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Start with us as an apprentice Commis Chef, joining an experienced team of cooks and supporting staff. Learn to prepare elegant meals, service customers and be a part of running of a busy kitchen day to day.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80 to £19,760.00

    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

    5 day week to include weekends. Days off taken Mon-Thursday. 8 hour shifts with an occasional split shift to meet the needs of the business. Occasional weekend off.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    24 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To perpare fresh food for our customers. 
  • Use fresh produce and local ingredients to craft excellent meals.
  • Gain an understanding of day-to-day kitchen activities and how you fit into them.
  • Maintain excellent hygiene procedures.
  • Carry out cleaning tasks including washing dishes and sweeping. 
  • Assist with stock and inventory management. 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

As a Level 2 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

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The potential to progress to a higher level chef at any of the group's properties. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4 / C or above) Desired

About the employer

We are a group of pubs and small hotels and we believe in amazing, local and seasonal food. Combined with fantastic drink selections and great customer service. We also offer amazing career Opportunities.




The Queens

Warwick Farm



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Training provider



Dmytrij Lymar

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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