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Head Chef In Training

Up to £30000.00 per annum
  1. Full Time
  2. Head Chef-Kitchen Manager
  3. Premium Country Pubs
  4. Regional role
  5. Oxford

Location:

Trout Inn, Godstow Rd, Oxford OX2 8PN, UK
Closing date19.03.2020
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If you are the successful candidate then you will have the opportunity to work in a number of businesses within a chosen geographical area and learn from exceptional managers and head chefs, before being placed in your own business.

Head Chef In Training vacancy! Do you want to manage your own kitchen with us as Head Chef / Kitchen Manager but would like to benefit from some more training, development and experience first?

Apply for a Head Chef In Training position with us! We’ll top up your existing knowledge and develop your skills where necessary to equip you to manage your own kitchen! Our Head Chefs and Kitchen Managers are so important to us, so we’re looking for great people with management experience and a passion for food!

You might be a Head Chef or Kitchen Manager already but want to steer your career in a different direction? Our brands include: Harvester, All Bar One, Browns, Toby Carvery, Vintage Inns and O'Neill's – to name a few! Whichever you’re interested in we’re confident we have an opportunity to suit your skills!

You’ll need to be flexible within the geographical region, for those applicants without their own transport – you must ensure that you are able to travel to and from work at the required times of the job role.

You’ll work at different businesses to gain a greater understanding of the role before being appointed as a Head Chef or Kitchen Manager.

We have Head Chefs from a wide variety of backgrounds already in our business – who came to us from some of the following backgrounds:

HM Forces
Branded fast-food outlets
Large scale catering
Independent pubs and restaurants
Other catering establishments
Not sure if you’d fit the bill? Why not apply and find out!

ABOUT US
If you’ve visited some of the most beautiful locations in the UK, then you’ll probably be familiar with Premium Country Pubs. Each pub offers something different, but our desire to deliver dishes made with the finest ingredients, in the most captivating locations, remains. We are dedicated to making sure that every detail is right, that every dish is perfect and our team are on hand to make it possible.

Please Note: Due to volumes of applicants, our vacancies can close early. Make sure you get your applications in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

As we have many different successful brands, we have both Kitchen Manager and Head Chef job titles. The job title varies depending on the brand, however the role responsibilities and job description is the same for both.

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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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