Production Chef Apprenticeship Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College
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Course Overview

Begin your apprenticeship journey at BTC by applying for an apprenticeship on our website or through our prospectus form. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option. Then, have a look at relevant vacancies by visiting our vacancy page . If you haven’t found a suitable vacancy, you will automatically be placed into our Talent Pool.

As a member of our Talent Pool, you will be the first to hear about new vacancies and we offer support with CVs, interview techniques, employability skills and much more!

A Production Chef work as part of a team in time-bound and often challenging kitchen environments such as 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, and attention to detail, and are mindful of the importance of sustainability and protecting the environment.

This apprenticeship enables you to:

  • Maintain excellent standards of personal, food and kitchen hygiene
  • Ensure compliance to 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
  • Follow, complete and maintain production schedules, legislative and quality standard documentation
  • Use specialist kitchen equipment
  • Communicate internally and externally with customers and colleagues
  • Commit to personal development activities

Click here to view the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education Standard for this course.

Assessment Methods

Your underpinning knowledge will be assessed through an online exam, practical assessment in the workplace and professional discussion.

Progression Options

On completion of the apprenticeship, you could continue to work in the food industry or further your studies.

Spotlight

We work in the Quantock Restaurant which offers a range of services from breakfast buffets to gourmet evenings. This means we’re able to practice our skills in a professional kitchen and front of house environment, and prepare ourselves for the industry.

Ruth Northcote-Brewer

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