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Apprentice Commis Chef WATERSIDE HOTELS LTD

The successful apprentice will complete kitchen tasks and fulfil duties as delegated by the other chefs. As an Apprentice Commis Chef, you will assist the chefs and train to skilfully produce a variety of good quality food dishes to a high standard of preparation, production and presentation.

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Closing date: 12 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Working hours will cover weekdays and weekends and will include shift work. Hours will be discussed upon appointment or at interview. . 20-minute break every day.

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main duties will include:

  • Preparing and cooking vegetables, salads, sweets, butchery, and sauces
  • Preparing starter and dessert plates
  • Assisting with preparation and using basic cooking skills and techniques to produce dishes
  • Using traditional cuts and preparation techniques for meat, poultry, fish and vegetables
  • Working as part of the kitchen team to ensure the dishes produced are of a high quality and delivered on-time
  • Measuring dish ingredients and portion sizes in line with recipe specifications
  • Identifying principles of basic food preparation, allergens, diet and nutrition
  • Checking food stocks and ensuring food storage areas are in good order
  • Assisting with set up, preparation and cleaning tasks
  • Maintaining a clean and hygienic kitchen environment at all times and completing kitchen documentation as required
  • Following food safety legislation and procedures
  • Helping to review and refresh menus in line with business and customer requirements
  • Keeping up to date with business and industry trends
  • Assisting with all general kitchen duties

Working in a kitchen environment can be pressured and stressful at times in order to ensure timely service delivery from the kitchen; it is equally rewarding for somebody who is keen to learn and develop in the hospitality industry. 

Enthusiasm and a true passion for food are key to this role.

You will be required to work well as part of a team and you must be prepared to take direction and guidance from senior members of the kitchen team.

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

For the full apprenticeship, candidates will complete:

  • Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths

For the End Point Assessment, apprentices will undertake an on-demand test, practical observation, culinary challenge observation, and a professional discussion.

Apprentices will be expected to attend college sessions once a week at the Ipswich Road campus, located near Norwich city centre.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There will be opportunities for career progression and further interal training with us. Future promotions may include Sous Chef

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Methodical, Able to prioritise, Basic knife skills, Willing to learn, Enthusiasm, Take pride in your work, Interest in food/ the industry, Committed and reliable, Excellent time- keeping


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 2/ E) Desired

Things to consider

You will be expected to work in a highly demanding kitchen environment and work with fresh, high-quality ingredients all year round. We do seasonal menu changes and offer seasonal, daily fresh specials. The train and bus networks are both available within walking distance. Free staff parking is also available on-site.

About the employer

We are a restaurant and hotel, offering high quality and fresh produce.







NR12 8AJ

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Training provider



City College Norwich

01603 773365

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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