Blackburne Pub & Eatery - Apprentice Chef

Salary: National Minimum Apprentice Wage - £3:50 Per Hour
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 23-Oct-2017

Employer: The Blackburne Pub & Eatery

Vacancy Location: 24 Catherine street, Liverpool.  L8 7NL

Vacancy Title: Apprentice Chef

Number of Vacancies: 1

Working Week: Minimum of 30 Hours Per Week

Wage: National MinimumApprentice Wage £3:50 Per Hour


Vacancy Description   

We are looking to recruit an apprentice chef who is passionate about a career in the industry to join our small and intimate team for our popular pub and eatery. Working with our head chef and his team we need an apprentice chef to help prepare and cook our varied menu that uses local fresh ingredients. We also are always open to new ideas and dishes as we as a restaurant are constantly changing. You will gain great experience here whilst also attending The City of Liverpool College as part of an apprenticeship programme.

We have a vacancy for an apprentice chef at our popular pub and eatery in Liverpool’s Georgian quarter. We use locally sourced, fresh ingredients and the main duties and responsibilities for our apprentice commis chef are:

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

  • Prepare basic vegetable dishes

  • Prepare basic meat and poultry dishes

  • Prepare pasta dishes

  • Prepare basic soups

  • Prepare basic fish dishes

  • Prepare different desserts

  • Set up and close kitchen

  • Take directions and guidance from supervisors and managers.

  • Help set up and close down the kitchens

Employer Description

The Blackburne has been at the heart of the local community for almost a century, serving a fine selection of wines, beers, and local and guest real ales with a true community spirit.

Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with Grill Night Thursdays, and a king-sized homemade Sunday roast – we pride ourselves on only using locally sourced, fresh ingredients – nothing is frozen except the ice cream!

Skills Required

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


Personal Qualities   

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


Qualifications Required  

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 Hospitality Services (Food Preparation) – one day per week at Duke Street site in Liverpool city centre plus Functional Skills in English and Maths if required.


Expected Duration

18 Months

Future Prospects   

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

 Other Important Information/Reality Check

Working in the catering industry requires dedication, commitment, and hard work, many of the hours are anti-social and involve late finishes, so suitable travel arrangements need to be considered.

Working in an intimate kitchen in close proximity with other chefs, working under pressure, and long days standing.

Work hours can be as late and 10pm some days and can start as early as 9am if required.

Important Information to be Considered:

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.

If you wish you apply for this vacancy please send you CV via email, stating the role you would like to be considered for, to  and answer tyhe following questions:

1.  What could you bring to our team?

2.  What's your favourite dish and why?

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