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Commis Chef Apprentice Brook Hotels Ltd

As a Commis Chef you’ll be the first rung of the ladder to becoming a great chef. You’ll do food preparation work and basic cooking under the supervision of a chef de partie or section chef, rotating through sections such as sauce, vegetables, fish and butchery.

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    06.00am - 14.30pm or 13.00pm - 21.30pm Monday - Sunday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    27 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


  • To keep the kitchen area and adjoining areas clean and tidy at all times
  • To carry out the 'mis en place' of your section before each shift according to Company specifications
  • To make and serve to the waiters the customers orders, and to serve food quickly and properly
  • To ensure at all times that the customers receive the attention, standard and service they are entitled to
  • To assist the chefs you are working with in their section
  • To always deal with passing customers in a polite, pleasant and professional manner
  • To adhere to the standard of safety, hygiene and cleanliness laid down by the law and the company policies
  • To carry out service according to Company specifications
  • To work with and help the chef maintain good and accurate stocks
  • To abide by Health & Safety and Food & Hygiene legislations at all times
  • To wear and maintain the correct uniform
  • To behave with other members of the staff in a polite, honest and friendly way
  • To be punctual at all times
  • To report to the chef on duty any complaints, incidents, accidents or any other irregularities
  • To carry out any reasonable request as made by the management
  • To attend department and general staff meetings
  • To attend any training sessions as judged reasonably necessary by the management
  • To abide by the house rules at all times
  • To report any illness or sickness that may be contagious or hazardous to your colleagues or guests

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work under supervision
  • Good oral communication skill
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to work in split shift

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiasm towards self development
  • Positive and approachable manner
  • Good team player
  • Willingness to do relevant certificates in H & S, Food Safety etc

Desired qualifications

Maths & English Grade C/4 or above desirable.

Future prospects

Full time employment following the completion of your apprenticeship.

Progression opportunities.

About the employer

Located in the town centre of Colchester, the Grade I-listed Brook Red Lion Hotel is 2.4 km from the Merville Barracks and 3.2 km from the University of Essex. The Red Lion is ideal for Colchester Hospital, Colchester Castle, town centre shopping and Colchester Zoo. All 24 bedrooms, with original Tudor features, have a flat-screen multi-channel TV, complementary tea and coffee and a work desk, alongside a private bathroom.


Brook Hotels Ltd



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Smart Training & Recruitment


Smart Training

  • Commis Chef Level 3 Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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