Leith's at the EICC
From cooking 5 course VIP dinners for celebrities like George Clooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger to catering for the thousands of visitors who attend the conferences, events and conventions held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, you will learn all aspects of working in a busy kitchen with experienced and qualified chefs.
Duties may include:
• assisting senior chefs in preparing different menus for all kinds of events – from very small intimate dinners to catering for events for thousands of people
• learning all aspects of working in a busy kitchen, including pastry, sauces, hot and cold food preparation, butchery, fish preparation
• receiving deliveries and stock room duties, learning how to order supplies and plan quantities
• following Health and Safety legislation and learning about health and hygiene.
You will work towards SVQ Level 2 & 3 in Food Preparation and Cooking through practical and theoretical assessment.
All your learning will be done on the job and you will also learn about team work, customer service and problem solving.
You’ll have a head start in this vacancy if you’ve completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in a related field. We’ll need you to provide evidence of your qualification and show you gained the relevant skills from your placement
We are not looking for any formal qualifications but you will be enrolled onto an SVQ Level 2 Food Preparation and Cooking which will require a good level of literacy and numeracy and excellent communication skills.
We are looking for candidates who have a real interest in food and cooking, are enthusiastic, keen to learn and willing to follow instructions.