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Overview of the role

Develop new recipes, products and product lines

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Senior culinary chef

Details of standard

Occupation summary

This occupation is found in the hospitality, aviation, care and hospital sectors, across a range of different types of organisations and employers such as those providing food direct to the public / consumer and those developing dishes for centralised distribution, care provision or retail.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to develop new recipes, products and product lines. They will research, responsibly source, develop and launch products to meet specification briefs in line with the organisation's vision, values and objectives. They will maintain high culinary standards, oversee all food preparation and presentation to ensure quality and standards, order and maintain the inventory of food and supplies for developed dishes/menus, maintain compliance and due diligence documentation within the food safety management system to ensure a safe and hygienic kitchen, monitor food and equipment suppliers, develop recipes from scratch or brief, determine the best presentation/packaging of food, maintain or raise the profit margins on food and identify and coordinate training opportunities for staff.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with internal and external stakeholders such as: chef teams, restaurant teams, owners, senior management team, board members, suppliers, marketing.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for overall maintenance and development of the culinary offer/standard and leading the development of new menus/dishes within an organisation. The senior culinary chef would typically report to (or could also be) the patron of a restaurant or they may report to the senior leadership team or owner of an organisation. There is a significant leadership element to this role; as the culinary inspiration of a sole-trader patron leading the team to introduce new menus or dishes, or as the leader a team of culinary chefs developing items for centralised distribution.

Typical job titles include:

Chef patron Craft chef Culinary team leader Development chef Executive chef Head chef


Occupation duties

Duty

KSBs

Duty 1 Identify opportunities to research, source and develop new culinary offers including recipes, products and product lines

K2 K6 K7 K8 K13 K15 K16 K17 K19

S1 S2 S3 S5 S7 S8 S9 S10 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17 S18

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 2 Plan and develop the culinary offer according to organisational brief and communicate to the team

K2 K3 K6 K8 K9 K11 K12 K13 K16 K17 K18

S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S15 S16 S17

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 3 Source ingredients, equipment/technology, time and people to create the culinary offer

K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K9 K10 K11 K12 K13 K16 K17

S12 S15 S17

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 4 Order and maintain inventory of food and supplies

K4 K6 K7 K8 K13 K14 K15 K17

S3 S8 S13 S14 S15 S17

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 5 Follow the necessary legislation, regulations, guidance and organisational policies / procedures to produce the culinary offer

K1 K2 K3 K4 K7 K8 K11 K13 K14 K16 K18

S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S12 S14 S15 S16 S17

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 6 Ensure compliance with food safety management system when producing the culinary offer

K1 K4 K7 K8 K14 K15

S1 S3 S5 S8 S14 S15 S16

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 7 Lead the team overseeing the preparation and presentation of quality food items

K1 K2 K4 K5 K9 K10 K12 K13 K14 K15 K16

S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S14 S16

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 8 Present the culinary offer to stakeholders, for example teams, board, clients.

K2 K3 K6 K11 K13 K15 K16 K18

S5 S7 S8 S11 S16

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 9 Action feedback to refine the culinary offer developing contingency plans to enable the smooth introduction of the offer

K1 K4 K12 K13 K15 K16 K17 K19

S4 S5 S6 S10 S11 S12 S13 S16 S18

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 10 Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to plan and launch of the culinary offer

K2 K3 K5 K9 K10 K11 K12 K14 K15 K16 K18 K19

S1 S3 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S10 S11 S13 S16 S18

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 11 Maintain, review and seek to continuously improve the current culinary offer, responding to sector trends and new ways of working to drive sales and profit

K1 K3 K5 K6 K13 K16 K19

S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 S12 S13 S16 S17 S18

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6

Duty 12 Commit to the development and continuous improvement of self and the teams involved in the creation of the culinary offer

K5 K6 K9 K10 K11 K12 K14 K16 K17

S1 S3 S4 S5 S9 S10 S11 S12 S13 S16 S17

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6


KSBs

Knowledge

K1: the principles of food preparation and cooking, knife selection and handling, taste, diet and nutrition, and how to bring these together in a challenging and time bound environment Back to Duty

K2: the business or brand specifications and understand how to use them to create standardised menu items and dishes Back to Duty

K3: how technology supports the preparation and production of menu items and dishes Back to Duty

K4: how to recognise malfunctions or hazards and work to agreed practices and guidelines to ensure a safe, clean and hygienic kitchen environment Back to Duty

K5: how personal approach and performance impacts on the successful production of menu items and dishes Back to Duty

K6: how to research up to date knowledge of product range, brand development, promotions and current trends Back to Duty

