Yew Tree Coffee Barn - Food Preperation Apprentice

Salary: From £3.80 Per Hour
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 20-Jul-2018

Employer: Yew Tree Coffee Barn

Address: Yew Tree Farm, Lower Road, Halewood, Liverpool L26 3UA

Role: Food Preperation Apprentice

Wage: From £3:80 Per Hour

Hours: Minimum 30 hours per week


Employer Description

Yew Tree Coffee Barn provides quality food in a relaxing atmosphere whilst offering views of the greenbelt countryside.

All the ingredients used in the menu are available to buy from the farm shop and we are more than happy to share recipe suggestions


Vacancy Description

Working at our popular coffee barn in Halewood in a pretty rural setting, we are seeking a keen and eager apprentice to help prepare our range of breakfast, lunch and dishes. In combination with The City of Liverpool College we will help you develop your knowledge of food preparation and cooking through an apprenticeship programme in Food Preparation/cooking.

Working with the owner you will gain a solid grounding in chef/food preparation skills


Main Duties and Responsibilities

We have a vacancy for an apprentice in food preparation at our popular coffee barn in Halewood. The role and and the training programme, at The City of Liverpool College will focus on food preparation of breakfast, lunches, soups and afternoon tea menu items.

The main duties for the role will be to:

  • Maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment

  • Give customers a positive impression of self and our business

  • Work effectively as part of a hospitality team

  • Prepare vegetables for dishes

  • Make hot and cold sandwiches

  • Prepare meat dishes

  • Prepare soups

  • Prepare sauces

  • Knowledge of ingredients in our dishes

  • Preparation and clearing of service areas

  • To be involved in team discussions and to bring ideas for improving business/services

  • To maintain a flexible approach to work and prioritise


Skills Required

  • Able to demonstrate previous skills in food preparation, through the workplace or voluntary.


Personal Qualities of Candidate

  • Confidence in ability to succeed
  • Flexible
  • Commitment to the role
  • Willing to learn (in work and College)
  • Able to keep calm and positive in a pressured environment


Qualifications required

Ideally a Level 1 catering/hospitality qualification and a minimum of Entry Level 3 in Maths and English but a real passion and interest in cooking/food preparation is the key to this role.


Working Week:

From 30 hours per week – inclusive of time in College.

You will also be expected to attend college 1 day per week during term time


Training to be provided

NVQ Level 2 in – Hospitality Services: Food Preparation one day per week at Duke Street site in Liverpool city centre plus Functional Skills Level 1  in English and Maths if required


Expected Duration

12-15 months


Future Prospects:

The prospect of a full-time role is here on successful completion of your apprenticeship programme


Reality Check:

Able to access employer premises in Halewood, this is a rural location and you need to ensure you are able to travel to and from work.


Other Important Information

Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by the Government for non-levy paying employers. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution.


 If you would like to apply for this Apprenticeship then please send a copy of your CV stating which role you are applying for to: and answer the follwoing question:


1. Why do you want to pursue a career in the hospitality sector?

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