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Apprentice Commis Chef The Brewery Tap

A chance to carve a career in the culinary world in one of Chester's most historic pubs which is well known for its superior food and real ale. The Brewery Tap is located in the 13th century Gamul House in the heart of the city centre. The business is owned and operated by the popular Spitting Feathers real ale brewery, located nearby in Waverton.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • Training and support provided by Head Chef and general manager • Chef whites provided • 50% staff discount on food and drink for up to 6 people • 30% friends and family discount on food and drink for up to 6 people

  • Working week

    Monday to Sunday on a shift rotation. (Exact working pattern TBC). Maximum of 40 hours a week.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    23 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You’ll assist the team in food preparation and production and menu development as well as keeping the kitchen clean, tidy and organised.

  • Kitchen basics - cleaning, dishwashing, dealing with waste and recycling, food packaging and labelling and helping with food deliveries.
  •  Learn importance of food and health safety as well as gaining practical skills - knife handling, using kitchen equipment, food preparation, cooking and stock control.
  • Progress to create your own recipies.

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

The candidate will follow a Level 2 Apprenticeship programme and study towards a full Level 2 Standard in Commis Chef. This training will be structured and delivered by Cheshire College – South & West. If the candidate does not hold GCSE grades A-C (9-4) or equivalent, they will be required to complete a Level 1 Functional Skill in the relevant subject.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible progression to Head Chef.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Reliability, Passion to learn, Friendly, Approachable


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

About the employer

The Brewery Tap is set in an historic great hall, of medieval origin, rebuilt in the 17th century (the external brick facade was added following the fire of London). It's a great setting to sample the pub's range of craft beers and delicious food. It is owned and operated by Spitting Feathers real ale brewery, based nearby in Waverton, with a range of real ales from both Spitting Feathers and other guest breweries on tap at all times.


The Brewery Tap


52-54 Lower Bridge Street,



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Training provider



Claire Garner

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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