Chef Apprenticeship Opportunities at Hilton

A great avenue into a career in culinary at Hilton is through our Apprenticeship Academy.

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Hilton provides many opportunities to progress a career in culinary and develop the necessary skills to succeed in the kitchen. A global hospitality company, Hilton has a portfolio of 14 brands including its flagship Hilton Hotels and Resorts, luxury Waldorf Astoria and focused service Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton brands. With a presence in more than 4,900 locations around the world, the opportunities for aspiring chefs in our company is unparalleled.

The following showcases some of the opportunities and avenues available to chefs choosing a career in culinary at Hilton.


Variety: Across our portfolio, we have hotels that cater for large events with thousands of delegates to luxury resorts with Michelin and Rosette starred restaurants. At Hilton chefs have the opportunity to move between hotels and countries providing experience working with a variety of styles, cuisine and food. In addition to variety between hotels and locations, chefs at Hilton can find variety within hotels, across different sections, services and restaurants.

Career Progression: As one the most established hospitality companies in the world, the career opportunities at Hilton are second to none in the industry. Below is a typical progression of a dedicated chef at Hilton:

  • Apprentice Chef – 12-18 months
  • Commis Chef – 1-2 years
  • Demi-Chef de Partie – 1 year
  • Chef de Partie (Supervisor Level) 2 years
  • Sous Chef (Manager Level) 2-3 years
  • Executive Sous Chef – 2-3 years
  • Head Chef

A committed and hardworking chef at Hilton, starting out as an apprentice at the age of 16, can progress to become a head chef at one of our hotels in as few as 9 years.


A great avenue into a career in culinary at Hilton is through our Apprenticeship Academy. The Academy provides many apprentices across the UK with the opportunity to train with Hilton through a 12-month apprenticeship. Apprenticeship opportunities offer on-the-job training from professionally qualified experts, onsite mentors, development workshops and master classes. Programme participants can focus on professional cookery, while the Academy’s entry-level education to the world of hospitality is fully funded, including tuition fees and travel expenses, plus participants receive a salary while in the programme.

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