Holmfirth Vineyards

Commis Chef Apprentice – Holmfirth Vineyards

An exciting vacancy for a junior/apprentice chef within our exquisite vineyard restaurant. As a commis chef you're on the first rung of the ladder to becoming a great chef. In this kitchen undertake food preparation prior to service and support senior chefs during service. You will rotate through sections such as sauce, vegetables and fish etc.

Reference number: VAC001704749


Wage – £154.80 per week
Duration – 12 Months
Start date – ASAP – School/College leavers may apply now
Posted – 29/04/2021

Working Week:

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday. 6-8 hours per day based on a rota system some AM & PM start times depending on the shift. Total hours per week: 36.00

Apprenticeship level




Responsibilities will include:

  • Take directions and guidance from senior chefs and managers
  • Maintain high level of health, hygiene and safety when storing and preparing food
  • Prepare vegetables / meats / sauces / pastry
  • Supports the senior chefs as well as other kitchen employees in food production
  • Assists kitchen staff in maintaining high cuisine standards for functions and al a carte
  • Assists the line chefs in the production of different foods for example vegetables, meats, and pastries
  • Assists the head chef in ensuring that food is prepared and served to the clients on time
  • Assists the head chef in ensuring that health and safety standards are upheld in the kitchen
  • Helps the head chef in the development of menus
  • Assists other junior kitchen staff in ensuring that the restaurant is kept clean at all times
  • Assists the head chef in the ordering process
  • Assists the kitchen staff in the storage of food

Future prospects

For those candidates who show the character and determination there is potential to progress to Sous Chef and beyond.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Desired skills:
Previous skills/experience in food preparation would be an advantage
Ability to apply Health & Safety in the Kitchen
Strong communication/ listening skills
Ability to follow instruction
Creativity and imagination for food presentation

Personal qualities:
Reliable and career driven
Commitment to the role
Able to keep calm and positive in a pressured environment
Willingness to learn


At least an E/2 or above in maths and English, level 1 functional skills are also accepted as an equivalent.

About the employer

Holmfirth Vineyards

Woodhouse Farm Woodhouse Lane Holmfirth HD9 2QR
Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside and surrounded by unspoilt natural beauty, Sheveling Wine Estate at Holmfirth Vineyard is a truly unique venue. Privately owned by the Sheveling family the 7-acre vineyard provides an idyllic setting for our restaurant with breath taking panoramic views of the Holme Valley all year round. The estate provides an ideal setting for weddings and functions, events, tours of the vineyard and holiday accommodation.

Closing date: 20 June 2022