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Commis Chef Apprenticeship Denstone Hall Farm Shop

Denstone Hall Farm Shop and Café are looking for an enthusiastic person to undertake a Commis Chef apprenticeship in their restaurant kitchens.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 15 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Minimum 30 hours per week on a rota to cover our opening hours and prep/clean down time:- Mon-Sat 8.30am-5.30pm Sun 9.30am-4pm working hours to include time to attend college.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    30 Sep 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • Assist in the preparation of ingredients as directed by junior and head chefs to include peeling, chopping, washing etc. of all foods including meat, fruit, vegetables and poultry
  • Assist in the cleaning of all surfaces, machinery and equipment to ensure food safety
  • Monitor the cooking/heating of foods as directed by the chefs once deemed competent
  • Ensure that working areas are always kept clean. This includes surfaces, equipment and floors
  • Ensure that required standards are adhered to in the production and preparation of food
  • Report the need for maintenance to appropriate staff
  • Assist with the unloading and storage of deliveries to the kitchen
  • Storing knives, cutlery, crockery and equipment efficiently and safely
  • Remove waste promptly to maintain a clean and tidy kitchen


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A strong interest in the catering industry
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • An understanding of food safety and/or allergen awareness would be advantageous

Personal qualities

  • Reliable, a good team worker, ability to listen to your peers and follow instructions
  • The ability to work well in a busy environment

Desired qualifications

Ideally GCSE (or equivalent) maths & English 4/C or above, you may be able to study towards level 2 qualifications dependant on personal circumstances, if you have not achieved these. 

Future prospects

Potential for permanent employment on sucessful completion of your apprenticeship. 

Things to consider

Please consider how you will get to work each day. 

About the employer

We are a family run farm shop and café on the Staffordshire and Derbyshire border set in the picturesque village of Denstone beside the River Churnet. Our farm shop is part of a thriving beef and arable agricultural business with the shop and café based on the farm overlooking the fields.

Our mission is to use our own produce from the farm and to source high quality local produce with provenance. We pride ourselves on the award-winning creations from our farm, butchery and kitchen as well as our award winning customer service.


Denstone Hall Farm Shop


Denstone Hall

Main Road


ST14 5HF

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by University Of Derby


Kath Ferns 08000740099

  • Commis Chef level 2 Apprenticeship
  • There is the possibility of studying towards your maths & English if you have not already achieved GCSE or equivalent qualifications 4/C or above, this is dependant on personal circumstances

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply directly through Buxton & Leek College using the link provided.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Feb 2022