Commis Chef apprentice ABARBISTRO LTD

We are looking for an apprentice who can bring enthusiasm and energy to the junior kitchen role in our beautiful buzzing workplace. Responsible for daily operations in the kitchen and working in a dedicated and friendly team. If you are passionate about working with quality ingredients in a creative way, then this is the role for you.

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Closing date: 01 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,236.80 to £16,255.20

    - Free food when working - 20% discount at the sister restaurants. - Employer Assist Program with 24/7 support line - Benefit Hub - Cash tips

    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

    7 day week rolling rota including evenings and weekends. Morning, daytime and evening shifts

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  •     Daily operations in the kitchen
  •     Prepare, cook and present dishes according to the menu
  •     Respond to leadership of head and sous chefs and fulfil duties      as required by them
  •     Maintain cleanliness of kitchen, during and at end of the shift
  •     Ensure food hygiene and stock rotation systems are upheld in        line with safer food better business
  •     Hand over the section you are responsible for, making sure            you hand over any jobs and leave it like you would wish to find
  •     Take initiative and be proactive. 
  •     Bring positivity to your role, be a team player and have                  excellent communication with willing attitude towards learning.

The training you will be getting

The apprentice will be studying for the Level 2 Commis Chef qualification.  This will involve day release once a week at South Downs Campus as well as learning in the workplace.  The apprentice will be able to study for Maths/English alongside the apprenticeship with a work based trainer, if this is required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

To grow in the role and apply for promotions within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Basic Kitchen experience, Hard working, Positive attitude


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2/E or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2/E or above) Essential

About the employer

Part of the coastal kitchen family, we’re family run and passionate about our staff. Built around the values of family, community, honesty and hospitality, we enjoy developing and supporting team members to grow within the company. We run four restaurants in Portsmouth and there are frequent opportunities for movement and growth.







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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


Liz Langley

023 9326 9508

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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