Chef Development Programme

Our Chef Development Programme has been created specifically to develop our Chefs and kitchen teams. It allows you the opportunity to develop within your own pub, providing a clear path of training to develop your skills.

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The CDP has three levels of development which are as follows. As you progress from one level to the next your job title and responsibilities will change and your remuneration will be reviewed.

Level 1 – Line Chef

To become a line chef, you work through a workbook and also complete practical, on the job training. Your training will include understanding the starter and grill section, plating up and how to use all of the equipment within the kitchen.

Level 2 – Second Chef

At level two, training includes developing your understanding of the back office system, ordering and stock taking, the principles of kitchen management, first aid and team management. When you’re fully trained as a Second Chef, you'll be capable of taking control of the kitchen in the absence of the Head Chef.

Level 3 – Head Chef

Once fully trained you will be recognised as a Head Chef and will be part of the key management team within your pub. Training includes understanding the financial performance of your kitchen, as well as how to monitor and improve your results. You will also focus on team development and recruitment. As part of your training you'll complete three courses focused on customer service, kitchen standards and team management.