Apprentice Commis Chef - Do & Co DO & CO. EVENT & AIRLINE CATERING LIMITED

This is a great opportunity for a customer-focused individual to join a fast-paced kitchen production team where we are all equally as passionate about the quality of the food we create and serve. We are looking to grow our talent pipeline within our kitchen and continue to be best-in-class. Duties incl. Collaborating with the Chef and Cooks to prepare meals. Preparing and measuring out meal ingredients according to each recipe.

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Closing date: 28 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    You will be required to work a minimum of 40 hours per week. Will include evening and weekend shifts to accommodate sites open hours. Shift rota to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    14 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Commis Chef Apprentice will have the following responsibilities:

  • Prepping various ingredients such as meats and vegetables
  • Collaborating with the Chef and Cooks to prepare meals
  • Preparing and measuring out meal ingredients according to each recipe
  • To maintain the required highest operational and personal standards of hygiene, and presentation at all times
  • The preparation and cooking of food as directed by the Chef in charge, whilst complying to the Food Safety regulations
  • Ensure the correct storage of all food items as directed by experienced members of staff
  • Monitor and record temperatures of food, fridges and freezers
  • Ensure that assured safe catering principals are followed at all times
  • To ensure that working areas are kept clean and tidy and to adopt a ‘clean as you go’ policy
  • Ensure that all foods prepared under your control are at the required temperatures (probed and recorded)
  • Ensure that decanting methods and fridge discipline are strictly adhered to
  • Ensure accurate records are maintained as directed by the Chef

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

All of your training will be completed within the workplace, You will be working towards the Level 2 Commis Chef Apprenticeship.

You will have the opportunity to work towards your Functional Skills in maths and English if you do not have the GCSEs or equivalent.

You will cover the following:

  • Menu & Food Strategy including Provenance, Food Safety, Teamwork and Communication
  • Vegetable and Vegetable Protein Dishes, Meat, Game & Offal Dishes, Fish & Shellfish Dishes, Poultry, Game & Offal Dishes
  • Soups, Stocks and Sauces
  • Hot & Cold Desserts
  • Bread, Dough & Pastry

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Natural progression would be a Level 3 apprenticeship such as Chef De Partie or Senior Production Chef.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Time Keeping, Passion for Catering industry


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

Things to consider

This is a fast-paced kitchen environment – where every day, there will be different challenges. You will face them head on with the rest of the team to help and support you, every step of the way. You’ll learn everything about being a Commis Chef in the best way possible.

About the employer

Our people within DO & CO play a vital role and are the key to successfully living up to our standards. They are brand ambassadors of the company and show passion for hospitality. It is thanks to our people that we are able to provide our customers with an impeccable standard of hospitality. Our employees and the corporate culture they embody constitute our greatest asset, which sets the DO & CO brand apart and defines our uniqueness. To put it simply, the most important ingredient in our premium recipe is our staff. Each and every employee has a strong personality and a passion for hospitality.




Segro Park

200 Great South West Road



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Training provider



Vicky Lynch


Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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