Development Chef Apprenticeship at Bakkavor

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About Bakkavor

Bakkavor Group is a leading manufacturer of fresh prepared foods. We’re specialists in developing own label products for many of the world’s biggest grocery retailers and best-known food service operators.

We make over 5,500 different products, including ready meals, pizzas, salads, desserts, soups and sauces. Our UK customers include Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda and Morrisons. Internationally, we work with brands including Starbucks, KFC, Pizza Hut and Harris Teeter.

Development Chef Apprenticeship

Do you love to cook but think that the only chef careers out there are in restaurants? Think again!

Being a chef within Bakkavor is a dynamic role where you get to explore and design a variety of different cuisines and product categories. Our Higher Apprenticeship as a Chef is an exciting role that will have you involved in creating food samples for the customer while gaining knowledge in working to high quality and hygiene standards set out in the kitchen. If you have a passion for food and want to cultivate your skills in learning innovative ideas from our talented development chefs, then it's time to show off your foodie skills in the kitchen.

You will be provided with full support and training in order to kick start your career into becoming a future leader in the culinary world. The experience gained in this role is extremely rewarding and will be invaluable to you in your career. It provides you with your 'first steps' into the world of chefs.

As a leading manufacturer of fresh prepared foods in the UK, Bakkavor is always looking for talented individuals who have a can-do attitude and want to make a difference. We encourage personal initiative and empower our people to make things happen. Our approach is informal and our culture is highly service-orientated.

Best of all, upon completing this two year apprenticeship you will be guaranteed a full-time role with Bakkavor.


  • Earn above apprentice National Minimum Wage
  • Paid time off work for personal development
  • Long term progression through the company
  • Gain a Level 4 Senior Chef Culinary Arts qualification or equivalent
  • Pension Scheme
  • Guaranteed full-time permanent role at the end of your apprenticeship

Location: Spalding - Lincolnshire

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