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Commis Chef

  • RNRA Pub Company Ltd
  • Broadhembury, Devon
  • £7.50 per hour

Seeking a Commis Chef for The Drewe Arms, an award-winning pub in a quaint village. Work with local ingredients, traditional recipes, and contemporary touches. Join our family-run team, serving locals and tourists with culinary excellence.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £7.50 p/h
  • Hours
    30.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    15 Months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Catering & Hospitality
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Commis chef (ST0228)
  • Employer
    RNRA Pub Company Ltd


Join Our Team as a Commis Chef at The Drewe Arms in Broadhembury!

Are you passionate about crafting culinary experiences with a blend of tradition and innovation? The Drewe Arms, nestled in the heart of Broadhembury, invites you to join our esteemed kitchen team. As an award-winning 16th-century pub, we take pride in our rich heritage and commitment to using locally sourced ingredients, some straight from our garden.

Why Us?

Led by a seasoned Head Chef with over 30 years of experience, we cherish recipes passed down through generations while infusing contemporary techniques. Every dish we create is a testament to our dedication to freshness and quality.

What We Offer:

· A collaborative, family-run environment where every team member is valued.

· Ample opportunities for growth, training, and skill development.

· The chance to contribute to various theme nights, including exciting tasting menus.

· Hands-on involvement in all aspects of kitchen operations, fostering creativity and learning.

Who We're Looking For:

We seek individuals who share our passion for excellence and teamwork. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting your culinary journey, we welcome your enthusiasm and dedication. At The Drewe Arms, we believe in nurturing talent and providing a supportive environment where everyone can thrive.

Join Us:

If you're ready to embark on a culinary adventure in a historic setting, The Drewe Arms is the place for you. Join our Mandatory - The full description gives a much richer and more detailed summary of the role and can therefore be more elaborate than the short description. However, be careful not to repeat elements that are covered in other fields you are about to complete e.g. hours, wage, Candidate requirements etc.

family and help us create magical dining experiences for our guests.

List of Duties:

1. Assist in the preparation of ingredients and mise en place for various dishes.

2. Follow recipes and instructions provided by senior kitchen staff.

3. Handle and store food items in compliance with health and safety regulations.

4. Cook and assemble dishes under the supervision of the chef de partie or sous chef.

5. Maintain cleanliness and organization of kitchen stations and equipment.

6. Assist in inventory management and stock rotation to ensure freshness.

7. Learn and apply basic cooking techniques, including chopping, grilling, sautéing, and baking.

8. Support the kitchen team during busy service periods, ensuring timely delivery of orders.

9. Adhere to food hygiene and sanitation standards at all times.

10. Communicate effectively with colleagues to ensure smooth kitchen operations.

11. Learn about different ingredients, flavour profiles, and culinary techniques.

12. Attend training sessions and workshops to enhance culinary skills and knowledge.

13. Take direction from senior chefs and be open to feedback for improvement.

14. Help maintain a positive and collaborative work environment within the kitchen.

15. Assist with special events, theme nights, and catering functions as needed.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Exeter College on 01392 400800 (Ref ID: 247198)

- Proficiency in basic cooking techniques such as chopping, grilling, sautéing, and baking. - Knowledge of food safety and hygiene practices. - Ability to work efficiently and collaboratively in a fast-paced kitchen environment. - Attention to detail in food preparation and presentation. - Willingness to learn and follow recipes and instructions from senior kitchen staff. - Adaptability to work with local ingredients and traditional recipes passed down through generations. - Strong organizational skills to maintain cleanliness and orderliness in kitchen stations. - Excellent communication skills to coordinate with other kitchen team members during service. - Flexibility to assist with various tasks, including inventory management and stock rotation.

- Passion for culinary excellence and commitment to upholding quality standards. - Eagerness to contribute ideas and creativity to menu development and special events.

Ideally a minimum of grade 4/C in English & Maths
1 Day a week of Lessons in Exeter College
- Enthusiasm for culinary arts and a genuine passion for cooking. - Willingness to learn and grow within a dynamic kitchen environment. - Team player mentality, with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues. - Adaptability to handle the demands of a fast-paced, high-pressure kitchen. - Strong work ethic and commitment to excellence in every task. - Attention to detail in food preparation, presentation, and cleanliness. - Positive attitude and willingness to take on new challenges. - Respect for ingredients, recipes, and culinary traditions. - Ability to communicate effectively and follow instructions from senior kitchen staff. - Flexibility to work varied shifts and accommodate busy service periods. - Dedication to upholding The Drewe Arms' standards of quality and hospitality.

At RNRA Pub Company, we view our Commis Chef role not just as a position but as an opportunity for growth and development within our dynamic team. As a relatively young company, we're constantly innovating and expanding, and we're seeking individuals who can evolve alongside us. We envision our Commis Chef not only mastering their current role but also becoming an integral part of our culinary journey as we continue to refine and expand our offerings. As we grow, there will be ample opportunities for our team members to progress and take on new challenges, and we're excited to see dedicated individuals move up the ranks and contribute to the success of RNRA Pub Company. Join us on this exciting journey and be part of a team where your potential for growth is boundless.

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