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The Dell, Seaview - Commis Chef Apprenticeship

Job Posted: 20 May 2024

Closing Date: Monday, 3rd June 2024
Job Start Date: ASAP

The Dell at Seaview are looking to recruit an Apprentice Commis Chef.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a career in professional cookery and undertake a professional qualification.

The Dell is set in beautiful surroundings, and uses fresh ingredients for its varying menus.

As an apprentice Commis Chef, you will take on a full-time role in the kitchen under the supervision of passionate chefs alongside your training.

You will be training for the level 2 commis chef qualification with HTP Apprenticeship College.

Please use the following link to find out about the apprenticeship qualification:

Key Responsibilities:

·        Preparing ingredients, vegetables, meats and fish ready for service

·        Assist the chefs in the food preparation process and undertake any other relative activities under the head chefs direction

·        To work on the cold side and the pass as required

·        To check and ‘polish’ dishes before they reach the customer

·        Remedy any problems or defects after consulting with the head chef/business owners

·        Comply with nutrition, allergen and sanitation regulations and safety standards

·        Making sure that the kitchen is clean, tidy and safe after service

·        To help to construct menus with new or existing culinary creations in collaboration with the Head Chef and the business owners.

·        To help maintain stock rotation and good ordering, communication with suppliers and setting product pricing

·        To maintain all paperwork/diary entries and temperature records and ensure that they are kept up to date

·        Also to foster a climate of cooperation and respect between co-workers

Desired Skills:

None! – We are just looking for someone with passion, personality and a desire to learn and succeed.

Personal Qualities:

·        To be passionate about food and producing quality dishes

·        Keen to progress within the industry

·        Excellent communication skills

·        To have excellent time management skills

·        Good interpersonal skills

·        The ability to follow policy and procedures

·        High standards of cleanliness and hygiene

·        The flexibility to work weekends and holidays – as this is a MUST in hospitality

·        Self-motivated and capable of working on your own and working with others

·        A flexible approach to getting any task done


Minimum wage for Age


The working hours will be a minimum of 35 per week, but more may be offered in high season.

Initially this will be based on 4 ½ working days, including weekends.

To Apply:

If you have a keen interest in a career in food production, do not miss this opportunity.

Please note that this is an Apprenticeship Placement.

Candidates will need to have achieved Maths and English at GCSE or equivalent grades A-C (9-4) or Level 2 Functional skills in maths and English before completing the qualification.

Please apply by adding a CV and Covering Letter.

The successful candidates will then be contacted by HTP Apprenticeship College.

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HTP Apprenticeship College

Since the company was established in 2000 HTP has fast become one of the leading training providers in the South of England. We deliver training in all areas of Hospitality, Management, Health and Social Care, Retail, Customer Service, Business and Childcare.

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