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Catch22 are delighted to be recruiting on behalf of the famous C Restaurant in Mayfair, London. This is a wonderful opportunity for a Commis Chef to join a professional and passionate team. You will have a love for producing great food and a hunger to learn.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Sunday - 40 hours. Variable shifts TBC between 8:00am -11:00pm 4 shifts working in the restaurant, 1 shift protected for learning towards your apprenticeship

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

It takes skill, a love of food and ladles and ladles of team spirit to be successful in our team.

Whatever role you have, whether it’s Head Chef, Sous Chef or Kitchen porter, everyone has a part to play in making sure that every dish that leaves the kitchen, looks and tastes amazing.

It can get hot, it can get hectic, but with the rest of the team there to support you, the kitchen can be one of the most exciting and exhilarating places to work.

As a Commis Chef you will produce exceptional food to ‘wow’ our customers, you’ll work closely with the Head Chef and their team to ensure the highest level of standards are reached. You’ll help to ensure that everything runs smoothly, that we never run out of essential ingredients and that both the team and customers are happy at all times.

You will have similar experience as a Commis Chef in a fast-paced environment, a ‘hands on’ approach and the drive to maintain the quality our customers deserve. From our Commis Chef we expect exceptional quality and hygiene standards, strong organisational and customer service skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

You will be an integral part everything we do and that is why our customers love our food. If you would like to be part of our exciting journey, please get in touch and we look forward to speaking with you.

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At C Restaurant we want to create a genuinely inclusive workplace, where we embrace the differences of all our colleagues and celebrate diversity. We love to see applications from underrepresented groups and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

Job Duties:

  • Prepare all food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner
  • Follow recipes and presentation specifications
  • Operate standard kitchen equipment safely and efficiently
  • Maintain a clean working station whilst adhering to health & safety standards
  • Assist with the cleaning and organisation of kitchen and equipment
  • Restock items as needed throughout the shift
  • Adhere to all food hygiene & safety standards

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

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
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?

Following the successful completion of the apprenticeship standard there will be the possibility of full-time employment and additional progression opportunities.

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, Patience


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

Things to consider

Kitchens are hot, busy and can be stressful. Weekends off are rare, however jobs in the kitchen are massively rewarding and offer great scope for growth for a brilliant career in hospitality.

About the employer

THE BEGINNING In 1931 a long-sought dream came true. Giuseppe Cipriani Senior opened the doors of Harry's Bar in Venice. ​ Nestled in a discreet stone building perched right on San Marco bay’s waterfront, he started the journey of what is today known as one of the most timeless and impeccably appointed Italian culinary establishment. Serving Italian classic dishes in a relaxed and perfectly proportioned environment, Cipriani’s vision of hospitality and simple luxury quickly came to touch the soul of many, as much in Venice as all over the world. Committed to serve its patrons with love and to an impeccable attention to details, Harry’s Bar rapidly grew its popularity becoming the meeting place of an eclectic clientele which included Ernest Hemingway, Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Wells and Truman Capote just to name a few. Declared a National Landmark in 2001 by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Affairs, Harry’s Bar represents today a milestone in the history of the Italian restaurant scene and the anchor to a global hospitality brand, grown into four generations of passion for authentic food, impeccable service and Italian traditions. MODERN DAYS Keeping the very same Italian traditions alive through its culinary classics, C London Restaurant proudly represents the legacy of its founding father and pays tribute to Harry’s Bar timeless vison of hospitality and Italian excellence in London. Since opening its doors at 23-25 Davies Street in 2004, C London has quickly established itself as one of the most appreciated and exclusive Italian restaurants in London. Right at the centre of an eclectic, competitive and always evolving Mayfair’s restaurant scene, the underlining motto of the family is still driven by one timeless mission: serving with warm care authentic Italian food made with the best quality ingredients. The same traditional Italian recipes from Harry’s Bar in Venice are offered at C London Restaurant, recreating that simple but impeccable experience of hospitality. In London as in Venice, some classic dishes such as our own “tagliolini gratinati al prosciutto”, have been one of the most popular item on the menus for decades. “The secret isn’t about what can be seen or touched, but what can be felt and sensed. It is intangible but palpable. It can’t be patented, but even after eighty-nine years it hasn’t been duplicated by others” Cit, A.C.


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Training provider



Dmytrij Lymar

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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