Level Three Senior Chef Production Cooking Apprenticeship

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Senior production chefs may lead a brigade team or may support the head chef in larger establishments. They report activities to the Head chef or appropriate line manager. They supervise production chef teams in a variety of kitchen environments, for example; schools, hospitals, the Armed Forces, care homes and high street casual dining or pub kitchens. Job roles include Head chef, Second Chef, Kitchen Manager / Supervisor, Cook. Senior production chefs have accountability for the day-to-day running of the kitchen service, producing, monitoring and maintaining consistent food standards, legislative requirements and quality across all areas and during all stages of production and supply.

What will I study?

  • Supervise and contribute to the production of centrally developed standardised recipes and menus
  • Supervise the production of dishes to meet specific dietary requirements
  • Complete, monitor and maintain food safety management systems (which include delivery, storage, cooking and service) and work equipment
  • Identify training needs and assist in the recruitment of kitchen personnel
  • Maintain the catering operating budget using nominated suppliers and ensuring the control of waste.
  • Support cost reduction, improve performance, revenue, profit margins and customers’ experience
  • Monitor service to improve efficiency and productivity.
  • Lead team briefings/meetings

Entry requirements

Entry requirements to be set by employers, but previous achievement of level 2 production chef or a minimum of 12 months relevant industry experience.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide 2019 Full-time Course Guide 2020 Part-Time Course Guide