Commis Chef Apprenticeship - Cotswold House Hotel & Spa INSPIRE ATA LIMITED

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Commis Chef (Level 2) Apprentices to join an enthusiastic and dedicated kitchen team at this iconic Cotswold hotel in Chipping, Campden. Duties include: carrying out food preparations according to the standards set out by the Head / Sous Chef and following the recipes in his/her sections recipe folder.

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Closing date: 05 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    40 hours per week. Working evenings and weekends. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Job Summary:

As a member of the kitchen team, you will assist in the running of the kitchen department or section on a day-to-day basis which will necessitate the delivery of consistent food products in-line with agreed recipes and standards of all menu items.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To undertake food preparation and cooking of items as directed by the Head Chef / Sous Chef.

Main Duties:

  • To carry out food preparations according to the standards set out by the Head / Sous Chef and following the recipes in his/her sections recipe folder and taught by practical demonstrations on his/her section.
  • To learn and understand the items on the daily mise en place sheets in the section and the different menus that it covers, i.e. A la Carte, Du Jour, Daily Special, Conference Menus, Private Rooms and Room Service.
  • To follow his/her Chef de Partie’s instructions, observing the rules set by the hotel and/or by law regarding hygiene, stock rotation, dating and storage, temperature control of refrigerators, pest control, reporting of faulty equipment, reporting of notifiable diseases and notification to the hotel if he/she cannot attend work for whatever reason.
  • To attend training courses, learning events for his/her further training and development.
  • To keep his/her training record book up to date and have the different sections in it signed regularly by his/her Chef de Partie and Sous Chef.
  • To attend regular demonstrations of existing or new dishes conducted by his/her Chef de Partie or a Sous Chef or another member of his/her section.
  • Must help to prevent waste of food of any kind and over-production of mis-en-place, help to minimise the consumption of gas, electricity and water.
  • To undertake some cleaning duties of kitchen equipment, facilities and other items as directed by the Head/Sous Chef.
  • To comply with all Hotel and Company policies and procedures.
  • To comply with statutory requirements regarding the work place such as employment law, health and safety, hygiene, fire prevention etc.
  • To be responsible, whilst liaising with the Head Chef, for your own development.
  • To carry out any other reasonable duty to assist in the smooth running of the kitchen.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Commis Chef Standard

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence.
  • Potential for full time employment on successful completion of the apprenticeship.
  • Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English or Functional Skills Level 2 (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths or Functional Skills Level 2 (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

Haileybury Turnford's vision is to be the best school we can be, developing every aspect of our students to ensure that they can thrive, flourish and succeed. We believe that excellent teaching, academic success, the best pastoral care and enriching co-curricular opportunities are the hallmarks of an excellent school. By drawing on Haileybury’ s 150 years of outstanding achievement, combined with Turnford’ s strong sense of community, we aim to create an exceptional school.




Upper High Street

The Square

Chipping Campden

GL55 6AN


Lily Snelling

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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

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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