Commis chef apprentice The Half Moon Inn

We are offering a suitable candidate an opportunity to work with catering professionals in a well known country hotel in the heart of North Devon. Apprentices will learn how to deliver exceptional products to exceed customer expectations and develop their talent whilst achieving industry recognised qualifications through day release to college.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay reviewed after 20 weeks

  • Working week

    Shifts will be rostered to include weekdays, evenings and weekends. Candidates will be expected to work busy periods during the Summer season and be able to request advanced leave to ensure work-life balance is maintained.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Half Moon Inn's Apprentice Chef will work up to 30 hours per week preparing food and carrying out basic cooking tasks in every section of a kitchen under the supervision of a Senior Chef.

They will be expected to enrol and attend college to achieve Institute for Apprentices and Technical Education Commis Chef Standards.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing kitchen documentation
  • Working alongside the Head Chef
  • Organising the storage and management of food
  • Complying with food hygiene and safety recommendations
  • Keeping work areas clean and tidy
  • Work quickly and efficiently to keep up with customer needs
  • Gaining knowledge of food being prepare
  • Ensuring food quality to required standards checking for taste, presentation and style
  • Assist in completion of relevant paperwork for compliance and stock control
  • Support preparation and storage methods avoid wastage to reduce operational costs
  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene
  • Preparing food and ingredients to support senior co-workers

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

Commis Chef Level 2 though PETROC North Devon Campus, Old Sticklepath Hill, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2BQ.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This is a perfect route for someone who wishes to gain a nationally recognised professional chef qualification whilst working full time. On successful completion of the commis chef programme you will be supported to move into a chef de partie role or senior production chef roles. Development will be based upon attitude, quality and capability.

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, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

To be successful you must be able to take direct instruction and working to achieve or enjoy • being a Good communicator; • drive to succeed – in an exciting career in hospitality; • working within a fast-paced, hot kitchen; • being an excellent team player; • determination – a ‘get up and go’ attitude; • focused on the detail; • passionate about cooking and obsessed with quality; • reliable & trustworthy – always turning up for shifts and training sessions

About the employer

The Half Moon is a 16th Century Fishing Inn, Restaurant and Hotel with a long standing tradition for high quality hospitality, a warm welcome and friendly staff. We are situation in a beautiful North Devon village square offering 15 letting rooms and dining for up to 80 covers. Our Inn is family owned and employs 18 staff members, of which many have been associated to the Half Moon Inn for numerous years.


The Half Moon Inn





EX21 5NE

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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