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Apprentice Chef
Sheffield, S7 1FL 
Hospitality Team Member Level 2 
Required Skills
Administration Skills Communication Skills Numeracy Skills Listening Skills Team Building Skills Problem Solving Skills Organisational Skills

Apprentice Chef

For the first time, Forge Bakehouse, an award winning bakery and café in Sheffield is looking for an Apprentice Chef. You will learn from our skilled chefs how to make real food, from scratch, with quality ingredients. Everything sold in the bakery and café is made on site. In the kitchen this means all sauces, condiments, pickles and ferments are created as well as cooking full meals. We are looking for someone with a passion for food and a drive to forge a career in the food industry. Learning includes knife skills, time management, oven and range cooking, sauces, chutneys and jams, meat and fish cooking and vegetable preparation. We are inspired by cuisine from around the world and have an international team in the kitchen.

Qualifications Required

Minimum of 5 GCSE or numbered equivalent A-D grades including English and Maths

Full Description

Our kitchen serves both our ground floor bakery café and first floor dining space, up to 60 covers, as well as producing jarred and fresh products for sale on the shop counter. It’s a busy space. Our chutneys, jams and condiments are made from scratch by our chefs. We take raw ingredients and turn them into delicious meals. We are looking for someone with a desire to continue learning every day, the ability to share their knowledge, ideas and creativity and to be self-motivated to improve.

This is a predominantly daytime role, with occasional evening events and seasonal evening menus.

You will be:

an efficient and a clean worker
• able to slot into a busy team and learn while you work
• mindful of ingredient costs and wastage
• inspired by other parts of the food world and able to bring your inspiration and ideas to work

Duties include:
• setting up kitchen before service
• preparing and cooking our café menu
• notifying senior colleagues when stock ordering is necessary
• daily and deep cleaning
• helping with seasonal product development and special menus

Regular shifts start between 8-9am each day, we are open 7 days a week so working days can include part and full weekends.

Our kitchen is situated on the second floor of our building so expect to be on your feet all day and making trips up and down stairs regularly, it keeps us all fit!

Working Week

34 hours per week, shifts may differ on days but will regularly include a weekend shift.
Start time between 8-9am each shift.



Application Deadline Date


Possible Start Date


Personal Qualities

• Creative
• Passionate about food
• Analytical and good at problem solving
• Good listener
• Pays attention to detail
• Able to take feedback constructively
• Practical
• Not afraid of hard work
• Efficient and a clean worker

Skills Required

,Administration Skills,Communication Skills,Numeracy Skills,Team Building Skills,Literacy Skills,Problem Solving Skills,Organisational Skills

Future Prospects

We hope to find an apprentice who would like a career as a chef within Forge. A permanent junior position would be available at the end of the apprenticeship, with the opportunity to continue learning and progressing to a senior position should one become available in the future. We value our staff and invest lots of time and effort into training them in the hope they will commit to working to develop themselves and the business in the coming years.

Training to be Provided

Apprenticeship standard in Hospitality Team Member Level 2 with End Point Assessment

Other Information

The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.90 from 1st April 2019. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies

Reality Check

A pay review every 6 months will monitor how closely the apprentice is working to our standard junior baker and pastry chef job descriptions and pay will increase in line with the level of skill demonstrated and number of responsibilities that have successfully been undertaken.

Forge Bakehouse Limited is located at:
302 Abbeydale Rd, Sheffield S7 1FL

The Sheffield College is located at:
Granville Road, Sheffield, S2 2RL