Professional Chef Mount Charles

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    Mount Charles

  • Apprenticeship Type

    Hospitality > Level 2&3

  • Positions


  • Location

    261-263, Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7 3GG

  • Salary


  • Start date

  • Location Type


Job Description

  • Prepare and cook meat, poultry, fish and vegetable dishes, ensuring HACCP regulations adhered to. 

  • Ensure service counter is prepped and ready for service 

  • Providing the highest level of customer service 

  • Work as part of the team to ensure the service is delivered on time and to the highest possible standard 

  • Complete any administration which would sit within remit including recording of food temperatures, updating cleaning schedules and any other HACCP documentation. 

  • Report defective equipment/ utensils/ work and floor surfaces etc. to the Line Manager 

  • Ensure all food is labelled correctly  

  • Carry out cleaning duties as required by Unit Manager 

Person Specification

  • Attention to detail in all aspects of the work. 

  • Enthusiastic and passionate about our customer service and reputation.

  • Self-motivated, working independently and on own initiative.

  • Flexible with a positive, can-do attitude.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Attention to detail in all aspects of the work. 

  • Enthusiastic and passionate about our customer service and reputation.

  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment

  • A proactive approach to problem-solving

  • Good communicator

  • Good organisational and time management skills

  • Good at following instructions

Applicable courses

Whilst you are applying to an employer through Workplus you must apply directly to the training providers to secure your place on the apprenticeship course.

Professional CookeryBelfast Metropolitan College


The NI Apprenticeship Programme Level 3 is designed to prepare you for a job in a high-class kitchen or to update your current skills to develop and improve your own establishment’s standards. You will specialise in professional cookery, an all-round kitchen, larder and patisserie experience to equip you for a fantastic career.


Topics of study will include:

  • Safe, Hygienic, and secure Working environments in Hospitality

  • Effective Teamwork

  • Food Safety in catering

  • Principles of how to maintain, handle and clean knives

  • Preparation, Cooking and Finishing of Vegetable Dishes

  • Preparation, Cooking and Finishing of Poultry Dishes

  • Preparation, Cooking and Finishing of Fish Dishes

  • Preparation, Cooking and Finishing of Meat Dishes

This programme is the equivalent of 5 GCSE’s and will include study of GCSE English and Maths.

A personal training plan will be developed to detail your training pathway within the chosen vocational area.

This programme of study is likely to include additional enrichment activities/module(s) which are included to enhance your employability.

Assessment will take place through portfolio building as well as series of online tests.


City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Professional Cookery

Validated By


16+ fully funded

Entry Criteria

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria, which can be found by visiting our entry criteria page here to find out the standard entry criteria.

Enhance entry criteria for this course is listed below:

  • Applicants’ must have a complete Level 2 in Professional Cookery or 5 years Professional Industrial Experience.

Proof of qualifications MUST be provided when you enrol, e.g. exam certificates.

Achieved and pending qualifications can be recorded now by logging into your online application account.

All courses within Belfast Met are delivered and assessed in English, apart from language-specific courses. Your competence in English must be verified prior to enrolling on your chosen course.



Start Date

Monday 09 September 2024

End Date

Monday 08 September 2025

Progression Pathway

As a chef, you cook food and prepare ingredients as part of a team. You will need to be able to work under pressure as kitchens can be intense working environments. Most chefs start as kitchen assistants with the aim to progress your career to head chef.

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