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Commis Chef Apprentice The Thatched Tavern

The Thatched Tavern in Maidencombe is looking to employ an enthusiastic and ambitious Commis chef to support the kitchen management in the daily running of the kitchen.

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

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Times TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a brand new kitchen complete with a new Charvet cooking suite. The pub has recently reopened under new management, meaning it is a completely blank slate, so the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside the sous and head chef to create regularly changing, seasonal menus and dishes. As well as organising and planning seasonal events, supper clubs, parties etc.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting in the food preparation process
  • Cooking and preparing elements of high quality dishes
  • Preparing vegetables, meats and fish
  • Assisting other Chefs
  • Helping with deliveries and restocking
  • Assisting with stock rotation
  • Cleaning stations
  • Help keep health and standard practices maintained

In return, the successful candidate will receive the following

  • National Minimum Wage for age
  • An equal share of all tips

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A good basic knowledge of cooking

Personal qualities

  • Punctuality/attention to detail, willing to learn
  • Good foundation of food knowledge and knowledge of the seasons - Desirable
  • Clean and organised
  • Ability to take direction
  • Desire to learn
  • Level headedness
  • Creativity

Desired qualifications

  • Grades C/(4) or above in maths and English is an advantage but not essential
  • This will be assessed at the start of the qualification
  • NVQ level 1 minimum, level 2 preferred or will to work towards Level 2 - Desirable

Future prospects

Further training and qualifications.

About the employer

Dating back to the 17th century, The Thatched Tavern is a traditional, cosy, welcoming Torquay pub and restaurant with outstanding food and extensive wine and drinks menu. Located within the picturesque village of Maidencombe on the outskirts of Torquay The Thatched Tavern is a beautiful, low-ceilinged picture postcard thatched building steeped in history. On cooler days settle in the bar and snug by the roaring log fire and in warmer months enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the landscaped gardens. Whether you are popping to the village pub to relax, meeting friends or family for lunch or dinner, or simply stopping off on a Sunday stroll you will be welcomed by our friendly team – we look forward to meeting you.


The Thatched Tavern


Steep Hill



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HIT Training Ltd


Vicky Williams 02393876392

  • Level 2 Commis Chef Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply now' and you will be redirected to the GetMyFirstJob website where you will be required to submit an application. If this is your first visit to GetMyFirstJob you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure you attach a copy of your CV

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Sep 2021