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Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship, Holt Byfords

Working as a Commis Chef is a great way of getting started in a kitchen; while it's the most low-ranking culinary role, it provides a means of learning a range of key skills on the job. A commis chef prepares food and carries out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef.

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

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Closing date: 10 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Hours TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A primary objective of the commis chef is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen. This gives them 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 a chef will vary considerably from one individual to the next; however, it is the range of experiences in the basics gained in this role that provide the opportunities to progress to any future senior chef role.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting in the food preparation process
  • Preparing meats, fish and veg
  • Keeping kitchen clean and sanitized
  • Assisting other chefs
  • Helping with deliveries and restocking 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


Personal qualities

You enjoy a task-based environment- you motor through head chef prep lists with uncanny efficiency. Customers get their food on time, every time!

A keen eye for detail. Every plate of food must be of the same great quality. You dislike sloppiness.
You enjoy food and have a solid knowledge of ingredients and flavours.
You are adaptable to new menus and new ideas. Head chefs will always be experimenting and plotting new creations, and they will need your help to execute every menu with each new season. There is room for your input if you have a passion to contribute and learn.
You are a hardy soul who enjoys physical work in a hot and fast environment.

Desired qualifications


Future prospects

Progression from this apprenticeship is expected to be into a chef de partie role or senior production chef role.

Things to consider

£18k-£21k PLUS £1,500 incentive payment on completion of apprenticeship
40 hours for individuals aged 16-17
45-48 hours for individuals aged 18+

About the employer

With COVID restrictions being lifted in the UK, an end to furlough, and the great British staycation becoming so popular we are offering the opportunity to 'earn while you learn' to 20 apprentices across a number of leading Norfolk businesses. What sets our apprenticeship scheme apart from the rest is the fair wage that is representative of the work being done plus a £1,500 bonus once the course is completed. We value opportunity and learning and will always support rising stars





Shirehall Plain


NR25 6BG

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HIT Training Ltd


Mollie Parkes 023 9298 4161

Commis Chef Level 2
English and Maths if required

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this vacancy, please click 'Apply now' and you will be redirected to the GetMyFirstJob website where you will be required to submit an application. If this is your first visit to GetMyFirstJob, you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure you attach a copy of your CV.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 10 Aug 2022