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The Dyke Neuk - Commis Chef - Level 2 Apprenticeship (Ref: VAC001537261)

Salary: £150 per weekClosing Date: 31 Jul 2019Hours: 30 per week

The Dyke Neuk, Morpeth                                                                 
The Dyke Neuk Inn, located in the little village of Meldon near Morpeth, is a stone built bed and breakfast offering fantastic views of Northumberland. Owned by the Forster family since July 2007, this Morpeth bed, breakfast and restaurant is a delightful place to eat, drink and sleep, that’s bursting with character. With the nearby Bolam Lake and Wallington Hall attracting visitors from all over the country, the Dyke Neuk Inn is used to catering for all types of guests. Dogs are also welcome in the bar. Inside the décor is of a quality feel, with slate floors and stone walls in the restaurant. Upstairs, the 4 star B and B has recently been refurbished to a very high standard and the 4 en-suite rooms are all very comfortable. There is a small outside eating area for Al Fresco dining, which is a lovely place to sit and gaze into the beautiful Northumbrian countryside. The bar provides home cooked traditional dishes. The bar is well stocked and carries two real ales from the local Wylam Brewery, which was awarded the prestigious Champion Beer at the 2001 CAMRA Newcastle Beer Festival. We also have a snooker table in the bar and a TV near the fireplace. There is also a games area, which plays host to quiz nights, special offer nights and the occasional live music

We are looking for an Apprentice Commis Chef to join our kitchen staff to train alongside our Head Chef and Second Chef providing meals to order for our welcomed guests. Due to the location of the workplace, there is transport available, provided by the employer, from Morpeth to the Dyke Neuk.

Training to be provided: Level 2 Commis Chef, In-house Training with employer,


Vacancy full description: This role will include carrying duties and tasks such as:

-          Learning the basic workings of a kitchen;

-          Observing, taking instruction and implementing new skills;

-          Adhering to food hygiene and health & safety regulations;

-          Training in menu creation using locally sourced produce;

-          Handling portion control and budgeting;

-          Monitoring the kitchen work and service area to maintain cleanliness standards;

-          Working as part of our team.

 Skills required: Very good communication skills, willing to work as part of a team, good at practical tasks, organised, willing to help out in other areas when necessary

Personal qualities: Willing to learn, a genuine interest in cooking, happy and friendly personality.

Qualifications required: GCSE Grade A-C in Maths and English (or equivalent). Functional skills will be undertaken at College by applicants without this qualification.

Future prospects: Progression to level 3, Full time employment

Reality check: The Dyke Neuk is a few miles outside of Morpeth and travel is limited, normally requiring own transport however, due to this, we have several staff living in the Morpeth area who can provide lifts to and from the Dyke Neuk if you live in or can get to Morpeth.

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