Production Chef Apprenticeship, Level 2

Getting qualified with new skills is a must in today’s world of work, so if you’re looking for a career in hospitality, there’s a great vacancy for an enthusiastic and friendly person to work as a production chef in a busy Sidmouth business.

You’ll be working at the Balfour Arms, a busy pub/restaurant/B&B at the heart of the seaside town. You’ll be responsible for planning, preparing and cooking food that will delight our customers. Aside from cooking, key accountabilities include keeping the kitchen orderly, efficient and clean, kitchen portering, stock management, health and hygiene upkeep, compliance paperwork, and cost control

As you work, you’ll be training as an Apprentice Production Chef, Level 2. This nationally recognised standard is a great foundation for any career in kitchens and catering. Your apprenticeship will be assessed and supervised by Swatpro Academy, experts at providing such training throughout the South-West.

The premises are open daily from 0700 to 2300 (midnight on Friday and Saturdays) so flexibility around working when required, and unsociable hours is a must.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Kitchen portering

Cooking food to order

Preparation of food,

Stock control,


Keeping the kitchen clean, ordered and efficient.

Desired skills:

We are looking for a keen, energetic individual with a keen eye for presentation and quality. You will be a key member of the team, and should therefore be able to work as part of a team and take direction.

You will need to be flexible, have confidence, a good sense of humour is a must, will be calm under pressure, a have a desire to learn.

About the employer:

SheilaMarcella Limited, trading as The Balfour Arms, is a pub, restaurant, sports bar, with 3 B&B rooms, set in the heart of the community in Sidmouth.

We are fanatical about great customer service, good quality food and having fun at work. We are part of the community and we are looking for people who, like us, love creating a fantastic atmosphere for all visitors. Of course, there’s much more to working with us than just the atmosphere. We’re dedicated to developing our people and there are lots of opportunities to keep on learning.

Please apply in writing via Swatpro Academy including:

Why do you want a career in hospitality?

What personal qualities do you think you can bring to the role?

Organisation name: SheilaMarcella Limited, trading as The Balfour Arms

Contact name: Jen Scott

Contact email:

Contact phone number: 01392 437659

Contact website:

Type: Apprenticeships

Salary: Dependant on age, but above the national minimum wage basic + tips and bonus

Location: 26 Woolbrook Road, Sidmouth EX10 9UZ

Deadline for completed applications: Friday 02 July 2021

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