Level 2

| 12 months + EPA

Production Chef Apprenticeship

Ensuring food is produced to a high standard


In the fast-paced hospitality industry, this programme applies highly methodical organisational skills, energy, accuracy and attention to detail to develop chefs that are mindful of the importance of sustainability and protecting the environment.

This course takes a minimum of 12 months to complete.

What is Production Chef Apprenticeship?

Production chefs are likely to work with centrally developed standardised recipes and menus, producing food often in high volumes. From delivering exceptional customer service to meeting specific standards and operating procedures for organisations, they’ll meet high expectations of compliance, hygiene, set budgets and manage portion control.

Underpinned by a series of interactive online workshops, this apprenticeship combines personal development and performance with culinary skills including latest techniques for the preparation, cooking, regeneration and presentation of food.


Employers will set their own entry requirements in order to start this apprenticeship.


12 months + EPA


Progression from this apprenticeship is expected to be onto a Senior Production Chef role.

Cost / Funding

Levy Payers £6,000

Non-Levy Payers £360


Level 2

Functional skills

To complete the apprenticeship the apprentice must pass level 1 English and maths (or have the appropriate exemption certificate) and work towards and attempt level 2 before undertaking their end point assessment.

End assessment

The End Point Assessment (EPA) for the Production Chef Apprenticeship includes:

  • Multiple choice test
  • Workplace observation
  • Professional Discussion.

Professional support

HIT Training assigns a designated Vocational Trainer to each apprentice. Alongside the apprentice they will agree on a personal learning and development plan, setting a timetable of learning activities in preparation for the End Point Assessment (EPA).

The HIT Vocational Trainer will meet with the apprentice regularly either online or face to face to complete and review assessments, provide further coaching where required and agree the next steps of learning.

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Production Chef Apprenticeship



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