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Chef De Partie Apprenticeship Darwin & Wallace

You will learn and be able to run your own section within the kitchen. We offer full training, not only on Health & Safety and Food Safety, but also on basic chef skills and our menu, We are sustainability champions and we take pride on our ingredients and suppliers. Our menu is scratch-cooked, which means that we prepare everything on site.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shifts across Monday to Sunday from 9:00 AM to 22:00pm. TBA.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

During your apprenticeship your daily duties will include:

  • Preparing, cooking and presenting dishes within your speciality
  • Helping the management and training of any commis working with you
  • Helping the sous chef and head chef to develop new dishes and menus
  • Ensuring you and your team have high standards of food hygiene and follow the rules of health and safety
  • Monitoring portion and waste control to maintain profit margins

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Have great timekeeping skills
  • Be capable of preparing and running a section on a busy service
  • You will work well with your colleagues and enjoy being part of a team
  • Have basic experience within a kitchen environment

Personal qualities

  • You will love food
  • Be well presented
  • Flexible
  • Outgoing
  • Eager to learn

Desired qualifications

Ideally an apprentice will also have GCSE maths and English at grade C/4 and above or equivalent. 

Future prospects

We believe in people and we grow our chefs into becoming more experienced chefs, being able to run multiple sections and then grow into Junior Sous level and higher, the limit is as far as you want to go.

Things to consider

Please highlight any unsociable hours, such as early starts, late finishes or weekend hours as well as shift patterns.

About the employer

We are a collection of independent neighbourhood bars, more home than the high street. Each one taking inspiration from their local areas; our bars are unique – distinct not just from the crowd, but from each other.

We pride ourselves on our ethical approach to sustainable business operation.  Holding a coveted 3* with the Sustainable Restaurant Association and proud to have been awarded the Best Sustainable Pub group in the UK 2019.

We have beautiful open kitchens that serve food from 9am–10.00 pm, seven days a week, with an all-day dining menu that is prepared fresh from scratch on-site, so chefs are at the heart of the business.


Darwin & Wallace


Battersea Power Station

188 Kirtling Street


SW11 8BN

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by SOUTH THAMES COLLEGES GROUP


Rebecca Dalton

As a Commis Chef you will be preparing food and carrying out basic cooking tasks in every section of a kitchen under the supervision of a senior chef. You will be working as part of a team in a time-bound and often challenging kitchen environment. You will have a passion for food, cooking and working towards standardised recipes and menus. You will:

  • Focus on developing basic techniques as a chef
  • Ensure compliance to procedures, menu specifications and recipes
  • Adapt and produce dishes to meet special dietary, religious and allergenic requirements
  • Communicate internally and externally with customers and colleagues

Apprenticeship standard

Chef de partie

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy then please click on the 'Apply Now' link and complete our Application Form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jan 2022