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Commis Chef Apprentice Warwick Street Kitchen

WSK is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic chef who wants to learn while working in a fun, fresh kitchen. WSK is a seasonal café that makes everything on site. We have a strong family vibe and work hard to improve each other every day. If you want to work in a fresh kitchen and still be home for dinner, then this is the role for you.

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Closing date: 15 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shifts will vary, we are open 7 days a week 8am – 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Warwick Street Kitchen is an award-winning cafe in Leamington Spa and we're looking for a motivated chef to join our enthusiastic kitchen team.

Duties will include, but not limited to: 

  • As chef you will be part of the team responsible for the day to day running of the kitchen and must have a love for running the line
  • You will be assisting the creation of our seasonal menus and daily specials
  • Be in charge of ordering, stock control and health and safety procedures
  • We also offer an impressive range of baked goods including doughnuts, chelsea buns and other pastry items

About us:

We're a small team that always have each others backs and love what we do. We serve brunch, lunch, speciality coffee and cakes and baked goods. Everything is homemade. We work incredibly sociable hours and we're always pushing each other to be better at what we do.

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic chef to help us carry on building this brand.

Check us out on social media to see more of what we do:

Instagram: @warwickstreetkitchen


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Entry level interest in fresh food

Personal qualities

  • Passionate
  • Driven
  • Reliable
  • A desire to learn a lot

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Grade C/4 or equivalent qualifications in English and maths

Future prospects

We hire for the long term, ideally, you’d join us permanently as a line chef. When roles such as sous come up, we always hire from within. We are also looking to expand locally, so more roles with responsibility come up regularly.

Things to consider

The role requires full days in a fast paced kitchen.

Awareness that you are expected to be reliable, turn up on time and work hard is needed.

We have fun at work though and a hardworking, but enthusiastic attitude is everything.

About the employer

Warwick Street Kitchen is an independent cafe located in the heart of Leamington Spa specialising in coffee, brunch, lunch, doughnuts & cake. We run a fresh kitchen where everything is seasonal and made on site.


Warwick Street Kitchen



Warwick Street

Leamington Spa

CV32 4QP

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Warwickshire College


Emma Rogers Jo Barrand

  • Commis Chef level 2
  • Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours covered via workplace assessment visits 
  • Attendance at Rugby College for face to face teaching, weekly at most
  • Online/blended masterclass as required
  • Online hospitality masterclass attendance, as required
  • Functional, Skills English & maths level 2 (if required)

Full on-the-job training and support will be provided to enable the successful applicant to undertake the full range of duties required of the role. All apprentices are required to complete and evidence 20% off the job learning whilst on their apprenticeship – this will include online attendance for masterclasses.

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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