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NOCN EPA Senior Chef Production Cooking

This NOCN EPA will assess the competency of an Senior Chef Production Cooking apprentice against the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviors specified in the Standard.

  • Reference: Senior Chef Production Cooking
  • Level: 3

Duration: 12-18 Months • Funding Band: 7 • Maximum Funding: £5000


Senior Production Chefs strive to produce customers’ meals consistently to perfection according to predetermined specifications. They have the ability to work independently and lead a team in often hot and highly challenging kitchen environments. Production Chefs are likely to work in organisations where brands, recipes and menus have been created by a central development team. Production Chefs and their teams work quickly and efficiently, producing food often in high volumes, which is repeated day after day, requiring energy, highly methodical organisational skills and attention to detail.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set their own selection criteria. Nationally, Apprenticeships require as a minimum English and Maths understanding and functional application at Level 1, enabling Apprentices to aspire to the next level. Employers will set the entry specification suitable for the correct level of the individual. Candidates will be expected to have the skills and knowledge to prepare and cook a range of dishes.


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