The Whippet & Pickle

Apprentice Commis Chef – The Whippet & Pickle

The Whippet & Pickle, in the heart of very beautiful Holmfirth, is looking to offer a fantastic opportunity for a budding chef. We have a very simple ethos: tasty, affordable, honest cooking using the freshest produce, homemade and as local as possible.

Reference number: VAC001825253


Wage – £144.30 per week
Duration – 12 Months
Start date – ASAP – School/College leavers may apply now
Posted – 21/02/2022

Working Week:

Shifts to be confirmed, but will include weekends. Total hours per week: 30.00.

Apprenticeship level




Are you looking for a career and passionate about food? Then The Whippet & Pickle could be the place for you to kick starts your apprenticeship! Our Chef Apprentice programme offers you the chance to get paid to learn as you work.
Being a chef is hard work, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise but working in a professional kitchen can be one of the most exciting and rewarding careers.
In our kitchen you’ll do food preparation work and basic cooking under the supervision of our chef.
This is your big chance to learn all there is to know about your trade, but the standard and style of cooking you do will be determined by your commitment and ability to pick up new skills.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene
  • Preparing the ingredients for a more senior chef
  • Measuring dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately
  • Dealing with deliveries and stock rotation
  • Preparing and making sauces, pasta, bread and butter from scratch

Sound like you? Are you up for the challenge?

Future prospects

This is a young and thriving restaurant; you have the opportunity to grow with the business.

Things to consider

The wage is stated as the National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage, however, we will be happy to pay more than the apprenticeship wage based on age and progress,

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Strong work ethic
Attention to detail
A common sense approach to tasks
Passionate about food


Initial screening for maths and English to show working at Level 1 or GCSE or above.

About the employer

The Whippet & Pickle

14c Towngate, Holmfirth, HD9 1HA
The Whippet & Pickle is a small independent business and we have put our heart & soul into every decision! Our menu reflects our passion for food, seasonality and finding good quality local produce. It is all extremely important to us. Our menus are a reflection of what you will typically find here at The Whippet & Pickle. We are just too excited by food & new ideas to stick to the same thing for too long.

Closing date: 06 July 2022