Commis Chef Apprentice

Hotel Rudyard


Closes on Friday 30 August

Posted on 2 May 2024


We will help you master our menu, with your food being the reason guests keep coming through our doors. You'll thrive off the hustle and bustle of a fast-paced kitchen, with the support of a close-knit team, because it's the people that make it all worthwhile. Duties include kitchen prep and assisting the head chef in day-to-day operations.

Annual wage
£9,984 to £17,846.40 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Commis chef (level 2)
Shifts will be between 7.30am and 9pm and will include some evening and weekend work (TBC). Your working hours will include off-the-job hours such as attending college (30 - 40 hours per week on a rota basis).

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Friday 6 September


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Commis Chef Apprenticeship Level 2 Standard
  • You will attend the Buxton Campus, with college transport available, each week to spend time with other apprentices in the kitchens and classrooms. Alongside college attendance, you will be visited in the workplace by your college instructor-mentor to complete progress reviews
  • There may be an opportunity to complete Functional Skills maths or English qualifications as part of this Apprenticeship, please contact the college to discuss further

Where you’ll work





ST13 8RN


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Commis chef (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Contribute to reviewing and refreshing menus in line with business and customer requirements
  • Use technology for the development and production of dishes and menu items in line with business procedures and guidelines to achieve the best result
  • Check food stocks, report on shortages, prioritise food that is close to expiry and keep the storage areas in good order
  • Prioritise tasks, ensuring food items meet the required quality standard and in the required time frame
  • Measure dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately
  • Use a range of craft preparation and basic cooking skills and techniques to prepare, cook and finish dishes and menu items in line with business requirements
  • Use correct knives and knife skills when preparing food and use the correct equipment when preparing, cooking and finishing food
  • Correctly store and use food items and commodities when preparing, cooking and finishing dishes to deliver a quality product that is safe for the consumer
  • Apply correct preparation and selection methods when using fresh produce in dishes
  • Complete preparation and cooking tasks to a high standard, delivered on time and presented as described within the recipe specification
  • Maintain a clean and hygienic kitchen environment at all times, complete kitchen documentation as required
  • Work with others to ensure dishes produced are of high quality, delivered on time and to the standard required
  • Choose methods of communication that achieve effective team working
  • Develop own skills and knowledge through training and experiences
  • Deal with team challenges and problems constructively to drive a positive outcome
  • Effectively manage resources to meet specifications and control waste
  • Follow safe systems of work reporting risks in the appropriate manner
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4/C or above)
    • Maths (grade 4/C or above)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Reliable
    • An interest in the industry
    • Ability to learn from peers
    • A desire to learn

    Other requirements

    We are located just outside of Leek and public transport is not very good in the area. Please carefully consider how you will get to work each day including the walking/cycle track accessed from the west end of Leek and the Moorlands Connect bookable bus service.

    About this company

    Hotel Rudyard is a family-run business in the picturesque village of Rudyard, just 2 miles from the Leek town centre. Situated at the edge of the beautiful Rudyard Lake, amongst the breathtaking Staffordshire countryside, we have 13 stunning bedrooms and 2 cottages on-site to offer, we host breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday dinner, weddings, conferences, parties etc. See our website or our Facebook page for more information. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • The apprenticeship has excellent potential to become a permanent position alongside promotion and/or further training

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Apprenticeships Team


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000248638.

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    Closes on Friday 30 August

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