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As a commis chef you’re on the first rung of the ladder to becoming a great chef. In most kitchens you’ll do food preparation work and basic cooking under the supervision of a chef de partie or section chef. This is your big chance to learn all there is to know about this role and this trade.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties to include:

  • Preparing kitchen documentation
  • Working alongside the Head Chef
  • Organising the larder
  • Working to Food Hygiene and safety recommendations
  • Keeping work area clean and tidy
  • To ensure food is served promptly and work is carried out quickly and efficiently to keep up when busy
  • Thorough knowledge of all about the food being prepare
    To ensure food is prepared to required standards checking for taste, presentation and quality
  • To assist in completion of relevant paperwork reproduction and wastage sheets, cleaning records etc.
  • To ensure portion control, preparation and storage methods avoid wastage and keep down costs
  • Ensure all food sent out is correctly garnished
  • Ensure kitchen areas are clean and tidy during services
  • Measuring dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately
  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene
  • Preparing the ingredients for a more senior chef

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

This is an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Commis Chef (Level 2).

It will involve a combination of on and off the job training in the workplace.

You will have monthly mentoring and guidance at work from a Craven College Learning & Development Advisor.

After 18 months you will be entered to undertake an End Point Assessment, to complete your Apprenticeship.  

The End Point Assessment will comprise of a Practical Assessment, Knowledge Test, and Professional Discussion. 

More information on course content and assessment methods will be discussed at interview.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We love to develop our people!

If you work hard and successfully complete this Apprenticeship, we will continue to support your further development, which can help you climb the ladder and achieve more.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Drive to succeed, Good communicator, Passion for food, Excellent team player, ‘get up and go’ attitude, Focused on the detail, Passionate about cooking


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

The Raithwaite Estate is located to the north of Whitby. Applicants should consider how they can travel to and from the workplace regularly and efficiently.

About the employer

Raithwaite Sandsend is a spectacular estate, with two unique hotels, restaurant and bars, and a spa. We also have really exciting expansion plans over the next few years, with extra cottages, lodges and apartments planned, as well exciting F&B concept. The grounds are vast and the opportunity to nurture the land is there for the taking, and opportunities like this really don’t come along very often.







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Training provider



Phil Armitt


Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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