Chef – Modern Apprenticeship - 17096
14 March 2019
Two years while training with potential progression within
company after successful completion of qualification
Starting salary £170 per week
At Leith's at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, we
take pride in producing simple, unfussy, delicious food. We aim to
deliver friendly, professional service through well trained and
motivated staff. We create an atmosphere in which our staff can
develop their talents and feel part of an enthusiastic team.
Working 40 hours per week, you will be part of a team of 9
staff. Kitchens can be challenging but very rewarding environments;
we will work with you to ensure you get the best start to your
career as possible. You will be assigned a mentor who has gone
through the apprenticeship programme here and knows exactly the
challenges you are facing on a daily basis.
What might a day in this job look like?
From cooking 5 course VIP dinners for celebrities like George
Clooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger to catering for the thousands of
visitors who attend the conferences, events and conventions held at
the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, you will learn all
aspects of working in a busy kitchen with experienced and qualified
Duties may include:
- assisting senior chefs in preparing different menus for all
kinds of events - from very small intimate dinners to catering for
events for thousands of people
- learning all aspects of working in a busy kitchen, including
pastry, sauces, hot and cold food preparation, butchery, fish
- receiving deliveries and stock room duties, learning how to
order supplies and plan quantities
- following Health and Safety legislation and learning about
health and hygiene.
What will I learn?
You will work towards SVQ Level 2 and 3 in Food Preparation and
Cooking through practical and theoretical assessment.
All your learning will be done on the job and you will also
learn about team work, customer service and problem solving.
What Qualifications / Qualities are required?
We are not looking for any formal qualifications but you will be
enrolled onto an SVQ Level 2 Food Preparation and Cooking which
will require a good level of literacy and numeracy and excellent
We are looking for candidates who have a real interest in food
and cooking, are enthusiastic, keen to learn and willing to follow
This position will close when a suitable applicant has been