Spotlight on EPAOs – Senior Production Chef

25 May, 2023

The apprenticeship standard for Level 3 Senior Production Chef has been approved for delivery since 7th September 2016.

Senior production chefs may lead a brigade team or may support the head chef in larger establishments. They report activities to the Head chef or appropriate line manager. They supervise production chef teams in a variety of kitchen environments, for example, schools, hospitals, the Armed Forces, care homes and high street casual dining or pub kitchens. Senior production chefs have accountability for the day-to-day running of the kitchen service, producing, monitoring and maintaining consistent food standards, legislative requirements and quality across all areas and during all stages of production and supply.

As part of their apprenticeship, apprentices will have to complete the end point assessment. There are currently 9 End Point Assessment Organisations (EPAO) registered to assess Senior Production Chef apprentices.

Click here to see a full list of EPAOs.

To find out further details about EPAOs and the register, click here.

You can access the Level 3 Senior Production Chef standard here.

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