HIT Training has added the Production Chef Apprenticeship to its offer as the demand increases to upskill chefs working in more standardised kitchen environments.
The Level 2 Production Chef Apprenticeship has been developed for chefs who are often required to prepare uniform recipes in high volumes and employed in a range of environments including care homes.
The training has been designed to help chefs get a better understanding of standards and strengthen their methodical organisational skills and attention to detail.
HIT has also introduced a production chef workshop through its Chef Academy, which won the Foodservice Cateys 2018 Supplier Excellence award. The workshop enables apprentices to put their skills into practice, helping them to comply with procedures, menu specifications, portion control and, budget constraints.
“Chefs do not always have time to cook from scratch or be flexible when it comes to ingredients and style, especially when catering for large numbers of people,” says HIT Chef Academy principal Paul Mannering. “The new Production Chef Apprenticeship feels like the missing piece of the jigsaw. It acknowledges the specialist needs of businesses and helps chefs broaden their skills and work as effectively as possible.