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Commis Chef Apprentice Tamburino Restaurant

A great opportunity to work in a highly regarded restaurant in the heart of Yeovil. We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Commis Chef to join the team. This role is ideal for an Apprentice Commis Chef who is genuinely keen on a career producing excellent dishes using fresh produce.

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Closing date: 22 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon-Sun Flexible, some evenings, weekends, Bank Holidays Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    23 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main Duties:

  • Preparations (Mise en Place)
  • Cooking and dressing plates as the candidate progresses during apprenticeship
  • Cleaning
  • Manage your time carefully
  • Complete your work to exacting standards with the guidance from Senior Chefs
  • Stock checks, stock control and waste management
  • Identifying commonly used knives and equipment and their specific uses
  • Team working and developing working relationships
  • Maintain a high level of good hygiene standard
  • Ability to work alongside others with a positive attitude, maintain good time keeping

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Good knowledge of food hygiene and health & safety
  • Good knife skills

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Passionate about the industry and keen to learn
  • Able to take instructions and carry out duties appropriately
  • Someone who can learn from mistakes and move forward
  • Determination – a ‘get up and go’ attitude
  • Enjoy working within a fast-paced, hot kitchen
  • Focused on the detail, attention to cleaning tasks
  • Passionate about cooking and focused on quality
  • Reliable & trustworthy – always turning up for shifts and training sessions
  • Commitment and willingness to learn

Desired qualifications

GCSE English and GCSE maths (grade A*-C or 9-4), or equivalent qualification desired, but not essential.

Future prospects

On completion of the Apprenticeship, there may be further opportunities within the business on a permanent basis.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship to start when hospitality can open again.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

Tamburino’s first restaurant was opened in Yeovil on the 27th February 2005 bringing the town a true taste of Italy with our wonderful traditional cuisine and vibrant atmosphere.

Owner Domenico Taravella is from Sicily, where passion runs deep. No more so than the passion for food and hospitality. In fact, Domenico began his restaurant career at the tender age of 14 – not surprising, because as he says, “Food and drink are part of the culture of my country. We embrace them at a very young age!”

In 2009 Tamburino was nominated at the PAPA (Pizza, Pasta and Italian food Association) Awards as best independent Italian restaurant in the U.K. for the effort Tamburino’s put on, producing a real Italian atmosphere and authentic Italian food, the whole Italian package. Tamburino won the platinum award after being judged by mystery diners beating restaurants from London, Glasgow and all over the U.K. This success was recreated in 2014 and 2019 when they won the same award, showing our top-notch food and dining experience once again.


Tamburino Restaurant



South Western Terrace


BA20 1NB

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Yeovil College


Michelle Rogers +447880476072

Training on all sections of the kitchen as well as food hygiene, stock rotation, menu planning, costing and assisting with college projects and assessments.

Including 20% off the job training.

  • Commis chef Level 2

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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