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Apprentice Commis Chef J Reserve

The Apprentice will join the team in the kitchen, preparing and cooking dishes for lunch and dinner service. They will learn dishes from the different menus, food control and hygiene standards.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 hours per week on a shift rota to include evenings and weekends. Hours may increase.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    26 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Prepping food
  • Following recipes
  • Planning new menus
  • Date checks daily of food
  • Clean kitchen checks
  • Working as a team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Be able to work efficiently in a team

Personal qualities

  • Motivated
  • Hard working
  • Come up with ideas
  • Smart appearance
  • Enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

Candidates will ideally have at least 3 GCSEs A* - C (or equivalent qualifications). No other specific qualifications are required as full training will be given. 

If you do not hold a qualification in Maths and English at level 2, you will be required to do Functional Skills in these subjects. 

Future prospects

Full time with an increase in wage.


Things to consider

This role will involve working evenings and weekends and will be subject to a changeable shift.

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

About the employer

When people walk in to J Reserve they are hard pushed not to be impressed by what you see. J Reserve is about offering up something a little different. A stylish bistro cafe emporium is a good why to describe it.

Since opening Cafe J in 2010, owner Julie Mountain has gained an understanding about what people want when they go out for something to eat. ‘It comes down to a simplicity, serve good food in a nice environment, with a great service’. For J Reserve Julie has stuck to this principle.

‘We have invested in creating a wonderful place and much energy went into the decor and the atmosphere of the space’. Next on Julie’s list was bringing in an established and talented chef to create some dishes and plates with a twist, something different where the customer can relish the food placed in front of them, along with combinations of quality ingredients and tasty flavours.

The key at J Reserve is the same as it is at Cafe J - great customer service, and for this Julie drafted in a great team led by Janine, who along with Julie have worked to create - that ‘lets go back there’ experience.


J Reserve



The Grove


LS29 9PA

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Craven College


Sarah Haworth 01756 693681

This is an Apprenticeship Standard as a Commis Chef and will include a combination of on and off the job training in the workplace. You will have monthly mentoring and guidance at work from a Craven College Learning and Development Advisor alongside weekly college attendance. After 12 months you will be entered to undertake an End Point Assessment, conducted by an assessor from City and Guilds, to complete your Apprenticeship.

More information on course content and assessment methods will be discussed at interview.

If candidates do not have A*-C (4-9) in Maths and English at GCSE there will be a requirement to do Functional Skills up to Level 2.

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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