Food Production and Cooking Apprenticeship

About Us:

The Wheatsheaf is a country pub & restaurant situated in the village of Oulton, close to the idyllic countryside of the Staffordshire Downs.

"We offer a comfortable space for socialising & meeting friends over a drink or two or having a meal in our established restaurant and don’t forget our extensive tapas menu. Part of our success is the warm welcome from the owners grace and our staff on your arrival. Our team of chefs are fanatical about producing fresh food that tastes great, sourcing ingredients locally and cooking fresh every day."

Job Description:

The Wheatsheaf is now looking for a Food Preparation Worker to join the team.

• Clean work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes, and silverware.
• Store food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage.
• Prepare a variety of foods according to customers' orders or supervisors' instructions, following approved procedures.
• Package take-out foods and/or serve food to customers.
• Portion and wrap the food, or place it directly on plates for service to patrons.
• Place food trays over food warmers for immediate service, or store them in refrigerated storage cabinets.
• Inform supervisors when supplies are getting low or equipment is not working properly.
• Weigh or measure ingredients.
• Wash, peel and/or cut various foods to prepare for cooking or serving.
• Prepare and serve a variety of beverages such as coffee, tea, and soft drinks.
• Carry food supplies, equipment, and utensils to and from storage and work areas.
• Make special dressings and sauces as condiments for sandwiches.
• Butcher and clean fowl, fish, poultry, and shellfish to prepare for cooking or serving.
• Cut, slice and/or grind meat, poultry, and seafood to prepare for cooking.
• Mix ingredients for green salads, molded fruit salads, vegetable salads, and pasta salads.

Skills Required:

• Attention to detail
• Energetic
• Enthusiastic
• Self-motivated
• A good team player
• A commitment to the job
• A good knowledge of basic health care and hygiene standards

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