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Chef Apprentice

Hertswood Academy, Borehamwood


Job ID


Hours per week


Hours of work

07:30 to 14:00 (including 30 min break)

Type of Job

Term Time Only


National Minimum Wage

Published By

Nick Weight

Published Date

Closing date

Anticipated start date

About the job

We are excited to recruit a Chef Apprentice into our ranks at Hertswood Academy.

Utilising the governments Apprenticeship scheme, we are looking for 'rising star's to join our team. The role will be supporting the kitchen team at Hertswood Academy. We want to offer the opportunity for someone who loves food to start their journey in food. You will be supported daily by our Executive Chef at Hertswood Academy, Jamie.

This is a once in a life time opportunity to have daily mentorship and development to learn the ropes in a commercial kitchen and grow with the company.

It’s a small team – so it’s all hands on deck! You will be involved in a little bit of everything, supporting our team to make sure lunch time is a roaring success every day. This means you will support with food prep, baking, serving, cleaning and making sure your customers and team are safe. This role is based on you completing a work place apprenticeship. You will be supported by Culinera through the process.


• Interest in food and cooking
• Self starter
• Under 25 (eligible for Government Apprenticeship scheme)


We want you to work WITH us to provide the very best school catering around. We give you access to training opportunities, both mandatory for your role and aspirational. We want everyone we work with to upskill, by undertaking NVQ’s and going to the next level. We are a small, local company, we have zero bureaucracy, are hands on and are100% committed.


  • Competitive rate of pay

  • Flexible holiday - take the school holidays off!

  • Eligible for participation in the Nest Pension Scheme

  • Opportunities for development within our amazing small company

  • EAP with Hospitality Action

  • Lots of reward and recognition opportunities 

About Culinera and safer recruitment

Culinera began life in January 2020 as a small, fresh-focussed caterer determined to disrupt the market and provide an exceptional service to schools. We have started to carve a reputation in the industry for innovation, customer service and skill. We put people, training and technology in the heart of our business to make sure we succeed. We want to recruit people who are committed to our vision of exceptional service, tasty food and customer care. 


Culinera are deeply committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Culinera expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and uphold the highest standards of professional behaviour at all times. We operate a strict safer recruitment policy that aims to ensures we recruit the right people. All successful candidates are required comply with our safer recruitment procedures which include reference checks and an enhanced DBS check.

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