Production chef apprenticeship

Work with centrally developed standardised recipes and menus, producing food often in high volumes

Production chefs work as part of a team in time-bound and often challenging kitchen environments at schools, hospitals, care homes and high street casual dining or pub kitchens. They report to the senior production chef or an appropriate line manager. During the production chef apprenticeship, you’ll work with centrally developed standardised recipes and menus, producing food often in high volumes. You’ll apply highly methodical organisational skills, energy, accuracy and attention to detail, and be mindful of the importance of sustainability and protecting the environment. Your duties will include: maintaining excellent standards of personal, food and kitchen hygiene; ensuring compliance to procedures, menu specifications and recipes; producing food that meets portion controls and budgetary constraints; adapting and producing dishes to meet special dietary, religious and allergenic requirements; following, completing and maintaining production schedules, as well as legislative and quality standard documentation; using specialist kitchen equipment; communicating internally and externally with customers and colleagues; and committing to personal development activities.


Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: Food technology

Entry requirements for the production chef apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

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