Chef Apprentice - Sodexo Live! Academy


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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Fixed Term – Full Time
Contract Details:
40 hours per week
£9.50 per hour
Working Hours:
40 hours per week
Sodexo Live! sites - Central London
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Catering Staff
Sodexo Segment:
UK Sodexo Live - Frontline

Job Introduction

Do you aspire to be the next Skye Gyngell or Raymond Blanc?  


Are you interested in the French Classics or is Modernist Cuisine more your style? 


We are currently looking for individuals to join our Apprentice Brigade and we are offering Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeships or Level 3 Chef de Partie Apprenticeships to provide you with the foundations that you need to reach for the Michelin Stars.  


This exciting opportunity will include placements in four of Sodexo Live’s stunning and prestigious venues in London; The Royal Academy of Arts, The Wallace Collection, RAF Museum and Bateaux London, as well as a once in a lifetime placement alongside Raymond Blanc’s Michelin starred team at the extraordinary Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. In all placements you will be part of our dedicated and passionate brigade of chefs, turning the ordinary into extraordinary.  


You will also have the chance be part of the team working across our events business, at Royal Ascot and Chelsea Flower Show, working in prestigious kitchens and restaurants using the skills you have learnt across your placements. 


Throughout your apprenticeship you will be supported by a mentor and follow a blended learning approach delivered by our training provider HIT. With online platforms to build your knowledge, face to face sessions to grow your practical skills and attending workshops giving you skills in Knife Skills, Fish, Patisserie, Game & Offal, Vegetables & Proteins and Menu Planning you will then develop and showcase your dishes in our cafes and restaurants.   


No two days will be the same, however duties may include:  

  • Mise en place preparation for service  

  • Plating and food presentation  

  • Cooking dishes to head chef’s specification  

  • Working to reduce wastage within the kitchen  

  • Assisting senior members of the kitchen brigade before and during service 


Sodexo will help you to unleash your potential, providing you with a pathway to further opportunities and development for your career ahead. 


Skills Required: 

  • Team work – Our kitchen brigades work together to deliver impeccable service and fantastic food to over 30 million guests across the globe  

  • Ability to take direction – You will have a chance to study and learn from expert chefs and gain experience to boost your culinary career 

  • Attention to detail – World class events need world class food, so every detail matters 


Personal Qualities:  

  • Punctual – we cater for some of the country’s most prestigious events such as the Chelsea Flower Show and Royal Ascot.  Our chefs need to be on time and work to schedule 

  • Passion for food – our chefs pride themselves on their ability to create forward thinking and exciting dishes 

  • Well organised – The Sodexo Live Academy offers experience at 4 flagship London sites, a placement at Le Manoir as well as specialist industry events. Candidates must be organised and well prepared to get the most from these opportunities 

About The Company

Sodexo Live! is offering exciting opportunities to work at top venues delivering the highest standard of events across the country. As a company we provide catering on behalf of our clients at prestigious sites and events including Ascot Racecourse, The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Brighton AMEX Stadium, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Goodison Park and many more.

To help us deliver the highest quality service we are looking for passionate, enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team. We have a range of positions available to set you off on the right track within Sodexo, so step up to the mark, be more than a spectator and become a part of our team.