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: 28 Jun 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

    29 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Apr 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 qualification
  • Training method to be confirmed

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

Inspire ATA is an official Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency, licenced by the Department for Education. Currently ranked 2nd in the Rate My Apprenticeship Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers in the UK Award 2023-2024. Inspire ATA specialises in creating apprenticeship opportunities, where we recruit and employ the apprentice on behalf of our host clients, enabling us to offer additional support and a better experience for both the apprentice and the client as the experts in the industry. We arrange the most suitable and appropriate apprenticeship training from one of our partnered training providers. If you are successful in securing an apprenticeship with Inspire ATA, it is important to understand that Inspire ATA will be your employer and the apprenticeship placement will be a separate organisation that simply hosts you as an apprentice. As a Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency, Inspire ATA performs an important role in developing the UK labour market and it is our responsibility to ensure that talent is recognised, developed, and matched with business needs, whatever the background of the individual, irrespective of race, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity and gender reassignment. We are proud of the diverse nature of our business and work with clients to ensure that all candidates are treated with courtesy and respect.




Upper High Street

The Square

Chipping Campden

GL55 6AN


Sophie Oliver

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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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