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Senior chef production cooking

Managing a team to produce standardised dished and menus within a kitchen environment.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £5,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have the skill and knowledge to prepare and cook a range of dishes.

What apprentices will learn
  • culinary principles - including preparation, cooking, handling, taste, diet, nutrition, standardised menus and working in a time-bound environment
  • food business principles - including business strategy and requirements, brand standards, competitors, customer profiles, minimising waste, product knowledge, promotions and sales
  • financial management - including forecasting, setting targets, minimising risks, monitoring revenue, profits and costs
  • food safety standards - including taking responsibility for food safety practices and procedures, personal hygiene standards and safely storing, preparing and cooking ingredients
  • senior production chef practices - including preparing, cooking and presenting standardised dishes, dealing with issues and malfunctions and maintaining product and service quality
  • team management - including active listening, effective communication, promoting a fair working environment and staff support and development

None specified.

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

End Point Assessment
View a list of end point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Professional Assessment Ltd 0800 160 1899 / 07940 035681
BIIAB 01276 684449
NOCN 0300 999 1177
iCQ 07984 201555
City and Guilds 0844 543 0000
Innovate Awarding Limited 0117 3142800
Pearson Education Limited +44 (0) 7879 602674
Babcock Assessments Ltd 0800 077 8738
Training Qualifications UK 03333 583 344
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.