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Senior Production Chef - Advanced Apprenticeship


Senior production chefs may lead a brigade team or may support the heads of departments or managers within a variety of establishments.  

They supervise production chef teams in a variety of kitchen environments, for example, schools, hospitals, care homes and high street casual dining or pub kitchens. Job roles include Head chef, Second Chef, Kitchen Manager / Supervisor, Cook. Senior production chefs have accountability for the day-to-day running of the kitchen service, producing, monitoring and maintaining consistent food standards, legislative requirements and quality across all areas and during all stages of production and supply. 

Senior production chefs strive to produce customers’ meals consistently to perfection according to predetermined specifications. They have the ability to work independently and lead a team in often hot and highly challenging kitchen environments. Production Chefs are likely to work in organisations where brands, recipes and menus have been created by a central development team.  Production chefs and their teams work quickly and efficiently, producing food often in high volumes, which is repeated day after day, requiring energy, highly methodical organisational skills and attention to detail. This is also suitable for senior fish fryers. ,

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
01 Aug 2023
Employer's Premises
01 Aug 2024
Employer's Premises

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

Individuals that successfully achieve the senior chef apprenticeship in production cooking will be ready to progress onto a higher level position, apprenticeship or further training, eg:
•    Kitchen Supervisor
•    Chef de Partie
•    Kitchen Manager

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

The Apprentice must be if full time employment, with a contract of employment. The employer must agree to allow the Skills Coach and Specialist Practitioner access to the learner.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

By the end of the apprenticeship, you will be able to demonstrate your skills, knowledge and behaviours in areas of Production Chef

These will be assessed at the end of the qualification by the awarding organisation, the assessments will consist of 

  • A test of knowledge using scenarios with questions
  • A Competency-based interview with an End Point Assessor
  • A practical observation in the workplace