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Commis Chef Apprentice The Talbot Hotel

If you are looking for your next step in your career as a Chef, then why not join our passionate team at The Talbot. Each one of our Chefs cooks with love and passion for the food they create and would love to teach you how to do the same!

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £138.60 to £267.30

    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

    5/7 days on rota (days, evenings & Weekends) 8am-2pm or 2pm-10pm. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    10 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • You will learn how to create dishes using the correct methods
  • You will ensure food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food
  • You will prepare, cook and present food to company specification
  • You will keep kitchen clean, tidy and hygienic at all times
  • You will gain a good understanding of kitchen equipment
  • You will work safely around kitchen equipment and monitor and report any maintenance issues 
  • You will keep up to date with new products & menus
  • You will adhere to company policies, procedures and licensing laws
  • You will carry out instructions as given by management
  • You will assist the kitchen team in sourcing local produce 
  • You will help to design menu ideas from your own inspiration 
  • You will prepare the perfect plate, every time, in line with set standards 
  • You will work closely with your kitchen team to ensure that together each service is smooth and efficient 
  • You will understand our policy, process and specs, maintaining a kitchen that meets the highest levels of safety and hygiene standards
  • You will understand the key performance indicators your kitchen is measured against and work hard to positively influence these whilst on shift 
  • You will complete the Commis Chef L2 diploma with the support of your Head Chef/Mentor

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Team player
  • Excellent communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Very reliable
  • Passion for cooking and enthusiastic in the kitchen

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Grade D/3 or above/equivalent

Future prospects

  • Future full-time role with employer and further progression onto another qualification

Things to consider

Please note the role is advertised at the higher wage but the rate is NMW according to age whilst on the apprenticeship.

About the employer

The Coaching Inn Group acquired this prestigious site in August 2020 and during this period, have managed to breathe some new life into this famous old inn. There's a fascinating history connected with the property. In the heart of the thriving market town of Malton, The Talbot provides accommodation in a 17th century riverside coaching inn. The historic property has its own bar and restaurant, and meadow gardens that stretch down to the River Derwent.

The Talbot is a beautiful seventeenth-century riverside Coaching Inn located in the award-winning town of Malton, the food capital of Yorkshire. Close to the North Yorkshire Moors and stunning coastline, the hotel is set in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK with plenty of natural areas to explore. Expect a warm Yorkshire welcome with roaring fires and great hospitality. The Talbot is a relaxed and rustic property where everyone is welcome.


The Talbot Hotel





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Training provider


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


Smart Training

  • Commis Chef Intermediate Level Apprenticeship Level 2

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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