Apprentice Chef

4.30 - 4.30 GBP Hourly
Closing date
7 Oct 2021

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Hospitality & Travel
Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
Company Name: Saffron catering

Role Name: Apprentice Chef

Apprenticeship: Apprentice Chef

How many positions available: 1

Brief Description of Role:

Assist senior chefs in all food preparation

Responsible for executing allocated dishes on time to the required standard

Work as part of the kitchen team under the direction of the head chef, sous chef and chef de parties to support the demands of the kitchen

Assist in cleaning and tidying kitchen areas as per the daily/weekly/monthly cleaning schedules

Maintain fridges - keep clean, organised and all products dated, with stock rotation implemented

Maintain dry store area - keep clean, organised and clearly labelled, with stock rotation implemented

Communicate with Chefs regarding stock requirements

Attend college and complete 2 year apprenticeship

Work in a clean and tidy manner

Demonstrate a willingness to learn from senior chefs

Undertake training as required

Maintain a positive and proactive attitude at all times

Actively seek to improve skills and achieve personal development

Comply with all health and safety regulations.

Perform other duties as assigned by management

Comply at all times with the Saffron Company Handbook.

Comply with the provisions of your contract and any of our Company Policies and set an example for more junior members of staff.

Seek to ensure at all times that all visitors or guests on our sites have the best experience possible.

Brief overview about you (Employer):

Saffron Outside Catering has crafted an excellent reputation providing friendly, bespoke and indulgent catering throughout the Midlands. Using the very best of local and seasonal produce from the local area, our team of talented staff provides bespoke menus adapting to each clients' varying ideas and concepts.

Whether it be for a wedding, BBQ or even a buffet for hundreds or a unique and intimate social evening at home we can provide the perfect menu and food for you and your guests. Our team of chefs pride themselves on creating memorable food for every occasion and are renowned for using the finest ingredients in delicious, creative ways.

As an Apprentice Chef you are required to demonstrate knowledge of the following -

Occupational Health and Safety Act

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS)

Federal and Provincial regulations on food handling and serving

FIFO (First In, First Out) Food Storage procedures

Sanitation and Food Safety

Food Preparation

Food Presentation

Resource Management

Menu Management

Use of Wines, Liquors and Spirits in cooking

Property Management

Communication skills

Working week : Monday to Friday

Unit 14, Jubilee Business Park, Appleby Magna DE12 7AJ


GBP4.30 an hour

Expected start date:

To be confirmed

Desired Skills:


Experience within the hospitality industry would be beneficial


You have a strong willingness and optimistic attitude, to grow within this role


You have a genuine desire to please clients and deliver the WOW factor at each and every event


You are highly professional and positive in your thoughts, words, action and appearance


You are extremely organised and efficient and deliver on results even under pressure


The work you produce is consistently neat and presentable and you have an excellent eye for detail and accuracy


You will fully live the vision, mission and culture of Saffron


You enjoy working independently as well as in a team and have an eye and passion for perfection in everything you do


You must have the ability to manage client's high expectations with confidence and empathy


You must have a positive attitude towards your work, with your clients and work colleagues


You are accomplished at using Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Internet Explorer


You have a valid driving license with less than 3 penalty points and agree to drive the company vehicles if requested


You understand and with a cheerful positivity accept that this role at times involves unsociable hours


Dedication to create a strong team around you, training according to our own high standards and expectations


Effective working as part of the senior management team and feeling confident to contribute accordingly

Personal Qualities:


Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as a strong sense of self-assurance


A positive attitude and a strong work ethic are required.


It gives me great pleasure to deliver high-quality results.


Outstanding organisational and administrative abilities

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