H-151 Level 2 Commis Chef Apprentice at Stanley House based in Blackburn

Job type Apprenticeship
Contract Type Intermediate
Positions Available 1
Salary £5.30 per hour
Reference Code H-151
Hours Per Week Shifts to be confirmed by employer
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Job Description

Brief Overview

Working as part of a team you will work within the 3 restaurants that the hotel runs, The Banqueting Room, the Grill on the Hill and Mr Fred's Bar. Main duties include working alongside Chef/s learning practical cookery/food preparation skills.

Vacancy Description

We are a privately owned, luxury, 30 bedroom hotel with extensive conference and banqueting, a high end grill style restaurant and a bar/brasserie located just outside Blackburn in Lancashire BB2 7NP.

We are now looking to recruit an enthusiastic, hardworking Commis Chef to join our busy kitchen.

The successful candidates will have the ambition and desire to succeed in this fast paced environment whilst willing to learn and improve their own skill set from our vastly experienced team.

Main duties include:

  • Working alongside Chef’s learning practical cookery/food preparation skills
  • Work using safe and hygienic working practices
  • The Apprentice chef will be trained how to use knives, work to multiple food checks, prepare dishes according to our menu, organisation of work area, work to Environmental Health and Safety standards
  • The ideal candidate should be able to work in a team, use their own initiative and be proactive and confident in their approach to work.



Person Specification

Skills required

  • Must have at least one years’ experience
  • Must want to develop a career as a chef
  • Be able to maintain clean working areas and follow Health and Safety best practice

Personal Qualities

  • Must have a passion for cooking
  • Be enthusiastic, willing to learn
  • Have a can do attitude, team player
  • Must thrive in a pressurised environment whilst being able to work efficiently and calmly whilst at the same time promoting good working relations in the Kitchen


Maths and English GCSE A*-C or equivalent qualifications preferred but must have the ability to undertake an initial assessment at the college.

Things to Consider

Local transport timetables are not always conducive to the shift patterns and so the successful candidate will need access to private transport.

We can offer;

  • Great working conditions
  • 28-33 days holiday per year
  • Sick pay
  • Tips
  • Discounted dining for friends and family
  • The ability to work with and be trained by highly trained chefs
  • Variety of shifts including earlies, lates, and splits
  • A competitive salary

Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is at the employers’ discretion and is subject to change. If this vacancy has been filled we will endeavour to support you in finding alternative vacancies.

Other Information

Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship

Intermediate Apprenticeship – Level 2 Professional Cookery                      

Proposed Duration

Minimum of 12 months, maximum of 15 months

Training to be Provided

All aspects of NVQ Level 2 Professional Cookery or Level 2 Food Production and Cooking.

Will be trained in the workplace and assessed either totally in the workplace or one day release at college.

Future Prospects

To develop and grow with this company, could lead to pay increase and promotion


Apprenticeship Team

01254 292500


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