Brief overview of the vacancy role

If you’re looking for your next exciting challenge and are passionate about consistently producing high quality food, using the finest, local ingredients and forging a career as a chef, then this is the role for you.

At Absolute Taste, we have an array of learning and development opportunities of which the successful candidate is able to enhance own their own skills and progress within the wider business. The career opportunities with us are endless!

Vacancy Description

We are very excited to announce the eagerly awaited re-opening of our beautiful restaurant and pub, The Muddy Duck in Hethe, Bicester.

We are on the hunt for an experienced, dynamic, confident and inspiring Commis Chef Apprentice to join our chef brigade at our highly regarded pub/restaurant working closely with one of the most respected names in the restaurant world, Pierre Koffmann.

In 1977 Pierre opened his first restaurant, La Tante Claire, in Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea. Within six years they had achieved the maximum accolade you can receive in the culinary world, making him one of only a few chefs in the United Kingdom to have done so.

The number of Britain’s top chefs who have trained under Pierre Koffmann is truly incredible – Tom Aikens, Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White, Jason Atherton and more recently, Ben Murphy and Luciano Pierre White, to name but a few. His protégés are now regarded as some of the best chefs in the kitchens of the country.

If you’re looking for your next exciting challenge and are passionate about consistently producing high quality food, using the finest, local ingredients and forging a career as a chef, then this is the role for you.

We are looking for a passionate and dedicated Commis Chef Apprentice to be part of our exciting new Muddy Duck Chef team.

As a Commis Chef Apprentice, your responsibilities will include:

– Working closely with the Head Chef and Chef brigade, following recipe specifications;

– To clearly label and rotate stock including allergen information;

– To ensure that the food produced is of the highest possible standard;

– Working in an organised manner and cleaning as you go. All areas are to be maintained to the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness at all times;

– To ensure that all food is prepared within the dedicated time frame;

– To help with stock management, cleaning fridges, rotating stock and stock counting;

– Producing dishes using correct measurements/portion sizes according to dish specifications;

– Follow food preparation guidelines meeting The Muddy Duck requirements;

– Dealing with the receipt and storing of deliveries;

– To always be dressed in the correct PPE for the working environment.

– We would like someone who has a passion for food and learning. The right person will be enthusiastic and willing to contribute ideas to menus.

We are offering:

– A contribution pension scheme (both employee and employer);

– Meals on duty;

– Beautiful location and opportunity to work closely with world renowned Chef; Pierre Koffmann; – An autonomous and innovative working environment and culture; – Various internal and external training to ensure we remain industry leading and to assist you with your personal development.

– Staff accommodation in the village is available if required.

You will need to be top of your game all day, every day in an often-pressurised environment, be able to demonstrate initiative, balance your skills between kitchen departments, superb customer service and ‘getting-stuck-in’ style teamwork and have a penchant for the detail.

The Menu Partners is a diverse food business supplying hotels, pubs and restaurants up and down the UK with whole, prepared or cooked food. Within our group of businesses, we also have Absolute Taste, a leading event catering company, Absolute Taste Inflight our Private Jet catering business along with two farm shops, a pub and so much more.

At Absolute Taste, we have an array of learning and development opportunities of which the successful candidate is able to enhance own their own skills and progress within the wider business. The career opportunities with us are endless!

Desired personal Qualities

It takes a mixture of ingredients to make the perfect dish, and our teams are no different. You’ll… ·
– Have a passion for hospitality (if you know, you know!)
– Have a great eye for detail
– Be super organised

Future Prospects

Ongoing support and development

Training to be provided

Commis Chef Apprentice Level 2
Functional Skills in Maths and English

Product

Commis Chef Apprenticeship L2

Expected duration

15

Paid hours per

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