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As a chef at the Marchmont Arms, you will master our menu, with your food being the reason guests keep coming through our doors! You’ll thrive in a fast-paced service, pulling together as a team, because it’s the people that make it all worthwhile.
Join us at Premium Country Pubs. We craft food and drink into something truly special. Picture beautiful interiors in stunning locations, and great tasting food. If you're passionate about all things premium, we want to hear from you.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?
• You will be part of something much bigger than the Marchmont Arms. As part of Mitchells & Butlers, we are a 44,000 strong team with over 13 brands, the opportunities are endless.
• Love dining out? You'll love it even more with a massive 33% discount across all our brands. Whether its date night at Miller & Carter or family roast at Toby Carvery, we’ve got you covered.
• With Mitchells & Butlers, your first role isn’t usually your last. Last year, over 200 Chefs were promoted to Head Chef.
• Never a dull moment - fun, laughs and lifelong friends!
• Flexible shifts - to fit around the other important things in life
• Lifelong learning - Funded qualifications up to degree level
On top of this, we offer a pension; 28 days paid holiday; high-street shopping discounts; and we even give you free shares! There's also a free employee helpline- to support you with whatever life throws at you.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING? AS A CHEF YOU’LL…
• Be a champion of brand standards
• Keep your kitchen clean
• Prepare everything that is needed before a busy shift
• Maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and safety
• Cook to spec and know the menu inside out
WHAT DO I NEED?
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
• Be a team player
We know hospitality can be hard work, but it’s super rewarding. As a team at the Marchmont Arms, we always pull together with smiles on our faces. We know it’s a cliché, but it really is the people that make it so worthwhile. When you join us, you become part of our work family, all 44,000 of us up and down the country.
You don’t have to take our word for it. Why not check us out on social media? Search @Mitchells&ButlersCareers and find out what it’s like to work with us from our teams.
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Bartosz completed a chef apprenticeship with Premium Country Pubs. Achieving a Commis Chef level 2 certificate. Here's what he had to say about his experience: WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT WORKING FOR M&B?The opportunity to learn new and more things. I have also been able to improve my English too. WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO A M&B APPRENTICESHIP?I wanted to improve and develop myself so thought why not. WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR HIGHLIGHT OF THE APPRENTICESHIP EXPERIENCE?To see some real professional cookery from scratch. Gaining this universal knowledge WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF YOUR JOB ROLE?Every shift is different – no day is ever the same so the variation is great. UNEXPECTED BENEFITWill power and commitment needed and gained HAS THE APPRENTICESHIP MADE YOU VIEW YOUR JOB ROLE DIFFERENTLY?Yes it makes me look at the detail and quality more. WERE THERE ANY CHALLENGES IN YOUR ROLE, IF YOU HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?Stress of a busy service but my team and I work well together to overcome this. WOULD YOU RECOMMEND AN APPRENTICESHIP TO YOUR TEAM OR FRIENDS?Yes, If someone wants to improve then why not. WHAT WOULD YOU TELL SOMEONE WHO IS CONSIDERING STARTING A M&B APPRENTICESHIP?Get involved and take it all in and onboard as it is a big commitment. WHAT IS YOUR NEXT CAREER GOAL?I will be travelling for 6 months but working while I do so. INTERESTED IN AN APPRENTICESHIP?At Mitchells and Butlers, we have a range of apprenticeships to suit people at every level, whether that's chefs, management or bar and waiting staff. View our apprenticeships
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