Apprentice Commis Chef The George Inn at Croscombe

Come and join this great team in our central production kitchen, You will be helping us drive excellence in food standards, ensuring that only the highest quality food is served to our customers. This is a fast paced kitchen environment with some heavy lifting and packing duties as well as food preparation and cooking.

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Closing date: 04 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    An incremental increase will be considered after a 6 month review Share of gratuities

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Various shifts across 6.5 days a week; 9.30am - 2.30pm or 5 - 9pm. Will include evenings, weekends and bank holidays. Shifts & Breaks TBC

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

A Commis Chef assists a section chef, also known as a Chef de Partie. The role is made up of many varying responsibilities including:

  • Assisting in the food preparation process
  • Cooking and preparing elements of high-quality dishes
  • Preparing vegetables, meats and fish
  • Assisting other Chefs
  • Helping with deliveries and restocking
  • Assisting with stock rotation
  • Cleaning stations
  • Contributing to maintaining kitchen and food safety standards

The training you will be getting

  • You will receive a Commis Chef Level 2 Qualification upon completion
  • Training will be one day a week at Strode College
  • Strode College will be managing all applications
  • Functional Skills English and Maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • This could lead to a full-time role with the potential of following on to the Production Chef apprenticeship route

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Enthusiastic


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

Things to consider

There is a bus stop outside the pub, but as it is a rural location, please consider transport to and from work.

About the employer

The George Inn is our award-winning 17th century freehouse in the scenic village of Croscombe, Somerset. The pub is directly on the A371 equidistant between the market town of Shepton Mallet and England’s smallest city, Wells. There are many delightful walks from the pub and dogs are welcome too. The George Inn - renowned for real ale, great food, comfortable rooms and a friendly welcome Front view of The George Inn, near Wells and Shepton Mallet Somerset. Purchased by us in July 2000, we’ve enjoyed making many changes to the pub. In the main bar we built a large inglenook fireplace with real log fires to warm the winter days, and soft lighting, the family’s grandfather clock and our comfy chairs add to the ambience of the area.


The George Inn at Croscombe






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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Lyndsey Bath

01458 844681

Apprenticeship standard

Commis chef

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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