Commis Chef Apprenticeship at Crates Local Crates Local

We have a shop and a bistro / cafe and our menu has expanded and on a journey with all local produce. We would love to take someone on our journey so they can learn basics and learn about local produce and suppliers. A unique opportunity to work in a busy highly rated bistro / cafe with a very friendly family team.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Subject to review. Breaks are paid. Leave is based on hours worked. Additional days can be worked.

  • Working week

    Monday - Saturday, 9.00am - 3.00pm with a day release.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Prepping ingredients for the day
  • Basic cooking skills 
  • Plating foods
  • Understanding allergies and preparation requirements
  • Health & Safety and hygeine in the kitchen
  • Customer service - end to end management 
  • Ordering 
  • Local supplier produce 

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

  • Commis Chef Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • We are based in Horsham and open Monday to Saturday 
  • Training would be one day a week 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Next level qualifications - continual study 
  • Further position within the organisation in catering 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 1) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Food Preparation and Nutrition (Grade 1) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Food Technology (Grade 1) Desired

Things to consider

There is an opportunity to learn multiple skills in hospitality, customer service, retail, hygeine and food preparation and local supplier produce.

About the employer

Crates Local is a unique business bring the farm shop and bistro to the centre of town. We have developed our bistro / cafe to extend menu options and offer high quality food. Our menu uses all the food ingredients from local suppliers that are sold in our shop. We are fully licenced and have the opportunity for evening opening.


Crates Local



24A, Carfax


RH12 1EB


Lisa Charles


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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