Commis Chef Apprenticeship – Level 2 MOOGIES LIMITED

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate. Throughout your course you will receive full training on all aspects of working in a commercial kitchen.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £12,500 – £25,000 (Negotiable depending on personal circumstance). Earn above Apprenticeship wages - from day 1 plus ‘Tips’ Benefit from a performance incentive plan helping you increase your earning throughout the course. Travel to work support

  • Working week

    We can offer flexible working patterns but in general under 18’s – up to 40 hours over 5 days. over 18’s – up to 45 hours over 5 days. Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 45.0

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include: 

  • Working as part of the team in the kitchen during service to our customers
  • Completing various work assignments online with the support of your tutor (we can provide access to a computer)
  • Food Hygiene and general standards in the kitchen
  • Food preparation
  • Portion size management
  • Introduction to margins and cost management
  • Cooking
  • Stock ordering and management
  • Allergens and food intolerances
  • Food labelling and stock rotation
  • Following recipes and food preparation guidelines
  • Even creating your own dishes...!!

There is so much to experience and learn that it can be quite daunting, but this is not a race we can work at a pace that ensures you achieve your goals.

We have great chefs who between them have over 100 years’ experience working across a wide variety of food cuisines and are willing to share their knowledge and skills to help you start or progress your career in professional catering. 

We can offer flexible working patterns; so, whether you are looking to return to the workplace or looking for a part time opportunity that fits around your life or a full-time job, our flexible and bespoke approach to training means we can work around your current commitments, all at a pace that suits you. (A minimum 30 hours per week is required to be accepted on the apprenticeship scheme).

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

Commis Chef Apprenticeship – Level 2.

Maths and English functional skills if required.

We have partnered with ‘Straight A Training’ and between us both we will deliver you a fantastic learning program that will catapult you into a career that has no limits.... you will be the only element that stops you from succeeding.

You will work in our established kitchens learning alongside our talented team, many of whom join us as trainees and have progressed into more senior roles. 

Training will be based at The Russell Arms but with an opportunity to move the position to one of other venues by agreement.

  • The Russell Arms, 2 Chalkshire Road, Butlers Cross, Bucks, HP17 0TS 
  • The Black Boy, Church Lane, Oving, Bucks, HP22 4HN
  • The Dinton Hermit, Water Lane, Ford, Bucks, HP17 8XH 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Fantastic opportunities to progress through our kitchen teams to head chef. (Two of our current head chefs started as trainees/apprentices).

There would also be opportunities to gain experience and career progression by working in our Front of House teams if that was of interest.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Level 1) Desired

Things to consider

Kitchens are busy hot environments, so we must all look after each other's wellbeing ensuring a high level of attention to health and safety

About the employer

Moogies is a small chain of privately-owned pub restaurants operating in villages around North Buckinghamshire. The business started 8 years ago and over that time has bought neglected village pubs back into the hearts of their communities and on the map as destination venues to visit due to their beautiful locations, fabulous food, and a great welcome to everyone who comes through our doors.




The Russell Arms

Chalkshire Road

Butlers Cross

HP17 0TS


Maria Woolverton


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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