Apprentice Commis Chef The French Kitchen

Award winners, The French Kitchen are on the lookout for people with drive, personality, ambition, potential & plenty of motivation to join their rapidly expanding business. If you're interested in creating amazing dishes, from the freshest local ingredients & serving it with style & finesse this could be the perfect position for you.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Monthly wage


  • Working week

    Monday attend college. Tuesday & Wednesday days off. Straight shifts. Weekend work and only 1 or 2 nights.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

As a member of the kitchen team the successful candidate will learn all aspects of woriknig within a busy kitchen under the supervision of award winning Head Chef Laurent Courtois.  You will be required to cook and prepare as per company requirements while maintaing high standards of cleanliness in all of the areas of the kitchen.  You will be trained in cooking, stock management and all other aspects of running a complex kitchen in a challenging envirornment.  We cook everything from scratch using fresh locally sourced ingredients.

Key responsiblitites of the Role include:-

  • Preparing and cooking our menu to a high standard as per Company specification
  • Maintaining food hygiene and health & safety standards at all times
  • Receiving deliveries and maintaining the correct storage of food
  • Maintaining a clean and safe kitchen environment

The successful candidate will have a genuine passion to become a chef and will want to grow and learn all aspects of the industry.

You will also be working along side Events Manager Ben Humber in this varied roll which caters for anything from a wedding for 180 to a private dinner party of 6.

The successful candidate will not work split shifts and will only be working 1 or 2 nights a week, 



Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Time keeping

Personal qualities

  • Be passionate about the food industry
  • Have a great atttention to detail
  • Be hard working and self motivated
  • Be confident and eager to learn new skills
  • Have good interpersonal/communciation skills
  • Be reliable, responsible and honest
  • Be energetic and highly motivated to succeed
  • Ability to use own initiative.

Qualifications required

Grade A-C GCSE  or equivalent in English and Maths

Future prospects

On completion of this Apprenticeship there may be an opportunity for the right candidate to remain in a permanent role within the business and develop their level of responsibilities.

Things to consider

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's a part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information visit:

About the employer

The French Kitchen is a Somerset catering company based in West Horrington, catering for events in the Bath, Bristol and Somerset areas. We are located just outside the beautiful cathedral city of Wells in the Mendip Hills with fabulous views across the levels of Glastonbury Tor. Surrounded by amazing produce we have established strong relationships with excellent local food suppliers to ensure we source the best produce for our menus and we respond to the changing seasons, adapting our menus accordingly. The French Kitchen prides itself on providing a high quality, professional and reliable catering service. We listen carefully to our clients requirements to ensure we deliver a bespoke service which not only reflects their wishes, but exceeds their expectations


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Training provider

During this Apprenticeshp you will need to demonstrate skills, knowledge and behaviour in the following areas:-

  • Culinary concepts
  • Food Safety
  • People
  • Business

Towards the end of your completion, you will have an end point assessent to clarify your results and to sign off your chosen units for a Commis Chef Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Hospitality > Commis Chef

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Yeovil College


Charlotte Gardiner 01935 845418

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017