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Commis Chef Apprentice The Bell Inn

Do you have a passion for cooking dishes? Then this is the role for you. The Bell in Burton Overy have an opportunity to work as a commis chef apprenticeship and work along side a chef that has worked in many famous kitchens. The Bell Inn is easy to find and is in the village of Burton Overy between Leicester and Market Harborough.

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Closing date: 23 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    30 Hours Exact days / rota will be explained at interview

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    30 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A commis chef is the most common starting position in many kitchens and in principal the most junior culinary role. A commis chef prepares food and carries out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef. The primary objective of the commis chef is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen. Therefore having the opportunity to experience, consider and value each section with a view to choosing an area where they feel most inspired. The learning journey of any chef will vary considerably from one individual to the next; however it is necessary to understand and have experience in the basics that this role provides in order to progress to any future senior chef role.

As a commis chef you will be expected to:

  • Check food stocks, report on shortages, prioritise food that is close to expiry and keep the storage areas in good order
  • Contribute to reviewing and refreshing menus in line with business and customer requirements
  • Work methodically to prioritise tasks, ensuring they are completed at the right moment and to the required standard
  • Complete preparation and cooking tasks to a high standard, delivered on time and presented as described within the recipe specification
  • Work effectively with others to ensure dishes produced are of high quality, delivered on time and to the standard required
  • Support team members to produce dishes and menu items on time to quality standards
  • Follow safe working practices when storing, preparing and cooking ingredients to maintain their quality and safety
  • Work methodically to prioritise tasks, ensuring they are completed at the right moment and to the required standard

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The Apprentice must have a keen interest in cooking and working in a busy environment.
  • They must be able to use their own initiative. 
  • Must be able to communicate and use communication skills.

Personal qualities

Must have a positive attitude and motivated to work in a busy environment 

Desired qualifications

Must have Grade A-D in GCSE English, Maths.

Future prospects

Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by Government.

Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution.

From the April 2021 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices increases for young people aged 16-18 and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship.

The new rate is £4.30 per hour. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by the age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age

About the employer

The Bell Inn is easy to find and is in the village of Burton Overy between Leicester and Market Harborough. Our food is sourced locally and you can be assured your food will be prepared to perfection and served by our excellent staff.


The Bell Inn


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leicester College


Waheed Shaikh 0116 229 5509

The apprentice will complete a Commis Chef Level 2 standard and will follow the knowledge, skills and behaviour that are attached to the programme.

The apprentice will receive a institute of apprenticeship certification at the end of successfully completing the programme.

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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