Apprentice Pizzaiolo Chef

Lifetime Training
Weekly Wage £175.50
28 Sep 2016
28 Oct 2016
Contract Type
If you have a passion for food and enjoy cooking & experimenting with dishes at home, this is the perfect career for you With 'Pizza in Style' at the backdrop of everything we do, we are committed to delighting our customers with what we believe are truly authentic, top quality pizzas and serving them with fantastic levels of service. We now employ over 10,000 people in over 400 restaurants across the UK and under our Milano branding in Ireland. You will work alongside our current Pizzaiolo's to prepare pizza and other meals for customers in our busy restaurant. In our business we call our Chefs “Pizzaiolos” - this name reflects the passion and expertise required to produce the market leading, top quality pizzas we serve. We are looking for highly talented Pizzaiolos to run the kitchens in our special restaurants. Far from being hidden away behind the scenes you’ll be an integral part of the team and a real focus for our customers. The majority of our kitchens are open plan so your flair and expertise with our dough will entertain children and delight adults alike. We therefore look for people who have a real passion for providing a fun atmosphere whilst creating our delicious food. Making truly authentic pizzas from scratch, to order, is a point of difference to most of our competitors so we look to our Pizzaiolos to take pride in every single dish that leaves the pass. You will be responsible for assisting in: The preparation, cooking and presentation of food with the aim to delivering an excellent customer experience. You will also be required to undertake all reasonable duties as assigned by the head chef. You must have a passion for cooking and possess a desire to learn and develop new culinary skills. You will have a good working attitude and enjoy the buzz of working in a busy kitchen environment. Ideally you’ll have previous experience of working in a busy kitchen and running busy services. You’ll also understand that we operate a business that opens across the whole week and you will have the flexibility to work shifts that reflect this. You’ll be familiar with the health and safety standards required in a top class brand and you’ll be comfortable overseeing the stock ordering system to ensure your kitchen is set up for success. Finally you’ll understand just how vital the relationship is between the back of house and front of house teams, you’ll therefore be a role model and ensure working practices are seamless to ensure our customers receive a world class experience. In return for your efforts, we will tailor your development plan and will go out of our way to provide a work environment, salary and benefits package that motivates and encourages everyone. Our aim is to create a happy, healthy and sensible life/work balance for all and our benefits include, pension, company maternity/ paternity leave, 20 days holiday plus bank holidays, a share of customer tips, discount scheme at our restaurants and PizzaExpress/Milano celebration events. As part of this apprenticeship you will not only gain an NVQ Level 2 in kitchen services you will also learn your way around a kitchen, food hygiene and safety and how to prepare the finest ingredients that go in to every one of our pizzas. Employee benefits Employee discount scheme – dine out with your family and friends and receive up to 50% off the bill at most times of the week (25% at other times) Employee meals – restaurant employees working shifts over 4 hours long are entitled to a free meal (2 meals if the shift is over 8 hours) Paid holidays Stakeholder pension scheme – available for all employees to join Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave – we offer an enhanced scheme to eligible employees Company sick pay scheme Career breaks – eligible employees can take a ‘sabbatical’ break from work Childcare vouchers – we operate a childcare voucher scheme in line with current rules Health cash plans – we offer a wide range of health schemes through our partner provider Life insurance benefit – after 1 year’s service, employees are entitled to a death-in-service payment of 4 times their average basic earnings Location Knutsford Position Type Apprenticeship Sector: Hospitality Working Week 30 hours shift work Weekly Wage £175.50 Application Deadline 31/10/2016 Possible Start Date 14/11/2016 This job was originally posted as

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