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Apprentice Commis Chef Darkhorse Restaurant and Bar

Learn fundamental cooking and catering skills, including food prep, food safety and hygiene procedures, as well as developing your team-working skills and interpersonal relationships. This is the perfect entry into both hospitality and catering for any individual!

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8 hours, 5 days a week between Tuesday - Sunday between 10am -10pm shifts.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be primarily working towards carrying out basic functions and tasks in every section of the kitchen. You'll also be assisting the other chefs whilst working in a team producing high quality food. 

Some tasks will include, but not be limited to:

  • Food preparation, using high quality ingredients, following carefully crafted recipes. 
  • Use a range of cooking disciplines, including baking.
  • Ensure stock levels are maintained and regular rotation of stock is carried out.
  • Cleaning and washing up dishes both post-use and in preparation for meals.
  • Ensuring all procedures are compliant with Health and Safety regulations.

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

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. This is what we aim to provide any candidate with this specific course, working towards a Level 2 Commis Chef Qualification. Below, we've listed some examples of ways we'll coach you through your course;

  • 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

You won't be required to attend college, this course is entirely workplace based.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time employment on completion of training & prospect of job promotions

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

Staff food on duty, Staff discounts, staff outings & tastings

About the employer

Darkhorse Restaurant / Bar is based in the East Village, Olympic Park. The regularly serve up sustainably sourced food, organic and biodynamic wines, all while offering a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The food is influenced by Northern Italian Cuisine, offering a richer, more refined and less rustic style than its' southern cousin. All while using sustainable and responsible ingredients, providing the same amazing tastes, with none of the guilt.


Darkhorse Restaurant and Bar





E20 1FS

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Training provider



Dmytrij Lymar

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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