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Apprentice Commis Chef Chester Grosvenor Hotel Ltd

The Chester Grosvenor Hotel, located in Chester, is currently looking for a motivated and reliable person to join their friendly team as a Commis Chef Apprentice.

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Closing date: 27 Mar 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    You will be working 5 days out of 7 with weekend work. Exact hours will be discussed if you are successful in the interview.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Apr 2022

  • Date posted

    11 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The Chester Grosvenor  are now recruiting for three stars of tomorrow to join our chef brigade within our well established Simon Radley Kitchen Academy (SR Academy). The SR Academy nurtures young talent by offering ten apprenticeship places each year. Each place within the academy is highly sought after, so we ask that you are committed and passionate about becoming a chef, the rest we can will help you with!

Growing with Grosvenor

It remains our long term goal to offer the next step from Apprentice Chef to Demi Chef de Partie to all successful apprentices graduating from the SR academy and where possible we make this happen. Our commitment to ‘Grow with Grosvenor’ has seen many apprentices become our head chefs and stars of the future, by marking out the path for many to follow. They earn their place by working their way up the career ladder and being rewarded and awarded for their successes along the way.

Chef Apprenticeship

To ensure that we have dedicated apprentices that are the stars of the future, each apprentice that is short listed will be interviewed and selected by Simon personally to join his team.

You will have the chance to earn while you learn alongside talented and innovative chefs.

The Commis Chef Apprenticeship is open to anyone from school leavers to those simply looking for a change in career. No previous experience is necessary, all we ask is for lots of enthusiasm, team spirit and the drive to succeed!

The length of the programme is 15 to 18 months. Learners have achieved level one or two in maths and English or must attend extra support to enable successful completion of the course, working towards a pass or distinction grading.

A range of skills and behaviours will be developed throughout the programme, using a variety of approaches both in and out of the kitchen environment.

Culinary skills– craft preparation, cooking skills and techniques to prepare, produce and present dishes and menu items in line with the business requirements, your journey will enable you to build the foundations of knowledge and flourish.

Food Safety –this is of paramount importance! You will understand all food safety requirements and the law regarding this within the kitchen. You will expand your knowledge with the importance of allergens, safe systems of work and safe work practices.

Menus– working with some of the finest ingredients and local produce available, you will quickly learn how seasonality fits into availability, quality and price of ingredients.

Offering a diverse and comprehensive apprenticeship, you will work 5 days across 7 within either the La Brasserie, Meetings & Events, Simon Radley or Pastry Kitchen.

-20% of your qualification will take place being mentored, shadowing and learning.

-Online profiles are set up to enable you to add photographs of your work, update your workbooks and build your portfolio as a commis chef at the same time as working towards completing your apprenticeship.

-Along your journey you will be undertaking professional discussions, multiple choice tests and culinary and practical observations to help you stay on track, with the final assessment called ‘EPA’ which we will ensure you are competent and confident to complete.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Adaptable and willing to work in different areas to help out when necessary
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a busy team but also able to use your own initiative
  • Good time keeping skills
  • Flexible
  • Creative flair

Personal qualities

  • Willing to learn and a desire to progress in the industry
  • Enjoys cooking
  • Friendly and easy to get on with
  • Polite
  • Outgoing
  • Reliable and honest

Desired qualifications

No formal qualifications are required but a qualification in maths and English is desirable.

Future prospects

  • Full in house training will be provided by Senior Chefs together with the standard in commis chef/production chef
  • The apprenticeship will include Functional Skills where needed


  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Referral programme
  • Store discounts

Wellness programmes

Things to consider

Ongoing employment as a Commis Chef or Chef de Partie.

About the employer

Dating back to 1865, The Chester Grosvenor is owned by and named after the family of the Duke of Westminster. Located in the heart of the historic city of Chester, The Chester Grosvenor Hotel is one of the finest hotels in the north-west of England.

The Chester Grosvenor houses a delightful and unique mixture of traditional and contemporary style. There are 80 rooms and suites featuring individual designs and decor which are equipped with top quality amenities. 


Chester Grosvenor Hotel Ltd



Eastgate Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Total People Ltd

  • Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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