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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Weeks: 77


Start: 22/07/2020

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 0.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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.


Entry requirements

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.


Course Content

  • Maintain excellent standards of personal, food and kitchen hygiene
  • Ensure compliance with procedures, menu specifications and recipes
  • Produce food meeting portion controls and budgetary constraints
  • Adapt and produce dishes to meet special dietary, religious and allergenic requirements
  • Use specialist kitchen equipment
  • Communicate internally and externally to customers and colleagues

You will also take Maths and English Functional Skills at Level 1 and will work towards an end-point assessment.


How will I be assessed?

  • Observation
  • Products of work
  • Questions
  • Professional discussion
  • External end-point assessment

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need a laptop for accessing your e-portfolio as well as a set of knives.

What can I do after this course?


You could work towards senior production chef qualifications as well as supervisory or management roles.




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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Jordan Green

Jordan Green

Compliments to the award-winning chef

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.

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