The Leaping Hare Restaurant, owned by Wyken Farm Partnership, is an award winning restaurant based on a farm specialising in local, fresh and seasonal cooking.
They have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice commis chef to join the team.
The role of an apprentice chef, working alongside a full time team of four other chefs, is to deliver freshly prepared meals to a high standard. The apprentice will be expected to be passionate about food and fresh ingredients. There will be exposure to all areas of the kitchen, and to the wider farm where much of our food is grown.
Daily duties include:
Preparing fresh fruit and vegetables for service
Butchering and preparing meat and fish for service
Helping with production of pastries and desserts
Assisting across all stations during services: from cold starters to working on the stove with main courses
Contributing to all elements of H&S: daily clean downs, recording fridge temperatures and recording production dates
GCSE Grade 4 (C) or above in maths and English or equivalent is desired.
Professional Cookery Level 1 NVQ, or similar, is required.
Good knife skills are preferred.
Understanding of basic Health and Safety and Food Hygiene.
Strong organisational skills
An openness and passion to learn
An ability to work hard
A high interest in food and fresh ingredients
Training to be Provided
Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship
Things to consider
You will be expected to embrace an ethos of sustainable and seasonal sourcing, as well as work to an exceptionally high standard. You will work 40hrs per week if aged 16-18, over 18s may work up to 48hrs per week. On Friday and Saturday shifts there is a break and communal meal in between service.
There may be the opportunity for a full time role following the completion of the apprenticeship, depending on whether the team has any vacancies. However, many junior chefs from our restaurant have gone on to work in some of the most prestigious restaurants around the country, with Michelin 1-3 stars.
The closing date for this job offer is on 20/05/2021
£172 per week
This job is located in Stanton, Suffolk
How to Apply
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