Chef Apprentice


£9.50 - £11.50 per hour plus tips, fixed term contract

Job Type

full time


Old Custom House, Padstow

Closing date

Wednesday 24th July 2024

Job Description

Are you looking to kick start your career as a chef?

Working with food is something of an art form and being a chef is one of the most rewarding occupations around. If you have a positive attitude and the desire to start a career in hospitality, we would like to hear from you!

We’re looking for an aspiring Chef Apprentice to join our team at the Old Custom House, Padstow -  one of the amazing venues that makes up St Austell's managed pub estate.

Join us and develop all the tools you will need to begin building an exciting future for yourself. With over 170 years of heritage and a thriving pub estate, we can provide unrivalled progression opportunities that could you moving on to work in some of the most iconic locations that the south west has to offer - from Bath to the Scilly Isles! 

What does the Chef Apprentice role look like? 

Throughout this apprenticeship, you will work with experienced chefs in a fast-paced and fun environment, as part of the Custom House's high-energy team. As the course progresses, you will develop your knowledge, skills and behaviour - learning the fundamental principles that are key to building a successful career as a professional chef. 

You’ll practice your new skills while at work, with the full support of the team around you. As you develop, you'll become proficient at working with top quality fresh local produce, play a hands-on role in prepping and cooking our dishes to the required specification, while dealing with high volumes and maintaining consistency. You will learn how to adapt your approach and work flexibly while under pressure. 

Throughout your apprenticeship, you'll be led by some of the best in our business, gaining first hand experience of the working practices of an efficient kitchen. Your practical lessons, along with the experience you will gain as part of a busy commercial kitchen team, will enable you to gain a nationally recognised qualification, progress and move on to become an integral member of our extended operations. 

What will you get in return 

St Austell takes great pride in our apprentices and provide a wealth of enviable benefits that are rarely found elsewhere. 

• Fully funded Level 2 training with a qualification at the end which equates to a GCSE in cookery. 
• 30% off food and drink in our pubs.
• 50% off overnight stays in our pubs.
• A free two-night stay in our pubs every year.
• Westfield Rewards, including discounts and rewards from hundreds of leading retailers, restaurants, and destinations.
• Career progression opportunities at some of the most iconic locations throughout the Southwest.
• Free food while on shift.
• Family-friendly policies.
• Paid time off to volunteer for charity. 

How to get involved:

If this sounds like the perfect job for you, we would love to hear more about you.

Simply click on Apply Now to send us your details. 

 St Austell Brewery an Equal Opportunities employer, and we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates, regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We also welcome requests for flexible working. 

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