Commis Chef Apprentice Montigo Resorts Somerset

We are a renowned four-star hotel and a spa with two restaurants and a bar located on the outskirts of Shepton Mallet, Somerset. We are experiencing a period of growth and have an immediate need for 2 Commis Chef Apprentices. If you want to join our team of talented and passionate chefs and be part of our success story, apply for this vacancy.

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Closing date: 04 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Free car parking, free meals while on duty, free membership, discounts on some items, products and spa treatments, access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

  • Working week

    Shifts will be across 7 days and will be between the hours of 6.00am and 10.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Supporting the kitchen in providing the culinary offer by preparing, cooking and finishing a range of food items whilst rotating around each section of the kitchen
  • Ensuring the quality of the food items produced meet brand, organisational and legislative requirements including the completion of food safety management documentation
  • Receiving, checking and correctly storing deliveries as well as checking and reporting food items and stock levels
  • Contributing to improving the culinary offer of the company
  • Preparing, cooking and finishing food items in line with relevant legislation
  • Following organisational brand standards and recipe specifications including portion control and waste management
  • Cleaning and maintaining a safe and hygienic kitchen environment including preparation, cooking and storage areas
  • Completing food safety management system documentation
  • Checking and reporting food items and commodity stock levels following stock rotation systems
  • Operating and cleaning specialist kitchen equipment following safe handling procedures
  • Receiving and checking internal and external deliveries of food items, equipment and chemicals and storing them correctly
  • Working with others to ensure dishes produced are of high quality, delivered on time and to the standard required
  • Contributing to reviewing and refreshing menus and improving the culinary offer

The training you will be getting

  • Upon completion you will receive a Commis Chef Level 2 qualification
  • Functional skills maths and English if required
  • Training will take place one day a week at Strode College
  • Strode College will be managing the applications for this vacancy

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The expected career progression after this apprenticeship will be working towards becoming a Chef de Partie

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Food Safety Level 2


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

Things to consider

The ability to work weekends and evenings is essential

About the employer

We are a renowned four-star hotel and a spa with two restaurants and a bar located on the outskirts of Shepton Mallet, Somerset.


Montigo Resorts Somerset


Montigo Resorts Somerset

Charlton Rd

Shepton Mallet


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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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