Senior Chef Production Cooking Apprenticeship Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

Senior production chefs strive to consistently produce meals to perfection according to predetermined specifications. They have the ability to work independently and lead a team in often hot and highly challenging kitchen environments. Production chefs and their teams work quickly and efficiently, producing food often in high volumes day after day, requiring energy, highly methodical organisational skills and attention to detail.

Subjects covered include:

  • Producing high volume meals to a specific brand standard, leading and mentoring a team to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction
  • Learning how to control stock and manage budgets to ensure profit margins are met
  • Leading the brand image and standard in the workplace

In a real working environment you can learn and hone your skills as a Senior Chef with one-to-one support from a specialist trainer and workplace mentor, all while earning a wage.

During a College interview, the Trainer/Assessor will discuss how best to obtain a position since you will be expected to work in a hospitality role with supervisory duties for a minimum of 30 hours per week. There may be organisations that the College is working with who are looking for an apprentice that candidates could apply for a position with, or candidates may prefer to approach an organisation of their choice.

Assessment Methods

You will be continually assessed in the workplace to build evidence showing your development across all supervisory and culinary areas of your role. There are four assessment exams at the end of the course made up of an observation in the workplace, a business project, a professional discussion and a multiple choice test.

Progression Options

The Senior Chef Production Cooking Apprenticeship can lead to a Level 4 Hospitality Manager Apprenticeship. The training and skills learnt can lead towards becoming a Hospitality Area or Catering Manager or a trainer in hospitality.

Course Summary

Course Title Senior Chef Production Cooking Apprenticeship Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need a Level 2 qualification such as the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Commis
Chef. You would be expected to complete an initial assessment in both Maths and
English. If you do not have Level 2 in English and Maths, you will study for and
pass a Functional Skills qualification.

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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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