Chef Scholarships at St Austell Brewery | St Austell Brewery

Do you have a passion for cooking with fresh, locally sourced ingredients? Do you want to work in some of the most sought after locations in the South West?

Why not get first hand chef experience while you learn and apply for a Chef Scholarship with St Austell Brewery – with over 160 years of Cornish heritage, we can provide you with a vibrant and fruitful career in the Hospitality Industry.

St Austell Brewery is a family business and as well as brewing beer we are passionate about the food we serve in our pubs, bars, hotels and Inns.  We are now looking for our next intake of Chef Scholars which will provide a unique opportunity for anyone wishing to start a career as a chef.

Experience is not essential – in fact, our Chef Scholarships are aimed at those with little or no experience. All we ask is that you have a positive attitude and the desire to start a career as a chef.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for hands-on, passionate and energetic individuals that work well within a team and have a passion for food. You may have some experience in the kitchen or just have a desire to start a career as a chef. You must have transport to get to training sessions.

Learning and development

As a Chef Scholar, you will undertake a 12-month Commis Chef Apprenticeship where you will work with other chefs to learn and practice new skills which are required to become an established and qualified chef. You will develop knowledge, behaviours and skills through college based workshops and practical experience as part of our commercial kitchen teams. In the workplace, you will be responsible for recording your onsite training and practice and sharing this with your college liaison and allocated Learning & Development Trainer.

In the kitchen

You will be working with local fresh produce and play a hands-on role preparing and cooking dishes to a high standard.  You will gain an understanding of how to use ingredients to the best of their potential and learn how to manage stock and waste in day to day service. A key part of your role will be to understand best and safe practice in a commercial kitchen and learn how to manage and implement the safe delivery of food to our guests.

Pay and benefits

We don’t believe in paying apprenticeship rates, so you will be paid a minimum of £7 per hour or minimum wage for your age –whichever is higher. On successful completion of the 12-month scholarship, you will have the opportunity to gain a permanent role within the St Austell Brewery Managed Estate. You’ll also get:
20% discount on food and accommodation across our Managed Estate (eligible after a qualifying period)
Access to our employee reward programme, including childcare vouchers.
A contributory pension scheme.