Chef: Senior Production, Cooking - Level 3 Apprenticeship

Duration: 1 Year
Location: Workplace and College
Sector: Hospitality and Culinary Arts

About the Course

The senior production chef apprenticeship is designed for those working in production environments where brands, recipes and methods may be centralised and the working environment is quick, high volumes and requires a high standard of consistency in delivery.

What You'll Study

  • The organisation or brand specifications and how to use them to produce standardised menu items and dishes.
  • Par stock levels, quality points and safe storage conditions for food items.
  • The importance of monitoring the correct use and maintenance of food production equipment and the procedure for dealing with misuse and malfunctions.
  • The importance of keeping up-to-date with product range, brand development, promotions and current trends.
  • The importance of combining nutrient groups to produce balanced menu items and dishes.
  • The importance of checking that the food production team is meeting the specific needs of individuals.
  • The importance of monitoring the team’s understanding and compliance with all relevant industry specific regulations, legislation and procedures.
  • The role of the supervisor in ensuring due diligence requirements are met.
  • The business vision, objectives and brand standards, and the importance of the team in upholding these.
  • How to operate efficiently to
  • deliver profit margins, reduce wastage and support the overall financial performance of the business.

For more information visit the Institute for apprenticeships - Senior production chef / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

Qualification Level

You will need:

  • To be aged 16 or older
  • To be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week with 20% of your normal working hours set aside for you to complete your training and study
  • A relevant Level 2 qualification or relevant experience

All applicants must have an interview and assessment in English and Maths to confirm that the apprenticeship is suitable for them.

Employers may also set additional entry requirements, as a prerequisite to working with them.


Employers will set their own entry requirements, related to the job role. A good level of English and maths, plus a Level 2 kitchen related qualification.

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