Commis Chef Apprentice CURDS AND WHEY LTD

An exciting opportunity to join the team as a Commis Chef Apprentice at The Station Kitchen, West Bay. Commis Chefs support 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.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Thursday - Sunday 10.00am - 10.00pm (6.00pm on a Sunday).

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assisting the kitchen with food preparation
  • Washing up and cleaning down
  • Maintaining excellence in kitchen hygiene
  • Checking deliveries and putting orders away
  • Learning to create dishes, including starters, fish and meat preparation and desserts
  • Vegetable and salad preparations
  • Assisting the head chef and team with general tasks

The training you will be getting

The apprentice will be working towards attaining Commis Chef Apprenticeship with one day per week training at Weymouth College.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Following completion of the apprenticeship the right candidate may be taken on as a permanent member of staff.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Creative, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

You MUST be prepared to commit to your work and training for the duration of the apprenticeship. You will be required to attend an interview and assessment at Weymouth College prior to your application being passed on. If a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date, it may close earlier so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

Welcome to our unique restaurant in West Bay, Bridport, Dorset. If you are looking for the best restaurants in the area, The Station Kitchen could be your answer. Our quirky and vintage railway station brings an old-world location into the modern day. We are a family business, with a long history in hospitality and catering. We started out as a cake company, then a catering company and now we are a restaurant in West Bay. We have created an environment where people can connect with each-other, with the unique space around them and the neighbourhood they are in. The Station Kitchen caters for all dietary requirements, including gluten free, coeliac, dairy, nut allergies and more. In the heart of West Bay, just a few steps from the famous cliffs that were featured in Broadchurch, we have deep blue sea and golden sand. Our restaurant is a place to unwind and enjoy the vibrancy of life. With a strong focus on seafood, blessed by the wonderful ocean that surrounds us, our menu's showcase the best, local, sustainable ingredients, our menu flows with the seasons, keeping it fresh and showcasing produce at its very best. We take great pride in doing our bit for the planet, this means, you will find linen napkins on our tables and fluffy towels in our bathrooms, no paper here! We also have firm recycling processes in place, source locally and compost waste within our own seasonal vegetable garden.




The Station Kitchen

Old West Bay Railway Station

Station Road


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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


Laura Cowburn


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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click 'apply now' on the link. As soon as we receive your application we will then proceed to the next stage of the initial assessment process.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jul 2024