This apprenticeship is aimed at individuals who have a basic understanding of the hospitality and catering industry, who want to progress and expand that knowledge further. A chef de partie is responsible for running a specific section of the kitchen. This type of chef usually manages a small team of workers, which they must keep organised so that dishes go out on time and the work area remains clean and orderly. However, in smaller kitchens a chef de partie may work independently as the only person in their section. Also known as a section chef, the chef de partie reports to the senior chef or head chef and has a very important role in any kitchen.
An Apprenticeship is essentially a job with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the sector. It is also an opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’. This Level 3 Chef de Partie Apprenticeship will be flexible and hands on so that you can develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in this exciting and expanding sector. As well as gaining technical abilities and practical experience you will develop the functional and personal skills required for the job you are undertaking and for your future career.
Apprentices must have access to real work which is valid and productive, providing opportunities to develop, practice and evidence knowledge and skills that have been learned. The employer is expected to provide and support the opportunity for off-the-job training for a minimum 20% of the apprentices working time. Defined as technical and knowledge development, this type of learning is undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment. It can include activities such as; online learning, mentoring, role play, attendance to competitions and events, or revision and assignments set as homework. This off-the-job training supports and strengthens the day to day work undertaken and is an essential part of the apprenticeship.