Apprentice Commis Chef with Jesmond Dene House
  • 25th Apr 2019


Jesmond Dene House are looking to recruit a Commis Chef to support the Head Chef in their busy kitchen. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with passion and determination to join a successful team.

Training to be provided: You will work towards the Level 2 Professional Cookery apprenticeship along with the level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship standard with Gateshead College

Functional skills Maths, English and IT, if required

Full training will be provided in all aspects of kitchen duties such as stock rotation, working to safe practices and cooking to a high standard. There will be the chance to learn butchery, fishmongery and pastry. 

Expected course duration: 2 years

Number of hours: 30 hours

Working pattern: Hours to be confirmed at interview

Salary: £150.00 per week

Job description:

Assisting the Head Chef in the day-to-day running of the kitchen. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a hotel kitchen environment, offering food for all occasions, and giving them the opportunity to learn a variety of skills (they will have the chance to work not only in the main kitchen but also in our pastry and conference and banqueting sections). 

Daily duties to include:

  • To assist the head chef in the day to day running of the kitchen

  • To work to safe and legal practices

  • To ensure the high standards are always kept

  • To ensure all products entering and leaving the kitchens are to the set Jesmond Dene House standards

  • To track, replenish and keep in date order, the stock holding

  • To be pro-active in all actions and tasks set for you


Desired skills:

  • To have a can-do attitude

  • To have a desire to learn

  • Punctuality

  • High personal grooming standards

  • Some knife skills would be desirable, however, not essential as all training will be provided

    Personal qualities:

  • Willing to learn, self-motivated and present a professional persona in all circumstances

  • A passion for food and cooking

  • Excellent time keeping skills

  • Enthusiastic

  • Reliable and Conscientious

  • Can do Attitude

  • Team Player

    Qualifications required

    A positive attitude is more important than qualifications

    Possible Start date May 2019

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