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Level 2 Commis Chef Apprentice Queen Elizabeths Hospital

Working as a commis chef is a great way of getting started in a kitchen. While its the most junior culinary role it provides a means of learning a wide 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: 28 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Days and times to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Can you commit to feeding hungry tummies as well as hungry minds? We serve more than just a meal in our kitchens, and we want you, yes you…the BEST of the best!

The essential ingredient at the heart of our business is our people so we are searching for people who are passionate to develop themselves by joining our business and work at one of our highly prestigious education settings based in Bristol. You will be working in a great kitchen environment using and serving fresh seasonal produce using modern techniques and always looking at developing the food we offer. If you are looking for an employer that will invest in you and develop your career further then look no further and apply!

  • Identify the factors which influence the types of dishes and menus offered by the business.
  • Identify the principles of basic food preparation and cooking, taste, allergens, diet and nutrition
  • Identify traditional cuts of, and basic preparation methods for, meat, poultry, fish and vegetables
  • Identify the personal hygiene standards, food safety practices and procedures required, understand the importance of following them and consequences of failing to meet them
  • Recognise how all teams are dependent on each other and understand the importance of teamwork both back and front of house
  • Understand the basic costing and yield of dishes and the meaning of gross profit
  • Understand the principles of supply chain and waste management
  • Check food stocks, report on shortages, prioritise food that is close to expiry and keep the storage areas in good order
  • Correctly store and use food commodities when preparing dishes

Benefits we offer…

There are many advantages to working for us and we provide our employees with bespoke benefits which include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Free meals whilst at work
  • Career development opportunities / HIT Apprenticeships
  • Prestigious working environments
  • Team events scheduled throughout the year
  • 28 Holiday days inclusive of bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Employee Benefits Platform
  • Work/life balance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • People awards to celebrate our employees
  • Reward and recognition schemes
  • Recommend a friend scheme

This role is 5 out of 7 days and will require flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A basic understanding of the kitchen and food is sufficient as we are looking to develop the right person into becoming a commis chef
  • Time management skills

Personal qualities

  • Attention to detail, can do attitude, ability to work under pressure and have a real passion for food and service

Desired qualifications

To complete the apprenticeship the employee must pass level 1 English and maths (or have the appropriate exemption certificate) and work towards and attempt level 2 before undertaking their end point assessment.

Future prospects

A career progression to become a Chef de partie and take charge of your own section.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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About the employer

Holroyd Howe is one of the UK's leading contract caterers, providing fresh food services solely to independent schools and colleges.


Queen Elizabeths Hospital


Berkeley Place


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HIT Training Ltd


Vicky Williams 02393 876392

Level 2 Commis Chef

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: 28 May 2022