Senior production chef apprenticeship

Manage a team producing standardised dishes and menus within a kitchen environment

A senior production chef strives to produce customers’ meals consistently to perfection, according to predetermined specifications. As an apprentice, you’ll learn to work independently and lead a team in often hot and highly challenging kitchen environments. During the senior production chef apprenticeship you’ll likely work in organisations where brands, recipes and menus have been created by a central development team. You’ll need to marshall your team to work quickly and efficiently, producing food often in high volumes, which is repeated day after day, requiring energy, highly methodical organisational skills and attention to detail. You’ll need to gain experience in an operational role, typically without supervisory responsibilities, before progressing onto this apprenticeship. Once completed, you’ll be ready to progress onto a higher-level position.


Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: Food technology

Entry requirements for the senior production chef apprenticeship: Previous achievement of level 2 production chef or a minimum of 12 months relevant industry experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

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