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Commis Chef Apprentice The Dovecote

Do you have a passion for cooking? Look no further Roseacre pub have two fantastic opportunity as a commis chef apprentice. Learn award winning dishes and build your career in hospitality.

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Closing date: 17 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £115.50 to £222.75

    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

    25+ Weekends & night Different shifts are between 10am and 10/11pm

    Total hours per week: 25.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001787019

  • 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 too:

  • 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

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a busy high pressured environment

Personal qualities

  • Highly motivated.
  • Enjoys working in a big team as well as smaller groups.
  • Committed.
  • Driven.
  • Passionate about great food.

Desired qualifications

Grade A-D in GCSE English, Maths

Future prospects

There is possibility of a full time position after successful completion of the apprenticeship.


About the employer

Roseacre is a midlands based premium pub company that is made up of six sites.

Here at the Dovecote/Lime Tree our team try to offer something a little different to all our customer whilst still maintaining a warm friendly atmosphere.

We offer a wide range of premium pub dishes from hand battered fish and chips, our famous chicken tikka shashlik to our Blackgate signature steaks. Not forgetting our special pork belly and slow cooked lamb ragu.

Employer

The Dovecote

Address

Coventry Road

Narborough

Leicester

LE19 2GN

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Training

Training provider

LEICESTER COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leicester College

Contact

Liz Lightowler 07917628655 llightowler@leicestercollege.ac.uk

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:

  • 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

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)


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