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Apprentice Commis Chef GAIL DANDY CATERING LLP

Supporting the chefs in a professional kitchen environment for weddings, corporate events and private parties. A highly varied role in preparing and making dishes.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Opportunity for pay rise throughout course, dependent upon hitting certain targets

  • Working week

    Combination of both weekday and weekend work, hours varying week from week depending on whether it’s a prep day (i.e. 10-4) or event day (i.e. 1-9 for example).

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Prepare food items, adhering to relevant health and safety standards. Follow recipes to support the chefs with cooking, learning appropriate cooking techniques whilst doing so. Operate kitchen equipment confidently and safely. Maintain clean working stations as well as assisting with the cleaning of the kitchen and equipment on a regular basis. Organising kitchen equipment. Participating in frequent stock takes, informing of low levels where necessary.

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

  • 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
  • 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

This will end in a Commis Chef Level 2 Qualification

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Opportunity to become a full time employee and chance to study for more advanced courses should this be desired.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Adaptable, Working under pressure, Inquisitive


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 3) Desired

About the employer

Gail Dandy Caterers are a family run business which have been providing catering services in the Nottingham area for weddings and corporate events for over fourteen years. We offer a bespoke catering service using the finest ingredients, aiming to use locally sourced products when possible to create delicious, rustic, home-made food.




Halam Road


NG25 0PF

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Training provider



Dmytrij Lymar


Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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