K7: the food safety practices and procedures to ensure the safe preparation, cooking and storage of food in readiness for serving the public or centralised distribution Back to Duty

K8: what to look for in ingredients and how to handle and store them to maintain quality, in line with food safety legislation Back to Duty

K9: how to support and influence the team positively to deliver a high quality product Back to Duty

K10: how all staff and teams are dependent on each other and understand the importance of teamwork both back and front of house in achieving business objectives Back to Duty

K11: how to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures and recognise how local demographics may impact on the product range of the business Back to Duty

K12: how to communicate knowledge and experience to the team and support own and individuals’ development Back to Duty

K13: how to operate efficiently to deliver profit margins, reduce wastage and support the overall financial performance of the business Back to Duty

K14: understand legislative responsibilities and the importance of protecting peoples’ health, safety and security Back to Duty

K15: how to identify, plan for and minimise risks to the service and operation Back to Duty

K16: the customer profile of the business, who its main competitors are and the business growth strategy Back to Duty

K17: understand the supply chain including procurement, traceability, provenance and quality monitoring for your culinary offer Back to Duty

K18: the processes policies and procedures of your organisation and a range of establishments relating to the culinary offer Back to Duty

K19: the review process to be able to continuously improve the current culinary offer Back to Duty

Skills

S1: Apply a range of food preparation, knife and cooking skills and techniques to produce quality dishes in line with business requirements Back to Duty

S2: Produce profitable menu items and dishes according to business specifications Back to Duty

S3: Use technology appropriately and efficiently to support the production of food and ensure maintenance issues and malfunctions are dealt with promptly Back to Duty

S4: Support team to deal with unexpected malfunctions or hazards that disrupt work activities Back to Duty

S5: Ensure positive business or brand image is upheld in work activities and the delivery of products at all times Back to Duty

S6: maintain consistency in product and service quality to meet customer requirements Back to Duty

S7: Prepare, cook, store or present food to agreed relevant legislative food safety practices and guidelines, ensuring a clean and hygienic kitchen environment is maintained at all times in readiness for serving the public or centralised distribution Back to Duty

S8: take responsibility for the safe storage, preparation, cooking and presentation of ingredients to deliver a quality product that is safe for instant consumption or centralized distribution Back to Duty

S9: manage self and other to ensure the food produced is of high quality, delivered on time and to specification Back to Duty

S10: Adopt problem solving judgements to identify and deal with problems within the team and across the organization to drive a positive outcome Back to Duty

S11: Use effective methods of communication and operate in a fair and empathic manner that achieves the desired result and demonstrates a customer centric culture Back to Duty

S12: Identify skills development needs and actively encourage and support individuals and self to enhance their skills and knowledge Back to Duty

S13: Monitor costs, using forecasting to set realistic targets with the team; effectively control resource allocation; minimise wastage and use sustainable working practices Back to Duty

S14: Comply with relevant legal requirements and maintain the safety and security of people at all times Back to Duty

S15: Risk assess situations, identifying and isolating matters of concern, by establishing the cause and intervening accordingly to minimise any risk to people and comply with legislation Back to Duty

S16: apply business and brand values that actively market the business, support competitiveness and help meet business objectives Back to Duty

S17: execute organisation process, policies and procedures for the supply chain including procurement, traceability, provenance and quality monitoring Back to Duty

S18: Research and respond timely to sector trends when maintaining and reviewing the culinary offer Back to Duty

Behaviours

B1: Remain calm under pressure Back to Duty

B2: Welcome feedback , be pro-active and solution focused Back to Duty

B3: Be committed to the culture vision and values of the business Back to Duty

B4: Lead by example Back to Duty

B5: Commit to and reflect on own continuous professional development and learning Back to Duty

B6: Celebrate personal and organisations achievement Back to Duty


Qualifications

English & Maths

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.


Additional details

Occupational Level:

4

Duration (months):

24

Review

This standard will be reviewed after three years.

Status: Approved for delivery
Level: 4
Reference: ST0864
Version: 1.0
Approved for delivery: 25 February 2020
Route: Catering and hospitality
Typical duration to gateway: 24 months (this does not include EPA period)
Maximum funding: £9000
Trailblazer contact(s): trailblazer@people1st.co.uk
Employers involved in creating the standard: Royal Automobile Club, Unilever, Compass Group, Handpicked Hotels, Stoke Park Hotel, Chewton Glen Hotel, Splendid Hospitality, Exclusive Hotels, IHG Hotels, Royal Garden Hotel, Sodexo, Boodles, Hogarth’s, Sainsbury’s
LARS Code: 546
EQA Provider: People 1st International

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