Apprentice Chef

Canterbury, Kent
£111 per week with a potential for more subject to a successful probationary period.
13 Sep 2018
26 Sep 2018
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Employer Description

Chapman’s Seafood Restaurant in Canterbury is located in the historic St. Dunstan’s area – a stone’s throw from the Westgate Towers Museum and Gardens and a two-minute stroll from Canterbury West train station. We offer an informal, welcoming atmosphere where good food and friendly customer service is standard, and our kitchen serves only the finest fresh fish sourced from the local area.

Description of Vacancy

Are you an aspiring chef looking for an opportunity to establish your cooking skills?

Does the thought of joining an experienced and close-knit team in an established seafood restaurant in the heart of historic Canterbury appeal to you?

If so then you may be exactly the person that Chapman’s Seafood Bar & Brasserie are looking for to join their team as an apprentice chef.  Working mainly with seafood, you will have an opportunity to learn a range of skills that will support you in gaining your Level 2 Diploma in Food Production & Cooking.

If you think this role may be for you, then we would love to hear from you!


As the apprentice chef you will be responsible for a range of duties including:

- Maintaining a safe and hygienic working environment

-Producing a range of dishes (with a particular emphasis on seafood)

- Preparing meals for distribution

-Cleaning of utensils and other kitchen equipment


£111 per week with a potential for more subject to a successful probationary period.


30 working hours per week which will be spread across shifts that will include evenings and weekends.

Qualifications Required

Minimum grade A-D in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)

Appointment of candidate will be subject to successful completion of a work trial.

Skills Required

  • Good organisational skills/punctuality
  • Able to work as a team

Personal Qualities

The successful applicant should be eager, enthusiastic, and honest about their work.

Above all, they should have a real passion for food, in particular seafood, in order to help us to continue serving great dishes.

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Standard - consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.