Job Description Trainee Chef

Job Title

Trainee Chef

Line Manager/ Reports to

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Team/ Department

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Core Objectives

Responsible for preparing and cooking, as directed by the Head/Sous Chef. To help adhere to agreed prices/budgets and maintain applicable quality standards and records whilst assisting all the team members.


This is a trainee position and you will be provided with regular training.


Main Tasks/duties and responsibilities 



Day to day responsibilities as directed by your Line Manager to include:

– receive regular training as and when agreed in a training programme, particularly learning the station responsibilities and operation

– ensuring compliance to sanitation, hygiene, health and safety legislation and organisational and quality requirements

– help to co-ordinate food preparation

– help to prepare and cook food

– help with quality management of food

– help with general cleaning required in the kitchen

– assist team in investigating and resolving customer complaints

– effective liaison, support and assistance with the remainder of organisation

– assist generally in the kitchen as directed

– receive training so that you can assist with maintaining accurate records and accounts as required and reporting as agreed

– set an example for junior kitchen team members of commitment, work ethic and habits and personal character

– responsibly use resources and control expenses to operate within budgetary controls

– adhere to all organisation policies and procedures


From time to time you may be expected to be part of special projects as are reasonably required of your job role.

You are responsible for your allocated workload and must meet all targets as agreed with your Line Manager. You must contribute towards the smooth running of the organisation generally.


Your usual hours will be from 11am to 8pm. However you will be expected to work as and when is necessary to meet the needs of the team and your targets.


Secondary Tasks/duties





The role is part of the whole organisation team and as such requires you to perform such reasonable tasks that are required, as and when necessary, to maintain, promote, develop and expand the business of our organisation and its interests generally.


You must carry out your duties to the best of your ability, having consideration for the needs of your colleagues, the organisation and its customers/clients. You must obey all lawful and reasonable orders given to you and comply with the organisation’s rules, procedures and policies

Management / supervisory responsibilities


People or equipment



You are responsible for the equipment provided to you for use in your job role and to your team. This means you must ensure that equipment is used in accordance with training provided, all of the organisation’s policies and procedures and the law and using, where applicable, any safety equipment or Personal Protective Equipment provided. You are responsible for ensuring that the equipment used by the team is maintained and can be used/operated at all times.

Essential Abilities/ Competencies of this job role

You need

– qualifications sufficient to perform the job role – insert as required

– certification required insert as required

– languages as required – insert as applicable e.g.  English, Italian

– experience in this type of job role – insert as applicable e.g. minimum 6 months practical experience

– understanding and experience of the following insert as applicable e.g. food assistant

– good understanding and proven ability of the business and management principles required for the role

– enthusiastic and hardworking

– high integrity and honesty in all dealings

–  project management skills

– ability to work under pressure

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This is a trainee position and you will be provided with regular training and updates as necessary for the knowledge, technical skills and qualifications that are necessary to perform your job role to comply with the requirements of the organisation and any applicable rules, regulations (particularly of any professional body) and with any law which applies to your job role.


A full training programme will be agreed with you and it is a condition of your role that you adhere to this agreed training programme.

Special working Conditions

You may be expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s overtime policies

Insert following if applicable – The nature of your role will require you to travel within the area that your team covers. However, from time to time you may be expected to travel outside that area as the job role requires


INSERT any accommodation information as required e.g. “live in” etc


Salary level C – £20,000
Benefits insert details of any benefits

Approved by Name

John Smith

Job Role

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Date approved