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The prestigious, private members club 5 Hertford Street is providing an exclusive opportunity to train and work alongside industry leading chefs, utilising fresh seasonal ingredients to create delicious menus. The successful candidates would undergo the Commis Chef Apprenticeship and become an integral part of the kitchen team.

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Closing date: 15 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Five days a week Monday - Saturday. Every Sunday off with shifts to be confirmed. Working up to 48 hours a week. Salary displayed is the top bracket.

    Total hours per week: 48.00

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Apr 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • You will be working in one of the club’s 3 kitchens, using the finest ingredients
  • Learning and using a mixture of traditional and modern culinary techniques
  • Preparing a variety of cuisines including Mediterranean, French and Italian

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills       
  • Effective time management (planning and organising)
  • Ability to work as a team member as well as individually       
  • Good interpersonal skills        
  • Being clean and tidy       
  • Ability to follow policy and procedures       
  • Basic knife skills       
  • Basic food preparation skills

Personal qualities

  • A passion for the culinary arts
  • A drive to learn
  • Polite and confident       
  • Flexible and cooperative       
  • Motivated       
  • Forward thinker       
  • High levels of integrity and loyalty       
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Have a can do attitude
  • Not afraid to ask questions when needed
  • Takes pride in their work

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalent maths and English at Grade 4/C or above.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the Level 2 Commis Chef apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to progress to the Level 3 Chef De Partie.

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

A prestigious, private members club located in the heart of Mayfair whose aim is to provide a home away from home environment, in the utmost comfort, where members are looked after by a team who know them by name.




2A Hertford Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by HTP Training


Tim Coates 07787 227252

The successful candidate will be working towards the Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard.

You will also work towards Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English if required.

You will develop the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours expected of a Commis Chef which includes:

  • Identifying the factors that influence the types of dishes and menus offered by businesses
  • Recognising and understanding sources and quality points of common food groups and commodities
  • To be able to identify traditional cuts of; and basic preparation methods for, meat, poultry, fish and vegetables (including French terminology)
  • To be able to maintain a clean and hygienic kitchen environment at all times, as well as complete kitchen documentation as required
  • Take pride in your own role through an enthusiastic and professional approach to tasks
  • Have an understanding of correct professional behaviours and organisational culture
  • Understand the basic costing and yield of dishes and the meaning of gross profit

Off the job training will be provided, where you will have the time to complete your portfolio work, attend off job training seminars and have allocated time for mentoring and being shadowed.

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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