Apprentice Commis Chef Coach & Horses Restaurant

An apprentice Commis Chef is required to join The Coach & Horses team at our busy village pub. We serve fresh, traditional British food - using fresh local and seasonal ingredients, taking pride in creating seasonal menus.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Equal share of tips, duty meals, 28 days annual leave, opportunity to work alongside experienced chefs, free onsite parking.

  • Working week

    40 hours per week (either Tuesday to Saturday or Wednesday to Sun split shifts and will include weekend work College day release – 1 day per week during term-time. Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We're looking for someone who has a genuine passion for cooking using fresh ingredients, wants to learn how to cook and present quality plates to a high standard, can work well within a team in a calm but fast paced environment, always maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene and to assist the lead chef during busy periods.



  • Apprentice Commis Chef to gain an all-round on the job education into becoming a chef, reporting to the head and sous chef.
  • The role is an Apprenticeship with the hope that a full-time position will be taken a successfully completing the classroom objectives.
  • You will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of food prep whilst keeping your kitchen section in a clean and organised fashion.
  • Being part of a small team, everyone does everything. This includes washing up and clearing down, peeling & cutting potatoes and assist with starters and desserts - your enthusiasm and integration within the team will be limited only by your own expectation levels

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

  •  There will be on the job training, learning development and mentoring support with the senior chefs within.
  • The position is for 5 days a week including a day release attendance at the college.
  • The apprentice would be assigned an assessor through the College, who would typically come out to visit in the workplace to assess workplace competence.
  • The knowledge side would be provided via an online portal VLE (Virtual Learning Environment), and assignments/ evidence of work/ portfolio would be checked via an online Smart Assessor.
  • If required Functional Skills alongside the Apprenticeship.

Commis chef
Level 2 (GCSE)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There will be opportunities to progress into a senior position for the right applicant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Punctual, Reliable, Passion for food, Hard working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

Things to consider

Challenges: Split shifts, to include weekend work. Benefits: calm and friendly working environment, easy access with main rail line to Cambridge and London.

About the employer

We are a village pub that provides high end traditional pub faye. Situated on the main thoroughfare between Stortford and Saffron Walden, we attract a mix of local custom but could also be described as a destination establishment. Inside we have space enough for covers, with a further 50 covers available outside in the summer months.


Coach & Horses Restaurant





CB11 3TR

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Training provider




01223 418778

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

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