Production chefs work as part of a team in time-bound and often challenging kitchen environments, for example; schools, hospitals, the Armed Forces, care homes and high street casual dining or pub kitchens. They report to the Senior Production chef or appropriate line manager. Production chefs are likely to work with centrally developed standardised recipes and menus, producing food often in high volumes. They apply highly methodical organisational skills, energy, accuracy, attention to detail and are mindful of the importance of sustainability and protecting the environment.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

You may want to progress to a higher level catering apprenticeship.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

Maths and English GCSE grade 2 or above or Functional Skills level 1

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
TEN3PM0160 01/08/2021 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

No training cost to the apprentice

Associated Costs 

There may be costs for chef whites and knife kit, unless covered by the employer

Course content

Course Content 

  • How to maintain excellent standards of personal, food and kitchen hygiene 

· How to ensure compliance to procedures, menu specifications and recipes. 

· Producing food, meeting portion controls, and budgetary constraints 

· Adapting and producing dishes to meet special dietary, religious and allergenic requirements 

· follow, complete and maintain production schedules, legislative and quality standard documentation 

· Using specialist kitchen equipment 

· Communicating internally and externally with customers and colleagues 

· Personal development activities

More info

Start Day/Time 

Various start dates throughout the year

Duration 

12 Months

Attendance 

Apprenticeship

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

NVQ 2/Level 2 Diploma

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds

Curriculum Area 

Service Industries and Humanities - Hospitality and Catering

Duration 

12 Months

Attendance 

Apprenticeship

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

NVQ 2/Level 2 Diploma

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds