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The Social Diner Presents Simon Boyle

Our very own Chef Founder, Simon Boyle, will be cooking a five course menu alongside our new apprentices.
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The Social Diner with Chris King

Chris King will be helping us to celebrate our 6th Birthday on Friday 22nd September with an exclusive 4 course menu!
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The United Kitchen Apprenticeship is 13 month paid apprenticeship programme

Starting twice a year, apprentices spend 6 months working in the professional kitchen at Brigade Bar & Bistro followed by 7 months with one of our employer partners.

For the first six months apprentices will:

  • Work in the kitchen at Brigade Bar & Bistro (40 hours per week including learning hours)
  • Study towards an NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery, including classroom-based learning and practical assessments delivered by Babcock Training
  • Learn from experts during Workshops and Master classes focusing on specific skills
  • Participate in 1:1, and group mentoring, sessions to support with personal administration and employability skills
  • Assist with community projects working with corporate firms and local organisations
  • Receive regular support from BF staff for any personal matters or benefits/housing related issues


For the following seven months apprentices will:

  • Secure paid work placements with BF Employer Partners
  • Continue their NVQ Level 2 assessments from Babcock
  • Receive regular and continued support from BF staff for any personal matters or benefits/housing related issues


To apply for the Apprenticeship you must have completed both Freshlife and Get Stuck In

To see if you are eligible for the United Kitchen Apprenticeship, please click here.