HH & Grow

Our Chef Apprenticeship Programme

Our Chef Apprenticeship Programme provides budding chefs of any age with an accredited training pathway which will enable you to develop unique knowledge and skills.

Throughout the programme you will have the opportunity to work your way around the various sections in our kitchens.

Our Chef Apprenticeship Programme provides hungry Chefs of any age or experience level with an accredited training pathway which will enable you to develop unique knowledge and skills.

Working with Luke Holder and Angela Hartnett and their team, you will learn how to cook and work in an environment driven by positive working attitude where we use only the very best produce we can find, delivered to us in a simple and sympathetic way by an array of hand-picked producers.

You’ll learn to cook low and slow in the winter and fresh and light in the summer using the best cuts of meat and best quality produce throughout the seasons,

Driven by a philosophy of Italian simplicity and working hand in hand with the best of British & European suppliers, throughout the programme you will have the opportunity to work your way around all sections of our kitchens. Spending time on fish, meat, sauce, larder, pasta, pastry and afternoon tea, you will also prepare for Raw and Cured; our predominantly plant based Spa restaurant with the addition of high quality protein dishes for the Gym bunnies!

The Qualification bit

We partner with Umbrella Training to host our apprenticeship programmes. You’ll be assigned a Chef Assessor who will guide you through the qualification, with regular visits and observations. All your portfolio will be on an online tracking programme called BUD and you can upload your work with the help of the kitchen team. From Level 2 to Level 6 there’s something for everyone.

The Fun Bit!

You’ll also get to experience all the things that make Lime Wood unique such as guest chef pop-ups with the likes of Nathan Outlaw, Phil Howard and Nieves Barragán, you’ll learn smoking and curing in our onsite smoke house, cooking for special events, observe our bee keeper, spend time in the greenhouse, and there are tastings, literally at every turn.

Our Partners and Suppliers

Because for us it’s all about buying the best produce there is, you’ll get the opportunity to visit and learn about some of our fantastic food producers who practice foraging, no dig farming, sustainable fishing and ethical farming. You’ll understand the importance of long standing relationships and see how Lime Wood became a part of a the development of smoking salmon from Loch Duart.

Be part of the future of food

Luke and his team are founding members of Food Diversity Day and active promoters of The Slow Food movement. We are dedicated to being at the forefront of working to ensure a sustainable food supply for the future.

Getting out and about

We often pay visits to our suppliers to understand the end to end process of where our produce comes from. Last year we went to the New Forest Fruit Farm to see their asparagus and strawberry production and it’s not all about the work-ey stuff the team were hosted for dinner at London’s Lisboeta too.

Don’t worry we do the serious stuff too, you’ll cover food hygiene, manual handling, COSHH, Fire training and even some aspects of running a hotel.  For us it’s all about keeping our team interested.

If you like the sound of becoming an Apprentice and joining our HH & Grow programme then CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST VACANCIES