaining a Qualification..
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
Ideal candidates will have:
- Good knowledge of all sections within a kitchen
- Good knife skills
- Minimum of 2 years experience within a busy kitchen as a Commis Chef or higher
- Passionate about cooking fresh food
- Be able to work under pressure and use own initiative
- To make sure that the cleaning schedule is completed every day/ week
- To make sure that all food is labelled and that stock is rotated
- Minimising food waste and have an understanding of food costs
- Ensuring all deliveries are checked correctly
- Keep own knowledge up to date and attend any training that is required
- Ability to work well as part of a team.
Role will be working alongside the opportunity to study for an Apprenticeship vocational qualification at minimum level 2. Training will be free for the successful candidate and usually costs between £5,000 and £9,000.

Skills Required

- Have good culinary skills and experience of working as a chef in previous role, preferably in a quality restaurant/culinary environment
- Have ability to multi-task and work effectively under pressure
- Be organised and precise, with a keen eye for detail
- Have food safety training and relevant culinary qualifications
- Ability to deal with deliveries and stock rotation, and maintain high standards of food hygiene
- Have good interpersonal and communication skills and be good at working as part of a team

Personal Qualities

Good team player
Able to multitask
Organised, creative

Qualifications Required

Level 2 Food Safety Skills and Allergen Training, plus relevant culinary vocational qualification (ideally, though training can be given)
Maths and English will be assessed as part of the interview process

Future Prospects

Progress from Chef de Partie, and potential possibility for Junior Sous Chef in the future (subject to skills/experience)

Other Information

This position is required as soon as possible; early start date acceptable
There is a possibility that Live-in Accommodation may be available with this role, at a highly discounted accommodation cost (includes utilities and 3 meals per day)

Training to be Provided

Chef de Partie Level 3
Maths and English if required

Expected Duration

12 Months

Working Week

45 hours p.w. worked over 5 days each week, as per rota (will include weekends & Bank Hols.)

Things to consider

Due to various shift work, including early shifts from 7am and late shifts ending at 11.30pm, it may be recommended to be based locally or have reliable transport