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

Course Overview

You need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. Please visit our vacancy page or contact 01278 441234 if you have an employer. If you are unable to secure employment, you could enrol on a full-time study programme and transfer to an Apprenticeship at a later date. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option.

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. In a real working environment, you 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.

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

Assessment Methods

There will be continual assessment in the workplace and optional College workshops to develop a recipe evidence log showing your development across the culinary range and culinary knowledge. There are three assessment exams at the end of the course made up of a multiple choice test, four hour practical observation in the workplace and one hour professional discussion.

Progression Options

On successful completion of this apprenticeship, you could find employment in a kitchen or catering manager role.

Course Summary

Course Title Senior Chef Production Cooking Apprenticeship Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need to have completed the Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship or a
similar Level 2 qualification and attend an interview. There is an English and
maths initial assessment, and if you do not have GCSE maths and English at grade
4 (C) you will work towards a functional skills qualification during your
learning.

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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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