Ask ItalianSouthend-on-Sea

Apprenticeship Chef, Southend on Sea

£285.00 - Weekly


Start: 07 February 2022
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Why We Need You

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Why We Need You

The starting rate of pay is up to £9.50 depending on your age (we don’t use apprentice rates of pay!) plus tips and benefits. We offer a bespoke level 3 apprenticeship programme to launch your career with ASK Italian. We will teach you all about our business with the opportunity to gain a Sous Chef role within the year! Our CEO started out as a Team Member – where will your career take you?

If you’re interested in creating amazing, authentic Italian dishes, from beautiful ingredients and serving our customers with style, this could be the start of something special. We’re always on the look out for people with drive, personality, ambition, potential and plenty of spirit – so does this sound like you?

If it does, we could give you an amazing Italian Education and support you through an award-winning career development programme.

Your duties will include:

  • Creating amazing, authentic Italian dishes
  • Supporting other chefs in food preparation and service
  • Following Food Safety regulations
  • Following Allergy Advices
  • Following H&S regulations
  • Keeping high cleaning standards

As a Team Member we’ll give you:

  • Full training into role and great opportunities for career development, including a fully accredited and industry recognised Level 3 Apprenticeship Certificate as a Senior Production Chef
  • Fantastic hourly rate, in line with our restaurant roles every step of the way, with a share of the tips on top
  • 50% discount at ASK Italian and Zizzi restaurants (including drinks!)
  • Free meals on shift with a heavily discounted menu range too
  • New uniform provided, including shoes
  • 28 days paid holiday, pro-rata
  • ASK Italian are closed on Christmas day, meaning you’ll be able to spend Christmas exactly as you choose
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At ASK Italian our mission is simple, we want people to do more than eat Italian food, we want them to eat like an Italian – to enjoy the entire experience, escaping from the day to day, connecting with friends and family and of course enjoying great Italian food. Our ASK Italian Apprenticeship Programme will support you in your journey to climb that first rung of the management ladder and become a future leader in our business. Open to both Front of House Team Members and Chefs you will achieve a Nationally Recognised Level 3 Apprenticeship certificate as either a Hospitality Supervisor or Senior Production Chef, taking you through to an Assistant Manager or Sous Chef role with us. Like many things in life, good things start with a great conversation, so if this is something that excites you, please get in touch with us.


  • Level 2/GCSE grade C/4 or above in English & maths preferred, but we can help you achieve this too
  • Have a huge passion for our Italian food, with the desire to learn and deliver our fabulous menu
  • Work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment with an eye for detail and a drive for excellent standards
  • The key to our success is the ASK Factor – meaning we are confident, engaging and we love to be a bit cheeky. Sound familiar…? So come join us, and be a part of our family


Address: 7 The Broadway, London Road, Southend-on-Sea - SS1 1TJ

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