Delifonseca - Apprentice Chef

Salary: £4:00 Per Hour
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 06-Apr-2018

Employer: Deli Fonseca

Address: Brunswick Way, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 4BN

Role: Apprentice Chef

Wage: £4:00 per hour

Hours: Minimum of 30 hours per week

Number of vacancies: 1


Employer Description

Delifonseca is a small independent company based in Liverpool that’s truly passionate about all things food related. It operates two sites, Fonseca’s Stanley St in the centre of town and Delifonseca Dockside which is a mile south of the city centre.

The Dockside branch is a real foodie ‘all-rounder’ operating both a restaurant and a licensed retail food operation, along with a concession by renowned Edge & Son butchers, who specialise in local, rare, native breeds.In addition to our on-site facilities we offer a wide range of outside catering options both for corporate or private customers.


Vacancy Description

We are recruiting apprentice chefs for our popular restaurant/foodhall in Brunswick, Liverpool. This is an excellent opportunity to develop all-round service and cooking skills with a recognised company and the prospect of a future full-time role.

We have vacancies for two apprentice commis chefs at our popular delicatessen and restaurant in Brunswick Dock. You must have a real interest in food to work here.

Through the apprenticeship course at The City of Liverpool College and the main duties and responsibilities at our establishment you will be expected to:


  • Maintain health, hygiene and safety when storing and preparing food

  • Prepare basic vegetable dishes

  • Prepare salads

  • Prepare meat and poultry dishes

  • Prepare pasta dishes

  • Prepare basic soups

  • Prepare fish dishes

  • Set up and close kitchen

  • Take directions and guidance from supervisors and managers.


Skills Required

  • Ideally some previous experience in food preparation   
  • Able to work in a food preparation environment
  • Basic knife skills


Personal Qualities of Candidate

  • Confidence in ability to succeed
  • Passionate about food
  • Flexible
  • Commitment to the role as a chef
  • Willing to learn (in work and College)
  • Able to keep calm and positive in a pressured environment



Ideally a Level 1 catering/hospitality qualification and a minimum of Entry Level 3 in Maths and English but a real passion and interest in cooking is the key to this role.


Training to be provided

NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Catering and Professional Chefs -  Food Production and Cooking one day per week at Duke Street site in Liverpool city centre plus Functional Skills in English and Maths if required


Working Week

At least 30 hours – although more could probably be available.

We operate a shift system Mon-Sun, with the early shifts starting at 7am (finishing between 3pm-5pm) and the late shifts (various start times) finishing by approximately 10-11pm.

You will be expected to attend college 1 day per week within your working week.


Expected Duration

Up to 18 months



Primarily Delifonseca Dockside, Brunswick Way, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 4BN but occasionally the restaurant in Stanley Street, L1 6AH or on outside catering events.


Future Prospects

The prospect of a full-time role is here on successful completion of your apprenticeship programme.


Other Important Information

Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by the Government for non-levy paying employers. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution.

Able to access restaurant as shifts can finish around 10-11pm


If you would like to apply for this Apprenticeship then please send a copy of your CV stating which role you are applying for to: and please answer the following questions:

1. What’s your favourite dish and why?

2. Why do want to work in a chef/cooking role?

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