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Commis Chef Apprentice Samlesbury Hall

To assist in day to day kitchen operations of weddings, functions and the cafe.

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Closing date: 30 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    As required including evenings and weekends, to be discussed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Learning food preparation techniques
  • Following chef instructions
  • Storing food supplies
  • Maintaining the kitchen clean and organised
  • Managing food leftovers and portion control
  • Adhere to food hygiene standards

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good organisation skills
  • Able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to carry out instructions effectively 
  • Creative

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude 
  • Willingness to learn 
  • Good time management 
  • Approachable personality 
  • Passion for food 

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE in maths and English at grades 9-4 or A*-C or equivalent (Functional Skills at Level 2) are desired 

Future prospects

Promotion within the kitchens upon successful completion of apprenticeship 

Things to consider

Staff discount, share of tips, closed throughout Christmas and New Year. 

About the employer

Samlesbury Hall is one of the most beautiful historic homes of Lancashire. 


Samlesbury Hall


Preston New Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Catch 22 Charity Limited



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

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 the Commis Chef role provides in order to progress to any future senior chef role.

Apprenticeship standard

Commis Chef Level 2 

You will have a dedicated industry expert to guide and coach you through components of
your programme and you’ll experience a range of different learning opportunities.

  • Meetings with your dedicated trainer
  • E-learning
  • Interactive Online Workshops
  • Self-guided research
  • On-job instruction
  • Peer to peer mentoring
  • Personal development planning
  • Manager progress review

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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