Production chefs work as part of a team in time-bound and often challenging kitchen environments, for example with schools, hospitals, the armed forces, care homes and high street casual dining or pub kitchens.
This apprenticeship programme for aspiring production chefs involves 20% off-the-job training as well as Maths and English Functional Skills at Level 1.
You should have a good standard of English and maths and an interest in the production chef role. You should be employed in a relevant setting for at least 30 contracted hours per week.
You will also take Maths and English Functional Skills at Level 1 and will work towards an end-point assessment.
You will need a laptop for accessing your e-portfolio as well as a set of knives.
You could work towards senior production chef qualifications as well as supervisory or management roles.
Apprentice Jordan Green scooped the Young Chef of the Year title in the Derby Food and Drink Awards – an accolade which he hopes will fast track his career ambitions.
Jordan was among a group of full-time Catering and Hospitality learners who progressed to an apprenticeship with the College’s Engine Shed restaurant and training kitchens at the Roundhouse campus.
His apprenticeship opened doors to many opportunities – including a work placement with Derby’s award-winning Restaurant Zest. He also took part in a European work experience programme in Denmark, spending five weeks at the Danish Meat Trade College in Roskilde alongside learners from Estonia, Italy and Finland.
I really want to be working in fine dining and to learn from the best in the industry. Hopefully winning this award will help me at the start of my career.