|Production Chef Apprenticeship Level 2
Minimum GCSE grade 2 for English and maths. If you don’t achieve these, you will need to complete an initial assessment in English and maths to identify your eligibility for the course.
These requirements may alter dependent on the needs of the employer.
The Production Chef Apprenticeship will enable you to work in the exciting and challenging world of catering, leading you to a career in settings such as schools, hospitals, the Armed Forces, care homes and high street or pub kitchens. During your Apprenticeship you will apply highly methodical organisational skills, energy, accuracy, attention to detail and be mindful of the importance of sustainability and protecting the environment.
You will develop the skills and attributes to work, and thrive, in your chosen sector. You will be able to maintain excellent standards of personal, food and kitchen hygiene, ensure compliance to procedures, menu specifications and recipes, adapt and produce dishes to meet special dietary, religious and allergenic requirements and use specialist kitchen equipment.
What will I learn?
• During this apprenticeship you will gain a range of skills, including: techniques for the preparation, assembly, cooking, regeneration and presentation of food
• Using kitchen tools and equipment correctly to produce consistently high-quality dishes according to specifications
• Take responsibility for the cleanliness, organisation and smooth running of the work area
• Learn about key nutrient groups, their function and main food sources
• How to communicate with colleagues, line managers and customers effectively
• Maintaining quality and consistency in food production by using resources in line with organisations’ financial constraints, style, specifications and ethos
• Working to ensure customer expectations are met
• How technology can support food production organisations
How will the course be assessed?
A range of assessment methods will be used throughout the programme to support the progression and development of your Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours that are all relevant to the apprenticeship standard.
The apprenticeship standard will be achieved via externally assessed End Point Assessments.
This may include:
- A knowledge test
- A practical observation
- A professional discussion
- A project presentation
- An interview
Materials and other information
• Industry expert Assessors providing continuous support throughout the programme
• We work with a large range of excellent employers including Crow Wood, Burnley Football Club and Oddies
• Employers have worked to co-create the programme making it highly industry relevant
Progression and Careers
• Head Chef
• Front of House
• Station Chef
• Restaurant Manager
• Commis Chef